I have been taking pictures and documenting my shopping trips for the last 2 weeks. But my Saturdays have been packed full and I haven’t gotten a chance to get the post written and shared. So I am going to catch you up on the last 3 weeks today.
I had decided going in to April that I was going to challenge myself spend LESS than my $40 weekly grocery budget.
Kroger – transaction #1
promotion - Buy 4 GM items, get $5.00 giftcard
- $2.90 in coupons
I paid $8.56 but got back $5.00 gift card.
Kroger – transaction #2
I also earned $5.00 gift card on this transaction and the cashier let me use it and the previous $5 gift card to pay for this transaction.
-$10 in giftcards
I paid $13.16(The deodorant and toothbrushes were free after coupon.)
- $36.53 in coupons
I paid $34.81
(The re-usable bags, yogurt, and Yakisoba meals were free after coupon)
I paid $56.53 this week
I saved $77.11 in coupons
Over my $40 weekly budget this week. :(
BUT, I did stock up on about 2 months worth of granola bars for my husband. We had been out of granola bars for a while and I had been waiting for a stock up sale. The Fiber One bars were about $0.75 a box and the Quacker bars were right at $1.00 box – much better than the $3 regular price. Plus cheap sugar, oil, sour cream, cereal that does not go on sale very often.
Will try to spend less than $40 next week to make up for it. I have almost everything I need for Easter dinner so will just need to pick up stock-up sale items next week.