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Grocery Shopping Diet Week #8

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My goal is to be at a $60 OOP (budget from paycheck) each week for what I buy in food. This Diet is to show you the creative ways that I keep to that goal. I am starting fresh this week with $60, if I spend less, then it rolls over to next week…..but if I spend more it takes away from next week. I am really good about couponing but it is time to really put the rubber to the road. I visit several great blog you can check them out on my blogroll, they always have such great trips and very little OOP (out-of-pocket) and sometimes I have great trips but sometimes they are not so well planned. So I am putting myself on a Grocery Diet!! So are you up for the challenge?? This is a 17 week challenge, this will be a weekly post where I will tell you how good or how bad I did. All you have to do to be in the GIVEAWAY is comment on at least half of the Grocery Shopping Diet posts. I will post them on Saturdays or Sundays (the diet week runs Saturday to Friday), just make sure you comment. The prize a $25 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice, what would you choose Publix is by far my favorite store for deals. So are you ready????

Last week I had $12.12 leftover giving me $72.12 to spend this week!!

Publix

  • (1) Roll Bounty Paper Towels $0.60 PROFIT
  • (8) Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $0.60 ea
  • (5) Philly Cream Cheese $0.50 ea
  • (1) Covergirl Sponges $0.01 PROFIT
  • (3) Barilla Pasta Sauce $0.60 ea
  • (3) Frebreze Candles $0.50 ea ( I was really excited about these the are regular $5.99)
  • (2) Duke Mayo $2.49 ea
  • (4) Kebbler Cookie Multi Packs $2.00 ea (not pictured)
  • (1) Early Edition Sunday Paper $2.00 (not pictured)

So total before sales and coupons: $92.83

Total OOP: $19.75 or 79% saved

CVS

 

  • (4) Air Wick Aqua Mist $0.68 ea
  • (1) Nivea for Men $1.75
  • (1) Tylenol Precise Heat pads $0.00
  • (1) High Octane Energy Chews $0.00
  • (1) Alive Multi Vitamin $4.75

Total before sales and coupons: $45.12

Total OOP: $9.21 or 80% savings (plus I have $11.98 in ECB for next week)

 

I am at $28.96 ($137.95 worth of products) spent or 79% savings not bad not bad at all!!

I do need to make a meat run one day this week……..or maybe I will wait till next week J

I do plan on using some gift cards tomorrow on my way home. Going to stop at Publix and pick up another $0.50 candle and off to Target to get some Clinical Strength deodorant for $4 for 4 bottles!! (I hope anyway)

How did you do???

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Grocery Shopping Diet Week #7

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You have to comment on this one, and on to be in the drawing for the gift card!!

My goal is to be at a $60 OOP (budget from paycheck) each week for what I buy in food. This Diet is to show you the creative ways that I keep to that goal. I am starting fresh this week with $60, if I spend less, then it rolls over to next week…..but if I spend more it takes away from next week. I am really good about couponing but it is time to really put the rubber to the road. I visit several great blog you can check them out on my blogroll, they always have such great trips and very little OOP (out-of-pocket) and sometimes I have great trips but sometimes they are not so well planned. So I am putting myself on a Grocery Diet!! So are you up for the challenge?? This is a 17 week challenge, this will be a weekly post where I will tell you how good or how bad I did. All you have to do to be in the GIVEAWAY is comment on at least half of the Grocery Shopping Diet posts. I will post them on Saturdays or Sundays (the diet week runs Saturday to Friday), just make sure you comment. The prize a $25 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice, what would you choose Publix is by far my favorite store for deals. So are you ready????

I went over last week leaving me $55.88 for this week….

CVS

 

  • (3) 6pk Scott’s Paper Towels $2.32 ea 
  • (2) pks of Stride Gum $0.25 ea

Total before sales and Coupons: $25.45

Total OOP: $8.25 or 68% saved + $0.99 ECB

Kroger

 

  • (1) 10pk Duracell Batteries $3.79
  • (1) 20pk Cascade Action Pacs $2.49
  • (1) 50lb bag of Old Yeller Dog Food $13.99 (not pictured)

Toatl before sales and coupons: $26.00

Total OOP: $ 22.15 or 15% saved (not good but the Dog Food didn’t have a coupon and that is a great price)

Rite Aid (doesn’t count in Grocery Shopping Diet, was no OOP because of GC)

 

