I spent so much time concentrating on what I needed for the party we had last weekend, I forgot to get stuff for this week so needless to say I needed a lot. The funny thing was after I went shopping I felt like I didn’t even buy much but spent pretty much my entire budget. How does that happen??
All in all I still had a good week. I do need to keep an eye out for some stock up sales on certain things because my stockpile in my food cabinet is getting low.
Here is how I did:
I did the bulk of my shopping at Stop & Shop this week. My oldest has been out of pre-school for the past 5 weeks and it’s completely thrown my schedule off and I haven’t been making many trips out. She starts back next week for the summer program so I should be back into a routine soon.
Total Saved: $32.80
Total OOP: $81.28
Total Savings of 29%
My weekly Grocery budget is $85 so I was under budget by $3.72
CVS is one store that I never miss even when I’m thrown off schedule. I made sure I got there early on to get the school supplies. My sister in law is a teacher and she needs things for her classroom so whatever I don’t need I will give to her. It’s too bad the school’s don’t have the money to give the teachers what they need. So if you don’t need the stuff yourself see if anyone knows a teacher that can use it. I’m sure they will appreciate it.
(1) Austin Cheddar Cheese Crackers, On Sale $1.00
(2) Filler Paper, On Sale $2.00 Get $2.00 ECB’s (limit 2)
(2) Papermate 10ct, On Sale $.99 Get $.99 ECB’s (limit 2)
(2) Memo Pad, On Sale $.99 Get $.99 ECB’s (limit 2)
(1) CVS Pantiliners, On Sale $.89 Get $.89 ECB’s (limit 1)
(1) Stickers, On Sale $1.99
Used $10.91 ECB’s
Total Saved: $15.18
Total OOP: $.99
Total Savings of 99% – Love that number!!
My weekly budget is $25 for Drug Stores so I was under budget by $24.01
I took that money from both budgets that I had left and went to Target to stock up on a few things. Here is what I got:
Total Saved: $29.76
Total OOP: $28.11
I had $27.73 left so I went over my (left over) budget by $.38. Not bad!
How did you do this week? If you’d like to share your savings just put a link to your savings post in Mr. Linky below.