Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 08/10-16/2014

I worked every day this week, so I had to sneak out and run errands one evening. I really hate shopping in the evening after working all day, but you have to do what you have to do sometimes.  Luckily Howard cooperated and wasn't fussy.  I managed to get through CVS and pick up most of the freebies, as well as Giant, where I stocked up on enough ice cream to last the summer. 
  • Monday's CVS Trip: $17.71 oop, Earned $22.67 in ECB's and a $10 CVS Gift Card
  • Monday's Giant Trip: $38.85 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (2 newspapers and 1 pkgs Doggie Poop Bags - for dirty diapers on the go): $3.18 oop
  • Earned $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swagbucks
Total OOP: $59.74
Total Earned: $37.67
Total Remaining for August: $201.99

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 08-03-09/2014

We got home from the flea market Monday evening, but I started back to work the next day, so things were a little hectic.  I was finally able to run some errands with Joe and Howard on Thursday.  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Thursday's ALDI Trip: $28.46 oop
  • Thursday's CVS Trip: $3.69 oop, Earned $5 ECB's (from the Pharmacy Rewards program)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (2 newspapers, and 4 boxes 'Zrytec'): $6.12 oop
Total OOP: $38.27
Total Earned $5
Total Remaining for August: $261.73

July's Budget Update

This month I went over budget, but I'm okay with that.  I've been doing better the past couple months, and it all evens out in the end.  We're also good and stocked up on diapers, wipes, and a few other items.  Here's how the month went down...
  • Week #1: $63.73 oop, Earned $16 ECB's and a $5 CVS Gift Card from Swag Bucks
  • Week #2: $112.54 oop, Earned $11.99 ECB's, and a $5 Target Gift Card
  • Week #3: $66.54 oop, Earned $10 Shell Gas Card, and $5 Amazon Gift Card
  • Week #4: $56.25 oop, Earned Zero
  • Week #5: $34.29 oop, Earned $5 ECB's
Total OOP: $333.35
Total Earned: $57.99
Total Remaining: - $33.35 -- Boo!


Weekly Spending Report: 07/27-08/02/2014

This week we were gone at a flea market on the Eastern Shore.  We did pretty well there.  I did go over budget for July, but it was still cheaper than eating out.  Sorry no pictures this week.  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Sunday's CVS Trip (1-3 V Battery, used 30% off CVS Coupon, and 1 2 lt A&W Root beer, used $0.30/1 CVS Coupon): $4.68 oop, Earned $5 ECB (for purchasing $30 of CVS Items previously)
  • Sunday's Giant Trip (6 pkgs of Huggies Wipes, 4 boxes marked-down Giant Granola Bars, 1 pkgs Huggies Diapers, 2 bags Utz Chips, 2 Newspapers, 5 boxes Magnum Ice Creams, 1 pkgs Hamburger Buns. and 1 Clif Mojo Bars): $29.61 oop
Total OOP: $34.29
Total Earned: $5
Total Remaining for July: -$33.35 -- Boo!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 07/20-26/2014

This week I blew the budget, but BJ's had coupons for our favorite chicken breasts, and I had MC's to match, so I bought them anyway.  It all balances out in the end.  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Wednesday's CVS Trip: $5.73 oop
  • Thursday's BJ's Trip (1 box Free Range Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, and 1-3 pk Applegate Bacon, used coupons): $17.98 oop
  • Thursday's Giant Trip (4 gallons water, 7 pkgs Pampers Wipes, 2 bottles Organic Ketchup, 6 boxes Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats, 1 bottle Sugar/Cinnamon, 1 4-pk yogurt, 2 tubs Olive Oil Margarine): $32.54
Total OOP: $56.25
Total Earned: $0
Total Remaining for July: $0.94

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Sending Report: 07/13-19/2014

This week there were a LOT of great deals to be had, so while we were eating down the freezers, and pantry, I stocked up of other needed items, like Crystal Light and Diapers.  Here's how it went down...
  •  Sunday's Big Lots Trip (not pictured are 3 gallons H2O): $23.34 oop
  • Tuesday's ALDI Trip (1 loaf Rustic Italian Bread, Tomato Paste, and BBQ Sauce): $6.07 oop
  • Tuesday's Giant Trip: $14.77 oop

  • Tuesday's CVS Trip: $12.43 oop, Earned $10 Shell Gas Card
  • Saturday's ALDI Trip (1-24 pk H2O, and 1/2 gal Organic 2% Milk): $5.61 oop
  • Saturday's Giant Trip (1-100 ct box Tagless Tea Bags, 1 tub LOL's Margarine, and 1 Keebler Cookie Cup - suppose to be free from SavingStar, we'll see): $4.32 oop, Should earn $0.88 from SavingStar
  • Earned a $5 Amazon Gift Card
Total OOP: $66.54
Total Earned: $15
Total Remaining: $57.19

