Thursday, May 28, 2009


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This Weeks Grocery Shopping

Walmart 5-25

4 Taco Bell Taco Kits @ $1.88 ($0.88 after coupon)
3 Lemon Jellos @ $0.50( $0.50 for 3 after coupon)
3 Trial Sized Lint Rollers @ $0.97( free after coupon)
4 Kraft Naturals Shredded Taco Cheese @ $2.08 ($1.58 after Coupon)
8 Bar S Hot Dogs @ $0.67 ( $0.17 after coupon)
1 Zipper Pouch @ $2.47 ( I needed one to hold supplies in my purse)
2 Clean and Clear Black Head Eraser Packs @ $5.44 ( $0.44 after coupon)
4 Purell Hand Sanitizers @ $1.52 ( $0.52 after coupon)
3 Kashi Waffles @ $2.54 ( 1 free with free item coupon 2 were $1.04)
2 Kraft Philidelphia Cream Cheese @ $1.64( $1.14 after coupon)
2 Muir Glen Diced Roasted Tomatoes @ $1.50 ( $0.50 after coupon)

Subtotal= Approx $58.00
Total After Coupons= $24.85

I paid less then half after coupons. I was really happy with my total not the service though.

Meijer 5-25
3 Cactus Pears @ $2.00 for 3 ( Random fruit. Yes they are prickly. Found that out quick)
4 Meijer Brand Hot Dog Buns @ $0.79 (For the army of hotdogs)
5 Triscuits @ $1.66 ( $0.66 after coupon)
5 Wheat Thins @ $1.66 ( $0.66 after coupon)
2 Bags Meijer Brand 2lb Bag of Toasted Oats Cereal @ $2.22 ( for the ginormous toddler)

Total After Coupons=$16.27

Grand Total=$41.12

At this point I have a good stockpile going. I try to only buy things that we need immediately, or are exceptional deals.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Normally I Love Grocery Shopping...

but Walmart was a pain in the butt. The opted not to accept some of my internet coupons. I thought it was kind of weird because she opted not accept them after she scanned them. This would be fine, but the front end manager was being really rude about it. She basically acted like I was up to something, which I assure you I wasn't. I very politely asked them to take off every item they weren't accepting a coupon for off my order. Every item she scanned a coupon for she asked(quite rudely) if I was sure I had purchased that item. She could have easily printed a slip to see what items I had. Their really wasn't a need for an interrogation. So it tacked on another ten minutes to my checkout experience to remove some coupons and items from my transaction. I usually just go to Meijer and Kroger, and will probably do most of my shopping there still. I am really unimpressed with Walmart's customer service at this point.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bic Soleil Bella Razor

I like them very much. I tried them courtesy of Word of Mouth Marketing As I Bzz Agent I get to test products at not cost, and provide my honest feedback. These razors provide a close shave without irritation. The razor is easy to use and doesn't clog easily. I recommend both signing up to be a Bzz Agent, and trying these razors for yourself.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Have I Mentioned I Love Thrift Stores.

My friend and I went to the thrift store to stock up on clothing for the growing weeds. I found a lot of tops for my daughter for under $1.00. Some of the clothing items were $0.15. It was awesome. I don't like spending a ton of money on kids clothes, but I also like quality clothes. I was happy with both the price and the quality. Tomorrow we go garage saling.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Zombie Plan Involves Hot Dogs. Lots of Hot Dogs.

We did some major grocery shopping this weekend. I received an unexpected check in the mail, and decided to use it to bulk up our stockpile. Combine that with good sales and coupons and we have some really good deals.
My friend Kelly graciously agreed to help with the shopping and coupon finding. I now own a purse sized paper cutter because she thinks it will be easier to cut coupons that way. Oops I forgot to clip this coupon let me whip out my paper cutter. She's totally awesome. We went to Walmart.

