Friday, October 28, 2011

Coupons paid for my lunch!

I wanted to make a quick stop by Martin's on my way home from church, but Jesse and I were both getting pretty hungry.  Since I had been doing so well with my budget, I suggested we get subs at Martin's and use "grocery" money.  Since Jesse ate his sub in the car, that meant I could take a little longer shopping, no?  =D I decided to make this my weekly grocery trip and add in almond milk and produce.  Here's what I got:

Transaction #1:

(4) Bertolli Alfredo Sauce $2 ea.
(1) Country Crock spread $1.99 (good thing this was on sale w/ a coupon--Jesse had just asked for it)
(1) Almond Breeze shelf stable $2 (I haven't been able to finish the half gallons lately)
(1) Gallon milk $3.39
(2) Newspapers $2 ea.
(1) Powerade $0.77 (for my lunch)
Bananas $1.12

-(2) $0.75/2 Bertolli sauce printable (both doubled to $1.50)
-FREE Powerade (my coke rewards--I keep these on hand in case I get thirsty while shopping)
-$0.55/1 Almond Breeze (doubled to $1.10)
-FREE milk catalina ($4.50)
-$1/1 Country Crock

Total before savings: $24.99
Total savings: $14.09
Total paid: $11.19 (incl. tax)
Catalina: $3.75 (for buying 4 Bertolli sauces--made it $0.33 ea.!)

Transaction #2:
My lunch (not pictured)
(1) Newspaper $2 (I hadn't planned on getting 3 papers, but I had to get something quickly to make my total >$3.75)

-$3.75 catalina

Total before savings: $4.69
Total savings: $3.75
Total paid: $1.23 (incl. tax)

So, I saved $17.84, or 59%!!!  I think I'm finally starting to get tired of bananas.  =D  So, we'll see what sort of produce I'm "in the mood for" next week.

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