Friday, February 5, 2010

My Week of Savings in Review 1/31-2/6

It's time once again to share how my shopping went this week.  I am happy to report a very mellow one compared to the previous two, with only a few trips to Albertsons and Fred Meyer.  (A bit of a relief after 10 separate transactions last week alone.  I know, it's exhausting to even think about!)  I track Sunday through Saturday, and this week starts on Jan. 31st, so I am going to count it as part of my February budget.  I am aiming for $60 per week. That's a little lean for me.  But, it's a short month and I went over a little in January so I am going to give it a shot!

Transaction #1
35 Boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola Bars: $1 each, used (7) $3/5 MF coupons: $14
5 Quaker Oat 48 oz  $7, used (1) $3/5 MF coupon: $4
Spent: $18
Saved: $129.10!
Transaction #2
(2) Skippy Peanut Butter: $3, used $1/1 MF + doubler: $1
(2) Smart Taste Pasta: $3.38, used $1/1 MF + doubler: $1.38
(1) Bagel Bites $1.99, used $1/1 MF + doubler: FREE
(2) Lipton 100-ct. Tea Bags: $5, used $1/1 MF: $4
(5) Quaker Instant Oatmeal boxes: $5, used $3/5: $2
Spent: $8.37
Saved: $27.21

Transaction #3
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $3, used $1/1 MF + doubler: $1
Best Foods Mayo $5, used $1/1 MF + doubler: $3
Skippy Peanut Butter: $1.50, used $1/1 MF + doubler: $1
Spent: $5
Saved: $16.54
Transactions #1
Forgive me, this is going to be from memory.  I entered all of my information into the savings tracker earlier in the week then promptly threw away the receipt.  Not very good planning!

5 lbs of Onions $1.99
Bananas 59¢ per lb
5 lbs of Carrots: $2.69
(3) Mission Tortillas $2 each, used (3) $1/1 MF coupons (I wish I would have waited!)
2 Gallons of Milk $1.99
(2) Sun Laundry Detergent 99¢ each with in ad coupon from Friday's paper
(5) Bumble Bee Tuna 75¢ for 5 also with in ad coupon from Friday's paper
(6) FM brand Cream of Mushroom soup: 50¢ each
(1) 4 lb generic Sugar: $2.69 (?)
(1) Cupcake holders $1.19 (is that what they are called?)
1/4 lb bulk walnuts: under $1
(2) Land O'Frost Deli Shaved Meat: $2.50, used $1/1 MF: $2 each
Spent: $24.68
Saved: $11.93

Transaction #2
Private Selection Eggs: $1.66 (sale)
Tilamook Cheese $3.99 with in ad coupon
Spent: $5.66
Saved: $4.32


This is from my savings tracker.  You can download this great tool for yourself thanks to Angela at The Coupon Project.  (I love it!) 

As you can see, I went just a wee bit over budget. 

Total Spent this week: $61.62
Total Saved: $199.10 or 76%

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maygan said...

That's so close though- you did really great!

Saving Addiction said...

great job! i love to stockpile it is part of the addiction! cute site!

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