January 18, 2013
Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you guys have had a great week. It was a decent week on my side of the world. I had some car issues which turned into a bit of a pain. For some odd reasons, to change the headlight in my car you have to take the whole front bumper off? So, that meant a trip to the car dealership. My Acadia is about 5 years old so it was due for a check up anyways. Well…a few days AND dollars later, I have that new light bulb, a new water pump, new tires and some rack & pinion dealio…ugh!!
We do have a vehicle budget – but, it stinks having to use a big chunk of it this early in the year. Please keep your fingers crossed that I don’t have any other issues any time soon!
As for my grocery shopping…that was a bit better! I ended up going to Publix last weekend and again one night this past week. Since I was without a car, my husband ended up taking me one night. I had the whole family in tow. It actually ended up working out OK as I had Jim push the boys in a cart and grab coupons while I did the shopping. I figured we’d meet up and they would have buggy full of junk but I was thrilled when all they had were some blinkies and a booklet.
So here’s what I picked up in two trips to Publix (I just combined everything to make it easier)
Lean Cuisine Salad Additions x 12 = $12 ($1/1 insert)
Jimmy Dean Delights x 6 = $3 (six $2/1 insert)
Weight Watchers Frozen x 2 = $2.98 (two $1/1 IP)
Laughing Cow x 2 = $4 ($1/2 Tearpad)
Frusion x 2 = $2 (two $1/1 IP)
Grapefruit = $0 (free wyb 2 juice PQ)
Bananas = $1.41
Watermelon = $3.58
Fresh Express Salad = $1.99
Smithfield Ham x 6 = (-$1.48) (six $2/1 insert)
Jennie-O Turkey Bacon x 2 = 99¢ (two $1/1 IP)
Ocean Spray = (-$1) (two $2/1 IP)
Banquet Pot Pie x 3 = 89¢ ($1/3 blinkie)
Ken’s Dressing x 2 = $2.55 ($1/2 insert)
Crackerfuls x 3 = $5 (B2G1 IP)
Ovaltine x 2 = $5.78 (two $1/1 home mailed Q – thank you Rachel!!)
Bread = $1.79
Softsoap x 10 = (-$2.10) (ten $0.50/1 peelies & two $5 gc tearpad)
I got all of that for a little over $46! I really stocked up and loved those few items that gave me a little bit of overage – it’s a rare thing at my store!
How did you guys do this week? Leave a comment or link to your weekly totals.