Saturday, March 15, 2008

$18.69 at Ralphs, Pavillions, Albertsons, & CVS

I made 4 stops tonight to go shopping. The first stop..Ralphs $3.78

I sort of messed this up. I had a 75 cent coupon off 2 boxes of natures valley granola bars, and for some reason, my head kept calculating 3.00 after it doubled, instead of 1.50! So, after my 2 transactions, I spent $3.00 more than I was planning. All in all, I still got some great stuff! And truth be told, had I calculated it properly, I probably would have still got it!
(4)Juicy Juice- .50 cents each
(2) tuna sensations- 31 cent overage!
(2) tuna sensation-FREE
canned tomatoes- FREE
Healthy ones Hot Dogs- 50 cents
(4) boxes Natures Valley Bars-1.75 each
Cherrios- 1.95
(2) Caribou Coffee- 1.50 each

Less $12.00 instant Coupon Promo
(2 transactions, $6.00 each)

$ spent in March for Groceries-82.72

Next stop...Pavillions
This was a small trip.

(2) oust sanitzer- 50 cents each plus 26 cents tax
(2) lady speed stick - FREE plus .32 tax

TOTAL OOP: $1.58
$ spent in Misc/toiletries-$13.48

2 Bags chex mix-50 cents each

Total Spent in March Grocery Budget: 83.72

Next was Albertsons: thae plan was to buy a small block of cheese! Here is where the plan went OUT THE WINDOW!
I never buy pizza rolls, but the little one has been asking a lot lately if I would. Tomorrow is her birthday, so I decided to treat her. They were on sale, and I had a coupon, so they were 60 cents per box

There is a Kraft promo right now, which made these cheeses 1.75 each. I could have swarn that I had a coupon for these, but I couldn't find it anywhere!

TOTAL OOP: $12.30
Total spent in March on groceries: $96.02

Last stop was CVS. Would you believe that I got all of this for......3 cents!!!!!!!!!!

As I said above, the little one's birthday is tomorrow, so I bought some balloons, confetti, a candle, steamers, and some jimmies for the cake.

The hubby has also been asking me to get a new extention cord FOREVER!!!!! He also is notorious for leaving little notes everywhere . I think that he finally got sick of misplacing them, so he asked me to to pick up a little notepad so that he could keep all his notes in one place. I was more than happy to do that.

This brought my total to 17.03. I had a 15.00 ECB that I needed to use before it expired, and I would be using a $5/$15 coupon, so I needed 2.97 to add to my total. The light bulb went off, and I grabbed 2 Sunday editions of the LA Times.

Less $5/$15: 15.03
Less $15 ECB .03!!!

I am not certain how the tax works, but somehow I didn't have to pay any! None of these things generated ECB's for me, but it is pecisely orders like this, on things that I need, that motivated me to store my closet with 50 bottles of tylenol! Thing that I don't need, or that I donate, help me to get the thing that I do need.


Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Great savings on things you NEED!
Yah Yah

Crystal DuBois said...

I probably could have done without the pizza rolls. I tried to cook them in the crock pot for my daughters birthday party tonight, like Crystal at Money Saving Mom did, and they came out terrible! That was $5.30 down the drain!

With all of the money that I saved, I really can't complain if I get a flop. Even without the rolls, she had a great time, and that is all that really matters!