It’s been a busy week and the weekend will be super busy too. My mom and my aunt are here right now and my dad and brother will be here tomorrow. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving…well at least here at my house I can’t wait for the turkey, dressing, mac & cheese and more! My mouth is watering thinking about it!
You know that means I had to do some shopping this week! Now, I wish I could blame my dinner on my shopping extravaganza but…as you’ll see I bought much more than I’d use for just one dinner. The sales this week are amazing. Should I admit that I shopped three days this week–tee hee!
I always look forward to the sales this time of the year. It’s when I do a stockup on many items…some things for the whole year! Other things I grab enough to hold me through Easter. The past couple of weeks I have been able to really fill my pantry with lots of stuff at some amazing prices! I am up 6 turkeys in my fridge and freezer. We will cook two this weekend…one fried and one roasted –YUM!
Also, so many of you have emailed wanting to know how Happy is doing. I don’t have a ton of new info to share but I do have some good news. Happy has made some progress…it’s not huge but it’s the best news I have received so far. It will be a long and slow recovery but there are some improvements including movement of toes and fingers, as well as following small commands (squeezing hand, and shaking head a little).
Please keep Happy in your thoughts and prayers. I know we all wish Happy was back and I have my fingers crossed that will be soon. I hope to hear more news of increased progress and I will keep you guys updated as I get any news!!
So here’s what I bought this week. I know it looks like I spent a ton of money but I was able to get things at a super price and I’d rather spend a little money now instead of having to pay full price later!
Thomas’ English Muffins x 4 = $8.38
Publix Water x 2 = $6
Orville Redenbacher = 40¢ ($2 IP)
Pioneer Gravy x 4 = 90¢ (two $0.55/2 IP)
Swanson Broth x 6 = $5.07 (three $1/2 IP)
Lipton Tea x 2 = $1.65 ($3/2 IP)
Lindsay Olives x 2 = $1.19 ($1/2 IP)
South Beach Bars = $0 ($2 IP + $2 PQ)
Carnation Evap Milk x 10 = $4.75 (five $0.55/2)
Mueller’s Pasta x 6 = $2.07 (three $1/2 Insert)
Regina Vinegar = 65¢ ($0.50 hangtag)
Pam x 2 = $1.69 (twp $0.50 IP)
Cajun Injector = $4.99
Peanut Oil = $12.99
Domino Sugar x 2 = $2.64 ($0.75/2 IP)
Prizmie Pita = $1.75 ($0.75 peelie)
Sargento Cheese x 4 = $5.80
Publix Deli Meat = $3
Alouette = $3
Gouda = $6.28
Goat Cheese = $2
Philly Cream Cheese x 3 = $3.50 ($1/3 PQ)
Publix Butter x 10 = $21.50
Milk = $4.13
Simply Orange = $3
Sabra Hummus x 3 = $0 (three $1/1 IP + three PQ)
Sargento Tastings x 6 = $5 (four $0.75 IP)
Jimmy Dean Crumbles = $3.50
Farmland Bacon x 2 = $3.98 ( two $1 IP & PQ)
Turkey x 4 = $22.21
De Wafelbakkers – $2.89 ($1 IP)
Bridgford Rolls = $1.74 ($0.55 IP)
Birds Eye veggies x4 = $3.96
Green Onion 50¢
Green Beans = $2.94
Kale = $1.50
Mushrooms = $1.99
Carrots = $2.49
Onions = $2.69
Cranberries = $1.50
Red Potatoes = $3.99
Fresh Express Spinach x 2 = $4
Sweet Potatoes = $1.84
Tomatoes = $2.83
Bananas = $1.13
Apples = $3.99
Brussel Sprouts = $1.99
Garlic = 79¢
Celery = $1.10
Eggs = $0 (free wyb OJ)
Vanity Fair x 2 = 35¢ ($1/2 tearpad + $1/2 TQ)
I am not sure of my exact to the penny total but I am marking it as $200 from my grocery budget. I shopped three times and had a few items that were for my mom and/or coming out of my entertainment budget. My store is also doing a promotion where you donate money for the community food bank and I did that a couple of times too. So I just did some quick estimations rather than pulling out the calculator.
I know that sounds crazy high but I saved massive moolah with the sales and coupons. If you look at what all I got for that money, I think you will agree that is was a very successful week!
So any of you guys have as much fun as me? How did you do this week? Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up.