For my first post I would like to share my savings for the week. My husband and I are trying to save as much as possible to buy our home. We could'nt believe how much we were spending each month on groceries. I found Crystal's great site, http://biblicawommanhood.com and from there I was introduced to her other site http://moneysavingmom.com/ she has great tips on how to save money on groceries, I highly recommend both sites.
My trip began with CVS on Friday. This is what I got:
2 Garnier products @ 5.99 each =11.98
1Palmolive dish liquid @1.49
1CVS cotton swabs @1.99
Total 17.81(w/tax included)
2/$1 for Garnier products
.40 for Palmolive
$2 off for $10 spent CVS coupon
Total after coupons: 12.33
I used a 10ECB from a previous transaction
I got 13ECB back (10ECB for the Garnier products, 2ECB CVS swabs and 1ECB for the Palmolive) and I also got $4 off purchase of $20 or more coupon.
I also got the Hershey's Kisses, they were 2/$5. I used 4ECB and only paid .99 OOP. I received 3ECB for my next trip.
Now on to my other finds. I am very fortunate to have so many grocery stores so close to home so I get to shop all the sales without going out of my way. All the stores form a U shape aroung our home so I took my coupons and my list and began early in the morning( 8am, hubby stayed with our two boys :) )
Food 4 Less(Kroger owned)
Sara Lee Pies 2 @ 1.98 (Sale price other stores had them for 7.99!) $3.96
Cool Whip .98 (sale price)
Kraft dressing $1.68
2lbs. bananas $1.16
there is something else on the receipt for .98, but I can't remember what it was and the picture and receipt aren't helping job my memory.
After sales and coupons I only paid $6.06.
They had Pillsbury Grands Biscuits on sale for $1 and if you bought three they gave you 1 free. I had a .30 coupon. So I got 4 for only $2.70.
Ralph's (Kroger owned, I believe)
10lb bag of potatoes .97!
canned peaches 1.19
Last but not least
2 bags of Tostitos tortilla chips reg. price 3.49 on sale for 1.66
2 boxes of Wheat Thins reg. price 3.59 on sale for 1.66
2 gallons of milk 6.33 (the leas expensive I've seen)
Total before sales & coupons 20.49
Total after 10.55
Our pantry and freezer is full from previous weeks deals so we didn't get much this week. I did manage to keep our total to less than $25 which was my goal since last week we did spend a little more than my alloted $50 a week for groceries and household items. Oh by the way the soda, Apple Jacks, cookies, and napkins were free so I didn't bother to put a price on them.