December 21, 2012
Happy Friday everyone. I hope you have all had a great week.
My guys are out of school for a few weeks so we are currently in vacation mode. We are celebrating by sitting here watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in our pajamas – great way to spend a cold Friday afternoon! After the movie, I will do dinner and then my plan tonight is to make a ton of holiday goodies – yum!
I made a trip to Publix this morning right after I dropped off my oldest at school. Since I am whipping up some treats tonight, I needed to grab a few things. I decided to just keep going while I was in the car. It was a last minute decision to go shopping so I was not quite as prepared as I needed to be.
I volunteered to help with the Christmas party at Jake’s school so I needed to shop, get the food back then take off again. I was rushing around this morning and left an entire pile of coupons sitting at my printer…oops! So, looks like I will be going back again to grab a few of the deals I missed.
I ended up still doing pretty good and got the majority of items on my list. Now, I know some of you are going to look at my list and cringe – my total spent was very high this week! We are frying a turkey for Christmas and it takes a huge box of oil to make that happen. I have been holding four $10 Home Depot gift cards from Recyclebank rewards just to cover my oil purchase. Well, I ended up needing them for something else…so this year the oil had to come out of my grocery budget. Not the end of the world since I got a $100 gift card as a gift last week. I was hoping that would cover some of my holiday ingredients and baking supplies…but — such is life.
I am going to try to work up my yearly totals at some point next week. It is always so exciting to see if I was able to stay under budget…fingers crossed!
Here is what I grabbed this morning:
Snyder’s Pretzel Rods – $2.99
Hormel Pepperoni = 95¢ ($0.55/1 tearpad)
Kikkoman Soy Sauce= $1.95 ($1/1 IP)
Coca Cola 12 pks x 4 = $12
Del Monte Tomatoes x 4 = $1.20 (two $0.50/2 IP)
Lindsay olives x 2 = $0 (two $1/1 IP)
Heinz Gravy = $1.98 ($1/3 IP)
Sage = $2.49 ($0.50/1 insert)
College Inn Broth = $1.49 (two $0.55/1 IP)
Heath Bits = $2.50
Dixie Crystal Brown Sugar x 2 = $2.90 (two $0.55/1 booklet q)
Domino Sugar = $2.98 (two $0.50/1 insert)
Kraft Mayo x 2 = $0 ( two $2/1 & 0.75/1 PQ)
Chocolate Bark = $3.19
Walnuts = $6.89
Bread = $1.37
Coffee-Mate x 2 = $1.34 (two $1/1 IP)
Eggs x 2 = $3.03 ($0.55/2 IP)
Lou Ana Oil Box = $34.99
Publix Butter x 2 = $5
Smart Balance x 2 = $0 (two $1/1 PQ & $1.50/1 MQ)
TN Pride Sausage = $2.94 ($0.55/1 mailer)
Belgioisio Fontina Cheese = $4.07 ($0.55/1 peelie)
Yucatan Guac = $0 (free prod coupon)
Sabra Veggie Dip = $0 (b1g1 coupon)
Sabra Hummus x 2 = $3 ($1/1 booklet)
Tai Pei x 2 = $1.40 (BOGO & two $0.55/1 PQ)
Bridgford Rolls =$1.85 ($0.50/1 IP)
Kahiki Fried Rice = $2.99 ($1/1 IP)
ICBINB x 2 = 45¢ (two $1/1 IP)
Bananas = $1.75
Clear Hair x 2 = 99¢ (twp $2/1 IP & BOGO PQ)
After my $5 Target coupon, I ended up spending about $111. Since I had a $100 AMEX card to use, I really only used about $11 of my grocery budget. The additional items I will pick up will be on next week’s list.
Not a bad week considering I have most everything I need for a wonderful holiday feast including lots of treats!
How did you guys do this week? Leave a comment or link to your weekly totals.