I will probably be back on here a few times today to get caught up with all of the posts I missed this week. I need to do my Thankful Thursday and Friday Financials posts. But for now I want to tell you about my awesome grocery shopping trip!!
I came in under budget for the second week in a row! And I was able to stock up on some things (including meat) this week! So happy!
Here is the breakdown:
Total on the receipt: $131.72
Total before tax: $120.38
Total on groceries: $84.34 + tax (all food items)
Total on baby items: $20.99 + tax (box of diapers)
Total on household items: $15.05 + tax (tissues, deodorant, shaving cream)
Budget for groceries: $120
Budget for baby items: $50
Budget for household items: $20
(All cash left over from being under budget will be put in the corresponding envelopes.)
Money saved by shopping sales: $18.87
Money saved from e-coupons: $5.40
Money saved from clipped coupons: $13.94
Biggest deals today:
1.) Diapers. The diapers were $24.99 for a box of 92. I had an e-coupon for $1.50 and a clipped coupon for $2.50! That saved $4.00 off a box of diapers! I didn’t think the e-coupon was going to work, since I thought it was for a different type of diapers (Swaddlers vs. Baby Dry). It worked and it let me use my clipped coupon! Woo-hoo! This box of diapers will last us a couple weeks, so that’s great!
2.) Laundry Detergent. I don’t need more laundry detergent, but I had received a coupon from my grocery store for a free bottle of 50 oz. detergent. I got the Free & Clear bottle so I can use it for Miss C. The detergent was $3.99, so I saved $3.99!
3.) Frozen chicken. I typically buy our store brand frozen chicken, but the 3 lb. bags of Tyson frozen chicken were on sale. They are normally $9.99, but were on sale for $7.99. There was also an e-coupon for another $1.00 off. I got 2 more bags of frozen chicken! Each bag ended up being $6.99! By shopping the sale and using my coupons, I saved $6.00!
Love it! I am getting better at shopping sales, stocking up, and saving money! Our deep freezer is stocked full with lots of great food that we will use! I can’t believe I am actually enjoying grocery shopping somewhat.
I also want to let you know that I bought lots of fresh fruits and veggies as well. I bought bananas, grapes, broccoli, lettuce, a cucumber, an onion, snow peas, a bag of carrots, and sliced mushrooms. I am not just buying processed or pre-packaged foods. I do incorporate fresh fruits and veggies into our meals as well.
Did you find any great deals on your grocery shopping trip this week?