Canned Pumpkin: So there hasn’t been any canned pumpkin at my store for a few weeks. And there’s a sign saying it is on backorder. I found out there is a shortage of canned pumpkin because of damaged and/or late harvesting of this year’s pumpkin crop. So when I found what could possibly be THE LAST in Dayton can of pumpkin at Dots, I spent a pretty penny on it.
Just in case!
Total Cereal: On sale for $1.77 and used $1 coupons…$.77 a box!
Kashi Cereal: On sale for $2.49 and used $1.50 off coupons…$.99 a box!
Tylenol: $2.99 and used $2 off coupons from this week’s newspaper…$.99 a box! (Stocking up for those post-partum aches and pains)
Free: 2 Bob Evans sausages (used Free item coupons),
Produce: Butternut squash for $.49/lb. Just a little more than $1 for each of the jumbo squash seen above. Bag of lettuce for $.98. Strawberries for $1.48 each (I made strawberry-honey syrup and canned it yesterday). 2 2 lb. bags of nectarines for $.99 on Manager’s Special…sliced and froze for smoothies!
Meats: $1.79/lb farm fresh chicken breasts (bought 6 lbs…not pictured here), $1.49/lb ground beef
Total spent at Kroger/Dots: $88.67
Also: Bought Huggies and All at Walgreens. Spent $1.14 out of pocket, and will get back $.75 in Caregiver’s Marketplace. Used $2 off Huggies, $2 off All, $2 Register Reward, and $3 Register Reward…plus an old gift card that had about $5 on it!
Total for the week: $89.06 OUCH!
So much for the $60/week budget for September. It was a challenge, and I fell off the cliff this last week. I think that squeezing in diapers over the past few weeks made it extra difficult on a $60/week budget.
Perhaps we’ll try $75 a week for October…including diapers and some stocking up, as the farmer’s markets come to a close.
Did you have a particularly AWESOME shopping trip this week??? I’d love to hear about some of the deals you snagged.
(It’ll be awesome to know that others were rockin’ the stores this week…cuz I sure didn’t!)