Whew! I think I majorly blew my budget this week! There were several reasons I spent so much.
1. I had to take a veggie tray to a family get together and well, getting a bunch of veggies just isn't real cheap. I also had to take meat and cheese for a tray and we all know that gets expensive too.
2. I bought several things such as the Compound W and cereal at Weis that I paid out of pocket for but will get most or all of the money back in gift cards or rebates.
3. It's canning season and I bought quite a bit of sugar- which keeps rising in price!-, jar lids, etc. And all that adds up amazingly fast.
We're going to be gone on a week long trip and I'm really hoping that will help balance out this week's spending! Let's just say that right now I'm kind of dreading doing my Monthly Spending Summary. :)
Total Spent: $131.80
Total Saved with Coupons: $56.92
Total Saved with Sales: $60.35
Total Spent: $117.27
Rite Aid: $14.69
Saved with Coupons: $8.00
Saved with Sales: $12.98
CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $25.97
Saved with Sales: $14.50
This was kind of a fun week at CVS for me. I had free product coupons or the Herbal Essence, Aussie and CVS body wash. I also had a $3/$15 baby purchase coupon that printed from the little CVS coupon printer a couple of weeks ago. I used that towards my Pampers purchase and combined it with manufacturer coupons to get a great deal. Love being able to stock up on diapers at low prices!
Saved with Coupons: $12.25
Saved with Sales: $10.54
Saved with Coupons: $10.70
Saved with Sales: $22.33
I was pretty excited to do this cereal deal. I bought 8 boxes that had the Cars codes on them and I'll be able to submit those codes online to get two $5 Visa gift cards. So after I get those, I essentially will have paid $0.20/box of cereal!! You can't beat that!
$10 of this was cash to use towards grocery items at market etc.
Anyone else notice the increase in butter prices? I don't like it, but I'm not willing to switch to margarine. It's just one of those things I'm willing to spend extra on because I believe it's healthier for us (not to mention, we hate the taste of margarine).
Glenwood Food: $32.69
I needed to stop and get some jar lids for canning and a few other things to make vegetable soup to can. While I was there I checked cheese prices and was excited to find cheese for just over $2/lb.! I haven't been able to find shredded cheese that cheap for a long time. I didn't need it desperately, but decided to go ahead and buy it and freeze it for later.
This was for cash to use to buy produce at market and the above stuff at a local Amish store. I had to take a veggie tray to a family function an spent quite a bit on veggies. At least it was healthy food! :)