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 07/06-12/2014

This week we were still eating predominately from the freezers, however, some great deals pulled me into the stores.  Here's how the week went down...
  • Tuesday's ALDI Trip: $12.69 oop
  • Tuesday's CVS Trip: $8.66 oop, Earned $11.99 ECB's (including $5 for purchasing $30 in CVS Brands from last week and $5 for the Venus Razor using a rain check)
  • Tuesday's Target Trip (3 pkgs ant traps, 2 bottles Up & Up baby bath wash, 2 tubes Up & Up desitin, 2 boxes Crystal light, and 2 tubs Arm & Hammer Cat Litter - used coupons and $30 Gift Card to pay): $8.15 oop, Earned $5 Target Gift Card
  • Tuesday's Wal-mart Trip (3 pkgs TP, 2 boxes trash bags, a nursing bra, and some stomach medicine): $41.69 oop
  • Tuesday's Giant Trip: $36.05 oop, Earned $0.30/gallon for Gas (not pictured 2 lbs Laura's Lean Ground Beef, and 6 pkgs Magnum Ice Cream)
  • Saturday's Giant Trip (2 newspapers): $5.30 oop
Total OOP: $112.54
Total Earned: $16.99
Total Remaining: $123.73

Monday, July 7, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 07/07/2014

This week we are starting a Pantry challenge with Jessica of Good Cheap Eats.  She does this twice a year, January and July, and I've found that my freezers thank me when I participate both times.  I desperately need to defrost my chest freezer, so hopefully that will happen before the end of the month.  I'll still be shopping, but I'll be meal-planning to use up all of the weird bits that get lost in the freezers throughout the year.  Here's what we've got on the menu this week...

Breakfasts: Cold Cereals, Fruit, and Yogurt

Lunches: Leftovers, Chili from the freezer, misc frozen TV dinners, and PBJ Sandwiches

Sunday - French Toast, with Fresh Raspberries
Monday - Cheesy Baked Pork Chops, with Butter Noodles, and a Vegetable
Tuesday - Baked Fish Fillets, with French Fries
Wednesday - Orange Chicken, with Jasmine Rice
Thursday - We're taking a day trip to Tuckahoe Steam and Gas show, so we'll have sandwiches there; they have the BEST Italian Cold Cut subs! 
Friday - We'll be at Joe's Grandfather's, so we'll go out to dinner with him
Saturday - Mac and Cheese, with Kielbasa, and Broccoli

Extras: Banana Bread (from the freezer), Chocolate PB No-bake Cookies

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 06/29-07/05/2014

After being on vacation for most of last week, we came home to a house that was out of a lot of necessities, hence the deals grabbed up at Giant and ALDI.  I was also able to stock up on batteries and diapers at CVS, things we are always using nowadays!  I worked all of this week, but since Howard had to go for his two month check-up and shots on Wednesday, I took off and we ran errands as a family that afternoon.  Overall, we had a great week, with great deals too...
  • Monday's Dollar Tree Trip (3 portable fans and a pkg of AA batteries for Howard): $4.24 oop
  • Wednesday's ALDI Trip (Granola Bars, Crackers, Chips, and Organic Milk): $9.57 oop
  • Wednesday's CVS Trip (1 Pepsi 2 lt, 3 pkgs CVS Diapers, 7 pkgs Car light bulbs on clearance, 1-10 pk CVS Batteries): $12.71 oop, Earned $16 ECB's ($3 was for my Spring Spending)
  • Wednesday's Giant (not pictured 7-3 ct boxes Magnum Ice Cream Bars): $35.09 oop (Saved $91.55!!!, 72%!!!)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (2 newspapers): $2.12 oop
  • Earned $5 CVS Gift Card from Swag Bucks
Total OOP: $63.73
Total Earned: $21
Total Remaining for July: $236.27

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June Budget Update

This month I was finally under budget!!! We stocked up on some great deals including diapers, made some returns for items we didn't need, and earned some gift cards to use for things that we will need, like gas, and Christmas presents.  Here's how the month went down...
  • Week #1: $60.11 oop, Earned $7 ECB's, $9 Wal-mart Gift Card from a Return, and $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swag Bucks
  • Week #2: $104.34 oop, Earned $2.50 ECB's, and $15.88 Marshall's Gift Card from a Return
  • Week #3: $59.58 oop, Earned $10 ECB's, and a $5 CVS Gift Card from Swag Bucks
  • Week #4: $40.75 oop, Earned $20 Shell Gas Cards, and $3 in ECB's
Total OOP: $264.78
Total Earned: $77.38
Total Remaining: $35.22