  • (4) Air Wick Freshmatic $2.39 ea + $10 off your next purchase (not sure if this is a gift card or what)
  • (1) Tampax $3.99 + $1.00 SCR
  • (1) Air Wick Fresh Matic compact $2.39 ea
  • (1) Covergirl Eyeshadow $4.19
  • (1) Covergirl lip gloss $4.99 + FREE makeup bag
  • (1) Schick Hydro 3 Razors $0.99
  • (1) Schick Hydro 5 razor refill $3.99 + $1.00 SCR

Total before sales and coupons: $93.10

Total OOP: $27.96 or 70% saved (well I didn’t actully use cash I had a $30 GC I used from a previous rebate )

Publix 

  • (6) Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $0.80 ea
  • (4) Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce $0.35 ea
  • (5) Breakstone Sour Cream $0.00
  • (2) Lloyd’s BBQ Chicken $2.75 ea
  • (1) French’s Mustard $0.00
  • (5) Mueller Pasta $ 0.25 ea
  • (2) Aunt Jemina Pancake Mix $0.88 ea

Total before sales and coupons: $62.26

Total OOP: $13.36 or 79% saved

Total Before sales and coupons: $206.81

Total OOP: $71.72 or 65% saved

Total on Grocery Shopping Diet: $43.76

That leaves me $12.12 for next week!! I will have $72.12 🙂

 Ok so how did you do??

Grocery Shopping Diet Week #6

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My goal is to be at a $60 OOP (budget from paycheck) each week for what I buy in food. This Diet is to show you the creative ways that I keep to that goal. I am starting fresh this week with $60, if I spend less, then it rolls over to next week…..but if I spend more it takes away from next week. I am really good about couponing but it is time to really put the rubber to the road. I visit several great blog you can check them out on my blogroll, they always have such great trips and very little OOP (out-of-pocket) and sometimes I have great trips but sometimes they are not so well planned. So I am putting myself on a Grocery Diet!! So are you up for the challenge?? This is a 17 week challenge, this will be a weekly post where I will tell you how good or how bad I did. All you have to do to be in the GIVEAWAY is comment on at least half of the Grocery Shopping Diet posts. I will post them on Saturdays or Sundays (the diet week runs Saturday to Friday), just make sure you comment. The prize a $25 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice, what would you choose Publix is by far my favorite store for deals. I am not including Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens in this Diet as I have a separate budget for them. So are you ready????

 So I had $1.91 from last week to spend giving me $61.91 for this week. 

Publix

  • (6) Campbell’s Select Harvest Soups $0.20 ea
  • (4) Lipton Tea Bags $0.78 ea
  • (2) Margaritaville Shrimp $2.99 ea (yummy dinner tonight)
  • (1) Pert Plus $0.99 (donation item)
  • (1) Sure Deodorant $0.39 (donation item)

Before sales and Coupons: $47.91

Total OOP: $12.61 or 74% savings

CVS

  • (3) Purex Detergents $0.64 ea
  • (2) Dawn Hand Renewal $0.03 ea (donation Item)
  • (1) 8pk Bounty Basic $0.00
  • (1) Double Pack Newspaper $3.00 (not pictured) 

Total Before sales and Coupons: $33.84

Total OOP: $7.43 or 78% savings

Rite Aid

  • (4) Gain Dish Liquid $0.44 profit
  • (1) Downy $4.99 + $1 up reward
  • (4) Purex Complete $2.99 ea + $1 SCR
  • (1) Oral B Toothbrush $1.94 + $1 SCR

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $53.00

Total OOP: $15.24, $1 +up reward and $2, or 71% savings

Ingles

  • 6.27 lb of Ground Beef $1.88 lb
  • 2.96 lb of Chicken $1.88 lb
  • (2) Loaves of Bread $0.98 ea
  • (4) Carolina Pride Turkey Slices $1.49 ea
  • (1) Ziploc vacuum Bags $2.88
  • (1) LL Sandwich bags $1.54

Total before Sales and Coupons: $52.11

Total OOP: $30.75 or 41% savings

 Total for this week $66.03 or 65% savings. I spent over my $61.91 by $4.12. So I have $55.88 to spend next week!

Grocery Shopping Diet

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My goal is to be at a $60 OOP (budget from paycheck) each week for what I buy in food. This Diet is to show you the creative ways that I keep to that goal. I am starting fresh this week with $60, if I spend less, then it rolls over to next week…..but if I spend more it takes away from next week. I am really good about couponing but it is time to really put the rubber to the road. I visit several great blog you can check them out on my blogroll, they always have such great trips and very little OOP (out-of-pocket) and sometimes I have great trips but sometimes they are not so well planned. So I am putting myself on a Grocery Diet!! So are you up for the challenge?? This is a 17 week challenge, this will be a weekly post where I will tell you how good or how bad I did. All you have to do to be in the GIVEAWAY is comment on at least half of the Grocery Shopping Diet posts. I will post them on Saturdays or Sundays (the diet week runs Saturday to Friday), just make sure you comment. The prize a $25 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice, what would you choose Publix is by far my favorite store for deals. I am not including Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens in this Diet as I have a separate budget for them. So are you ready????

