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Weekly Wrap-Up 8/1/10 to 8/7/10 August 6, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Food City,Kroger,Wags,Walmart,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 11:47 pm

CVS:

Spent: $1.57

(2.55 w/tax)

Saved: $34.69

96% Savings!!

Got some good clearance deals on my second trip this week.  My CVS had a bunch of their brand 2 liters for a quarter!  Yeah yeah!

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Food City:

Spent: $6.78

($8.26 w/tax)

Saved:$13.14

49% Savings

They were having a pretty decent Con Agra sale at Food City this week.  Buy 10, get $3 off automatically.  I paired that with the 30 cents off 2 Snack Packs and the $1.50 off 4 Con Agra items to get some cheap meals for when the hubby goes back to school.

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Kroger:

Spent: $8.09

($9.65 w/tax)

Saved: $28.30

72% Savings!

I also got a gallon of milk that didn’t make it in the picture… I paired the General Mills 50% off sale with coupons (that Kroger doubled!) for some rockin’ deals on some snacks.  These will come in VERY handy on our trip next week.  I’ve been watching sales for a while now, trying to find some cheap snacks that are easy to pack so we don’t have to spend an arm and a leg at the airports!

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Walgreens:

Spent: $5.35

($6.07 w/taxes)

Saved: $25.01

79% Savings!

My Walgreens had these Photo Stamps on clearance for $4.99!!!  They are regularly $19.99!  Even better, I was out of stamps and these were cheaper than buying more at the post office and they’ve got my cute lil’ doggy on them!  🙂  I’m thinking I’m going to pic up another box next week if they still have some…

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Walmart:

Spent: $3.91

($4.79 w/tax)

Saved: $6.00

45% Savings

Yet more travel things!  lol

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So here’s my totals:

Spent: $25.70

($31.32 w/tax)

Saved: $107.24

76% Savings for the week

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Monthly Totals so far:

It’s only week one, so same as above.  I’m a little over budget this week ($100/month) but I’m under what I was last month at this time!  🙂  I also bought some stuff this week that I normally wouldn’t buy, such as the fruit snacks and so many snack bars… I’m writing the overage off as ok since it’s for our trip home and the little extra out of the grocery budget will save us a ton at the airport!

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Beth

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Weekly Wrap-up 7/25 to 7/31 July 31, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Kroger,Wags,Walmart,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 10:21 pm

Kroger:

Spent: $18.15

($22.18 w/tax)

Saved: $85.59

79% Savings

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Home Depot:

Spent: $2.20

($2.41 w/tax)

Saved: $15.74

86% Savings

Thanks to my friend Kristin for the heads up on this one!!!

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WalMart:

Spent: $0.29

($1.92 w/tax)

Saved $17.00

99% Savings!!!

I made money on the First Aid Kits and razors…  I probably should have bought something practical like food with the overage, but I REALLY liked the pencil pouch!  So I got it for a make up bag for my upcoming trip home!  🙂

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Walgreens:

Spent: $0.07

($0.84 w/tax)

Saved: $22.86

99.9% Savings!

I also went back just now to use some expiring RRs to buy my hubby a padfolio for school/church.  He’s had his eye on it for a few weeks and asked me earlier this week if I would work towards getting him enough RRs to buy it so we didn’t have to spend money out of pocket for it.  He was so sweet and I love that he thought of using coupons for it!  Well, I had $6 that are expiring in the next couple days and I’m really not excited about anything at Walgreens next week so we went and got that for him.  🙂  I am now RRless!  😦

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CVS:

Spent: $0.30

($1.21 w/tax)

Saved $12.86

98% Savings

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:::So here are my totals:::

Spent: $21.01

($28.56 w/taxes)

Saved: $154.05

86% Savings this week!

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:::July’s Totals!:::

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

Spent: $111.39

($150.82 w/tax)

Saved: $647.12

83% Savings for the month of July!

Over all, I did pretty well this month.  It’s the first month I’ve tracked my spending so closely and I’ll be honest with you, I was a little shocked to see that I’d spent so much!  My goal is to get spending down to $100 a month on food and toiletries, including taxes!!  Next month may be a little off because of vacation, but I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on how #’s are looking!  🙂

~

Beth

 

Weekly Wrap-up 7/18-7/24 July 24, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Kroger,Moneymaker,Wags,Walmart,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 4:55 pm

Walgreens:

Spent: $3.82

($7.27 w/tax)

Saved: $54.97

95% Savings!

Started with ZERO RR and ended with $10RR so over all a 6.18 MM!  Yay for a good Walgreens week!

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Krogers:

Spent $24.57

($28.51 w/tax)

Saved $78.78

69% Savings

Oh my goodness!  It was a good week at Kroger!  Free cheese, soap, crackers, and rice cakes.  And nearly free Rice a Roni, Idahoan potatoes, and Q-tips!  Yeah yeah!

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Wal-Mart:

Spent: $13.61

($17.47 w/tax)

Saved $32.00

58% Savings!

Thanks to Christie over at Wild For Wags for the Pampers coupons!  I won them a few weeks back and was excited to see that Wal-Mart still had some!

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CVS:

Spent: $0.01

($2.18 w/tax)

Saved: $29.97

100% Savings!!!!

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:::So here are my totals:::
Spent: $42.01

($55.43 w/tax)

Saved: $195.72

79% Savings this week!

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:::Monthly Totals:::

Spent: $90.38

($123.26 w/tax)

Saved: $493.07

82% Savings so far this month!

Beth

 

Bacon Wrapped Steaks, less than $1 at Walmart! May 18, 2010

Filed under: Walmart — Beth @ 10:37 pm

My Walmart (Elizabethton) has Chef’s Requested bacon wrapped steaks for $3.98 go HERE for a $3 off coupon when you sign up for Chef’s Requested email list!

Beth

 

Bar S Hotdogs for 18 cents!

Filed under: Walmart — Beth @ 9:14 pm

Walmart has Bar S Hotdogs on sale for $0.68 use this $1 off wyb 2 coupon for a total price of $0.18 per package! 

Beth

 

Walmart Rollbacks!!! May 16, 2010

Filed under: Walmart — Beth @ 3:07 pm

Check out Deal Seeking Mom for the latest roll backs at Walmart!
Here’s a couple I’m excited about:

Heinz Ketchup (40 oz) $1 (was $2.42)
Kraft Mayo (30 oz) $1.97 (was $2.98-$3.40)
Cesar Dog Food (3.5 oz) $0.50 (was $0.72-$0.83)
B1G1 Cesar Canine Cuisine Entree printable

Beth