Saturday, October 16, 2010

Super Savings Saturday

Week three of the $40 a week grocery budget (right isn't it - I lose track).  Anyway, still did pretty well this week.  I didn't stock up on meat.  I stocked up on some household and health and beauty items.  I promise I will stock up on meat next week.

Trip #1 - Kroger



This Kroger run was actually fun.  One reason is that I was able to take only one child.  It was also in the morning and there was lots of mark downs going on.  I was able to get a good deal on several organic items including eggs and milk!  When I went to check out the total was $33 something before my coupons.  I handed her my coupons and it brought the total to $20.18.  The cashier said, "You did your homework."  I used Money Saving Mom and Bargain Briana to find the deal match ups (like I usually do).

Trip #2 CVS (on my way home from Kroger)


I paid $0.94 tax for the above items.  CVS sent me coupons to get these items free.  I couldn't believe it.

Trip #3 Walgreens



I spent $14.89 on this trip because we needed diapers and my husband always seems to need shaving cream plus there was free razors included in the shaving cream.

So I spent $36.01.

I guess now I am trying to decide what to do about household items.  For instance we used to  buy diapers, toilet paper and paper towels at Sam's but if I did that now my budget would be more so I am wondering if I should have a separate household budget or plan to up my budget to $50 or so to account for household stuff.  What does everyone else do?

4 comments:

  1. I've always kept it separate...they just seem like such different categories to me. Paper products are "household" along with misc. items like light bulbs and printer ink. Then I have a "toiletries" category which is small. Diapers go under "baby" which may have to change eventually (and it's not that much since we mostly do cloth).
    I guess it depends on how divided you want your budget.

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  2. I keep my budgets split too. I have a household (Menards type things), Sam's and weekly groceries budgets. Plus, I have a Kid Fund (shoes, clothes, diapers, etc). I will chat in more detail with you if you desire.

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  3. Great Shopping trip come link up to http://homeandpantry.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-and-tell-whole-foods-and-publix.html

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  4. Wow, great CVS coupons! I don't seem to get any emails or snail mails from them any longer. I would like to invite you to link up your CVS shopping trips each week at Simply CVS.

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