OK so last week I went over so this week I only had $44.21 to spend! (this week my husband made me count my CVS & Target trip)

Publix

 

  • (2) Taco Bell Dinner Kits $0.97 ea
  • (6) Hunts Pudding Packs $0.57 ea
  • (4) Kid Cuisine Dinners $0.23 ea
  • (2) Peter Pan Peanut Butter $0.14 ea
  • (2) Apple Jacks $1.00 ea
  • (2) ThermaCare Wraps $1.49 ea
  • (1) Pert Plus (not pictured) $0.99
  • (1) Sargento Shredded Cheese $2.00
  • (2) Capri Sun $1.29 ea
  • (6) Dole Fruit Cups $0.85 ea
  • (1) Mt Olive Pickles $0.40
  • (1) Sure Deodorant $0.39
  • (1) Excedrin tablets $0.49
  • (1) Sara Lee Bread $1.99

Total before sales and coupons: $94.25

Total OOP: $30.18 or 68%

CVS

  • (3) John Frieda Root Awakening $2.00 ea
  • (1) Blink Tears $1.49
  • (2) Listerine Zero $0.00
  • (2) Crest Pro Health Clinical $0.99 ea

Total before sales and coupons: $56.02

Total OOP: $12.12 or 78% savings + I have $9 ECB for next time

Target

  • (2) Annies’s Pasta $0.50 ea
  • (4) Gillette Body Wash $0.99 ea
  • (1) Bounty Paper Towels $0.49
  • (1) Kibbles and Bits Dog Food $9.99

Total before sales and coupons: $36.95

Total OOP: $0.00 I used $20.00 worth of gift cards from previous gift card deals!! It would have been $17.11 or 54%  if I had to pay for it!!

So I spent $42.30 out of my $44.21. So next week I have $61.91 to spend next week!! How did  you do?? Remember you have to comment to be in the drawing!!!

Grocery Shopping Diet & Giveaway Weekly Update!!

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My goal is to be at a $60 OOP (budget from paycheck) each week for what I buy in food. This Diet is to show you the creative ways that I keep to that goal. I am starting fresh this week with $60, if I spend less, then it rolls over to next week…..but if I spend more it takes away from next week. I am really good about couponing but it is time to really put the rubber to the road. I visit several great blog you can check them out on my blogroll, they always have such great trips and very little OOP (out-of-pocket) and sometimes I have great trips but sometimes they are not so well planned. So I am putting myself on a Grocery Diet!! So are you up for the challenge?? This is a 17 week challenge, this will be a weekly post where I will tell you how good or how bad I did. All you have to do to be in the GIVEAWAY is comment on at least half of the Grocery Shopping Diet posts. I will post them on Saturdays or Sundays (the diet week runs Saturday to Friday), just make sure you comment. The prize a $25 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice, what would you choose Publix is by far my favorite store for deals. I am not including Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens in this Diet as I have a separate budget for them. So are you ready????

I had $16.00 rolled over from last week so I have $76.00 to spend!

 Kroger

 

 

  • (1) $1.00 Donation to Lou Gehrig disease
  • (1) 18 eggs $1.38
  • (2) Gallons of Kroger 2% Milk $1.98 ea
  • (6) Betty Crocker Fruit Snack $0.83 ea + I got a Catalina for $3.00 off my next order
  • (3) Nature Valley Granola Bars $0.33 ea
  • (2) Betty Crocker Potatoes $0.39 ea
  • (9) Powerade 32oz $0.49 ea
  • (2) Dial Liquid Hand Soap $0.30 ea
  • (3) Hamburger Helpers $0.39 ea
  • (3) Sunny D’s $0.45 ea
  • (3) Uncle Matt’s Oragnic Single Serve OJ $0.49ea
  • (1) Annie’s Organic Salad Dressing $0.74
  • (1) Double AJC $3.00
  • (4) Quaker Rice Cakes $0.49 ea
  • (5) Fiber One Chewy Bars $0.79 ea
  • (4) Yoplait Greek Yogurt $0.40 ea
  • (4) Hunt’s Pudding Snack Packs $0.65 ea
  • (2) Old El Paso Taco Shells $0.69 ea
  • (1) Kroger Bread $1.00
  • (10) SoBe Zero Water -$1.06 (I made a profit on these)

So Before Sales and Coupons: $123.48

Total OOP: $41.08 or 67% savings ( I have to say I was very pleased with everything I got at Kroger today)

Ingles

I didn’t take a picture but here is what I picked up

  • (3) Carolina Pride lunch meat $1.49 ea
  • 2.85 lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $5.65
  • 2.92 lbs of Ground Beef $5.20

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $30.52

Total OOP: $15.78 or 48% savings, always good when no coupons are used!!

