Saturday, April 18, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $84.12

It has been a busy week here!!  Not only have I homeschooled four of my kids but I have also had to work in the schedule TWO church drama practices, TWO soccer practices, TWO soccer games, a dentist appointment, a bible study, the suburban in the shop for just half a day, and then you can not forget the usual keeping of the house, people fed and grocery shopping.  Whew!! PLUS, hubby and I have been working at painting walls, moving cabinets and re-doing the drop ceiling in our basement family room/playroom/school room/the room we spend 85%-95% of our waking moments in each day!! Oh and this isn't your average size room either---this room is half our basement wide and end to end of our ranch size house(about 300 sq. feet) And to think that I have to do all again next week!  Oh I also paid bills because of payday and did a baking day

I made it to the stores this week and ended up spending close to $150 plus also doing my monthly Sam's run.  I have been doing a pantry & freezer spring cleaning and have been successful enough that I was already running out of things that are "staples" at this house! There is still several more things that I would love to work into the menus so that will be happening in the next couple of weeks. 

Here is a breakdown of what I purchased this week...

Family Fare:
  • 4 gallons milk $7.96
  • 3 boxes poptarts $7.00
  • 2 lbs margarine $1.50
  • 4 boxes fruit snacks $6.25
  • 1.99 lbs bananas $1.17
  • 4.99lbs ground beef $10.45
  • 1.40lbs beef strips $4.89
  • 1.29 lbs thin cut bottom round steak $2.96
  • 6 bags of 50 % off Easter candy $8.44
  • 24 ct. Northern TP $5.99

Total OOP: $56.97
Total Savings: $31.90
Total without coupons or sales: $88.87

  • 3 double pks. Kotex pads $13.00
  • 1 pkg. ziploc snack bags $1.79
  • 1 pkg. 40ct. ziploc quart freezer bags $2.44
  • 2 pkg. 150ct sandwich bags $3.00
  • 6 boxes Kleenex $7.50
  • 3 bags Rold Gold pretzels $5.00
  • 2 boxes frozen spinach $1.78
  • 2 boxes frozen green peas $1.50
  • 2 cartons lemonade $2.00
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup $1.00
  • 1 cantaloupe $1.50
  • 2 lbs bacon $4.00
  • 2 jars pasta sauce $2.20
  • 3 bags chocolate chips $5.00
  • 2 whole chickens(10.47lbs) $6.16 (59¢/lb on meat markdown!)
  • 1 pkg sausage links $1.79 (meat markdown, reg. $2.99)
  • 6 boxes Kelloggs cereal $8.50 ($1.42/box)
Total OOP(with tax): $90.17
Total Savings: $52.22
Total without sales or coupons: $142.39

GRAND TOTAL(without sales or coupons): $231.26

Now I have enough meat in my house to get through until next payday!! So all this food should last my family until the end of the month!

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