Oct 14, 2009

A little extra shopping...

I did a little extra shopping this week, we needed formula and I wanted to hit a few sale items at Shaw's. Before today my total spending for the month was at $119, including diapers and paper goods. I'm loosening up on my goal amount because of the need to buy formula - my new aim is for $200-$250 monthly (still a pretty good target!) I still have $80-130 for the next two weeks, based on the new goals.

When determining my budget for sale/stockpile items, I figured out what I'd need to get through the rest of the month (2 loaves bread - $2.40, 5 gallons milk - $12.00, 1 can formula - $19.99, 8 bottles soda (for hubby) - $9.12, 1 pack TP - $4.99, $10 per week allowance for fruit and veggies), which came to just under $70. That leaves me with $10-60 to play with. What I bought today includes some items on the necessity list (milk and soda were under my budgeted amounts!) and some stockpile stuff, so I'm on track to meet my goal!

I hit Shaw's, Stop & Shop and BJ's, and here were my totals (amt saved doesn't factor in BJ's regular lower prices):

Total OOP: $56.57
Total saved: $29.15
Total left for the month: $24-$74

Gallon milk - $2.28 (actually cheaper than Price Rite!)
3 lb bananas - $1.44
Diaper Genie refill - $4.99
BJ's formula - $19.99

Total: $29.01

Stop & Shop

Reusable Grocery Bag - $0.99
free reusable bag reward loaded on my Rewards card!
Quilted Northern 9 Mega roll - $5.99
used $1/1 coupon from 10/11 RP
Stop & Shop sugar cookies - $1.00 (had a craving!)

Total: $9.98
Total Saved: $3.99 ($1.00 coupon, $2.00 store savings, $0.99 reward)
Total OOP: $6.30


Hotel Style turkey breast - $8.30 (on sale $0.99/lb, 8-10lb avg weight)
8 bottles soda - $7.44 (all the soda we'll need for the month!)
2 boxes Barilla Whole grain pasta - $1.76
used $1/2 coupon from 8/23 SS
2 boxes Barilla Piccolini pasta - $1.76
used $1/2 coupon from 8/23 SS
***Barilla pasta for $0.38 per box!!!

2 Coffeemate creamers 16 oz - $4.00

Total: $46.42
Total saved: $25.16 ($2.00 coupons, $23.16 store savings)
Total OOP: $21.26

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1 comment:

Dumb Dawn said...

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. Very nice. Just what I have been looking for.
My family is pinching pennies right now...for a lot of reasons, and I have been thinking about ways to make my dollar stretch in the kitchen. So Reading through your blog has been very nice. You have a lot of great ideas. I love menu planning. That is a MUST GET BACK TO DOING for us.

By the way...I'm Dawn.
I just started following you.