Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sloppy savings

Ok, so I must admit I've not been good at getting my deals for the last month. It has seriously been an entire month since I've been grocery shopping. I went tonight and did a deal since the $10.00 off $50.00 came out from Safeway and did ok, although I'm not really that proud...I could have done better if I had gone to Safeway, but I was lazy and took it to Albertsons. Regardless, here's what I got:

1 48 oz. Apple Juice
1 48oz. Grapefruit juice
2lbs bananas
2 bags Salad
2 pkgs baby carrots
1 lb roma tomatoes
1 avacado
1 frozen pumpkin pie
2 pie crusts
2lb tillamook cheese
2lb shredded mexican cheese
1 tub sour cream (see a theme here?)
1 box sandwich bags
1 fancysmancy Vanilla extract(large bottle)
12 count eggs
24 20oz. Sobe Elixir drinks
2 bags doritos
2 boxes capri suns
(I'm going off memory here, and I may be missing something still)

I spent $39.38. I told you I'm slacking...big time. I used only store coupons and I did have 24 .50c/1 Sobe coupons that I doubled so I could get all my sobe drinks for free. I only mangaged to save about 67% off my total, which puts me once again in my slacking category. Grrr....

However, including tonights total, this month I've only spent $51.38 on groceries...hey, I had to buy milk and eggs and bread right? So I guess, in the end it was manageable. I plan to go out tomorrow night again to get some candy for trick or treaters, but I've got coupons for all of that and I plan to only spend about $ I'll have to add that to my budget for the month.

Oh well, we always have next month. I'm a little bummed though because there were just so many deals I could have gotten, I just didn't want to do it. I got burned out. Then I was reading the Twilite books, which took up my time too. Don't know if anyone is interested or not, but on Stephanie Meyer's website she has listed some "Outtakes" that were taken out during the editing phases of her first two books. I did read them and they are pretty good, I think there is one that I didn't particularly like, so I'm glad it didn't make it into the book after all...

Anyway, I'm going to get some dictation done. I've got a lot to do on account of my being gone most of the day because of car troubles....grrrr. Alas, it is all taken care of though.


The Garver Family said...

Oops, I guess I didn't realize I went on October 1st and did some shopping that day...I think I was thinking it was still September...regardless, I added that trip to last months total it kinda doesn't count...I don't think.

Julie said...

Wow! You slacker! Ha Ha! I'd love to have a week where I got all that and only spent $40. Way to go! Oh yah, but your standards are way higher than mine. Someday I'm gonna be like you. I love the savings you've helped me with. Thanks so much!

Jen said...

I just found a friend who does this. She taught herself! wow I think I am way to lazy!

meganconser said...

Yea-- I am with Julie- what a slacker! Some day I might give this thing a try- can't wait for your class on it- you should put up the details on your blog and invite all of your friends!