Publix

So this by far was not my best trip to Publix but, we should be set on lunch stuff for the next couple of weeks!!

  • (2) Kebbler Club Crackers $1.49 ea
  • (1) Kebbler Fruit Snacks $1.99
  • (2) Eggo Waffles $1.50 ea
  • (2) Daisy Sour Cream $0.99 ea
  • (1) Organic Powered Sugar $3.15 ea
  • (2) Bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets $2.30 ea
  • (2) Del Monte Fruit Cups $1.38 ea
  • (10) Packs of Kool-Aid $0.00
  • (2) Aunt Jemima Pancakes $1.35 ea
  • (1) Honest Kids Fruit Juices $1.00 ea
  • (1) 5 lb Dominos Sugar $3.49 ea
  • (2) Quaker Chewy Bars $1.12 ea
  • (3) Idahoan Potato Packs $0.38 ea
  • (1) 36ct Frito Lay Variety Pack $8.99

Total before sales and Coupons: $74.60

Total OOP: $34.93 or 53% savings. I try to stay positive and know that not every trip can be 80% 🙂

Ok so I went over budget by $15.79 :(, so next week I only have $44.21 to spend. I am sure I can do it though!!!

Let me know how you did, I can’t wait to see who wins the $25 Gift Card

NEW WEEKLY POST~~Grocery Shopping Diet~~& GIVEAWAY

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My goal is to be at a $60 OOP (budget from paycheck) each week for what I buy in food. This Diet is to show you the creative ways that I keep to that goal. I am starting fresh this week with $60, if I spend less then it rolls over to next week…..but if I spend more it takes away from next week. I am really good about couponing but it is time to really put the rubber to the road. I visit several great blog you can check them out on my blogroll, they always have such great trips and very little OOP (out of pocket) and sometimes I have great trips but sometimes they are not so well planned. So I am putting myself on a Grocery Diet!! So are you up for the challenge?? This is a 17 week challenge, this will be a weekly post where I will tell you how good or how bad I did. All you have to do to be in the GIVEAWAY is comment on at least half of the Grocery Shopping Diet posts. I will post them on Saturdays or Sundays (the diet week runs Saturday to Friday), just make sure you comment. The prize a $25 Gift Card to a grocery store of your choice, what would you choose Publix is by far my favorite store for deals. I am not including Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens in this Diet as I have a separate budget for them. So are you ready????

I started out with $14.00 rolled over from last week so I have $74.00 to spend!!

Week #3


So I picked up MOST of the kids lunch supplies (and my hubby’s)

  • (2) Toll House Cookie Dough $0.45 ea
  • (1) Publix Milk $2.49
  • (2) Ziploc Bags $1.37 ea
  • (4) Nabisco Multi packs $2.50 ea
  • (4) Healthy Harvest $0.40 ea
  • (4) Campell’s Condensed Soup $0.50 ea
  • (6) Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $0.80 ea
  • (1) Loaf Pepperidge Farms $1.80 ea
  • (1) Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.40
  • (2) Ragu Pasta Sauce $0.80 ea
  • (1) Vlasic Pickles $0.90
  • (4) Yoplait Whips $0.33 ea
  • (2) Hunt’s Snack Packs $0.70 ea
  • (2) Packs Bic Pencils $0.50 ea
  • (2) Lance Cookies $0.90 ea
  • (4) Juicy Juices $0.83 ea
  • (3) Mott’s Medley’s Juice $0.50 ea
  • (1) Publix Bleach $1.67
  • (2) 8pk Sunny D’s $2.94 ea

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $130.27

Total OOP: $50.87 or 61% saved!!

Wal-mart (not my favorite place to go but they were the cheapest cause I DIDN’T have a COUPON)

  • Multipack of Frito Lay Chips $5.98

So I spent $6.16 and saved nothing L

That leaves me with $0.97 for the change jar and $16 rolled over to next week!!

So I need to know how did you guys do?? Make sure you are posting what you want to spend and what you are actually spending to be eligible for the GIFT CARD!!!