Walmart 5-15

1 Utility Shelf@$13.97
2 Mike's Hard Lemonade@$7.49(hubby has a few a week, cheaper than at gas station)
6 4pack Angel Soft@$0.84
6 Ball Park Franks@$2.00
12 Oscar Meyer Franks@$1.50
6 Jars Miracle Whip@$2.00
8 Oscar Meyer Turkey Bacon@$2.28
4 A-1 Steak Sauce@$2.98
12 Packs Kraft Naturals Shredded Cheese@$2.08
3 3pk Yeast@$0.93
9 Kraft Salad Dressings@$1.58( $0.08 to $0.58 after coupon)
9 Jellos@$0.50( $0.50/3 after coupon)
4 Lint Rollers@$0.97(free after coupon)
1 Carefree Panty Liner@$1.00(free after coupon)
1 Air Freshener@$0.94
2 Nail Polish Removers@$1.00
1 Toe Spacer(for painting toe nails)@$0.96
2 Shorts@$12.00(I'm not waiting on a sale for these, I can never find them in my size)
1 Johnson's Hair Detangler(for 1 curly haired toddler)@$2.98
2 Dresses@$3.00(also for curly haired toddler)
1 Set Cosmetics Brushes@$9.97
1 Nail Polish@$0.98
1 Lip Gloss@$0.98
1 Swim Suit@$9.50(same curly haired toddler, I'm glad I like her:))

Total After Coupons=163.81
Saved $52.00 in coupons

I put a lot of the stuff directly in the freezer, but we are constantly having people over so I'm sure we'll go through it.

Kroger 5-18

7 Bottles Kraft Barbeque Sauce@$1.00

Total After Coupons=$0
I also ended up with a $3.00 coupon for my next order.

I have some other receipts that I need to find so I will update later.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Still Haven't Finished the Shopping.

I set my alarm last night with every intention of getting up early. I most definately did not. I will definitely finish tomorrow though.
I did however get my hair highlighted today. I've dyed my dark brown hair before, but I had never put any blond in it until now.
My mother-in-law and I had a girly day. We had a blast. We got our makeup down and I got my hair down. It was awesome. On the downside I now have to do hair touch up every six weeks or so.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today's Shopping Deals

I did some light shopping today. I'm going to try to finish up tomorrow. Here's what what got.

2 Kotex pads @ $1.59
1 Kroger brand gellitan powder @ $0.19

- 1 $2.00 coupon for pads


2 Reeses Cup Minis @ $3.00( I'm starting to think I have a chocolate addiction)
1 Huggies @ $8.99
3 Boxes of hot chocolate @ $0.38
3 Bags of hair accessories @ $0.75

- 1 $1.50 Coupon

Big Lots
1 Vegetable oil @ $2.00
2 Dove Dark Chocolate @ $1.00
1 Extra dark chocolate sticks @ $1.50
2 Extra virgin olive oil @ 3.50


Grand Total= $32.00approx

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Budget

I sat down today and wrote out a new budget. I didn't really think our current one was accurate. Here are the results.

Home phone-$25

Hopefully this work okay for us. I know the credit is a little on the high side, but I'm trying to pay it all off by this time next year. Wish me luck on making this budget work.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Not a lot of Shopping This Week.

We haven't been doing a lot of shopping this week. I made a quick trip to Meijer to pick up meat and fresh produce. I managed to find lettuce for $0.30 a head, and strawberries for $0.54 a pack.
I picked up the Sunday paper, bread, and a 2-liter of coke at Walgreen's. I make most of our bread, but if I need it quickly I don't mind spending under $2.00 for 2 loaves. We don't drink a lot of pop anymore, but I purchase a 2-liter or so if we have guests over.
I made a quick trip to CVS for their cereal deal. Certain Kellogg's cereals are on sale 3 for $10.00. You earn a $5.00 ecb(coupon good on next purchase) after you purchase three. There are a lot of cereal coupons out right now. I can't remember where they are all located, but I'm sure Google could tell you.
This Sunday's paper(at least in my area) had a coupon for $4.00 off Always Infinity 28+. I'm thinking cheap pads at Meijer.
We are planning a trip to Meijer later this week to stock up on meat, since we are still under budget. We are running kind of low, and I think my husband would appreciate some carnivore love.