Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 03/22-28/2015

This week was another week of stocking up.  The museum opens for the season next week, so I will be working more, and I like to start the season with a fairly well stocked pantry and stock-pile.  I think we have everything thing we will need for a while, should I not feel like shopping.  Here's what we ended up with this week...
  • Sunday's CVS Trip: $12.64 oop, Earned $11 ECB's
  • Monday's Gaint Trip: Zero oop, Different Budget
  • Monday's Big Lots Trip: Zero oop, Different Budget
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $6.12 oop
  • Saturday's CVS Trip: $2.11 oop, Earned $5 ECB's (from Pharmacy Rewards), and $1.24 from Saving Star
  • Saturday's Giant Trip: $4.37 oop
Total OOP: $25.24
Total Earned: $17.24
Total Remaining for March: $32.43

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 03/15-21/2015

We received our tax refund check this week, so we decided to take the next week or so and so some major stocking up.  I am including pictures of these items, just so you all know what is going into our stockpile and pantry, but money-wise it isn't coming out of our grocery budget.  Here's how we did this week...
  • Sunday's CVS Trip: $35.84, Earned $11 ECB's (not pictured, 2 bottles vitamins)
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: Zero, used Tax Money (different budget)
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: Zero, used Tax Money (different budget)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $3.18 oop (just 2 newspapers, and a sponge mop)
Total OOP: $39.02
Total Earned: $11
Total Remaining: $57.67

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 03/08-14/2015

This week was another week of stocking up.  I found some great deals, and picked up some much needed supplies and snacks.  I worked a lot this week, so I needed some simple meals.  We were also able to buy some more diapers, which is something that we are always in need of!  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $32.49 oop
  • Monday's CVS Trip: $14.99 oop, Earned $11 ECB's
  • Monday's Giant Trip: $37.89 oop
  • Monday's Wal-mart Trip: $25.16 oop (toilet paper, trash bags & vitamins)
Total OOP: $110.53
Total Earned: $11
Total Remaining for March: $96.69

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 03/01-07/2015

This week was another week full of great deals!  We got most of our needs at ALDI this week, and then stocked up on deals at Giant.  We took advantage of the frozen foods deal at Giant, as well as the sale price on grass-fed beef which I also had coupons for.  I was a WONDERFUL week of shopping!  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Tuesday's CVS Trip: $7.95 oop, Earned $8 ECB's
  • Tuesday's ALDI Trip: $25.69 oop (includes a $3.58 Refund, and 2 boxes of free Granola Bars)
  • Tuesday's Staples Trip: $5.09 oop, Earned $2.80 Easy Rebate
  • Tuesday's Giant Trip: $35.28 oop (Includes $1 Refund)
  • Friday's Amish Market Trip (11.67 lbs Raw Sugar): $17.39 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $4.24 oop
Total OOP: $95.64
Total Earned: $10.80
Total Remaining for March: $207.22

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

February 2015 Budget Update

February was a great month deal-wise!  I am so glad I had money leftover from January, or I would have been over budget.  After doing the pantry challenge last month, there were so many things to restock this month.  I chipped away at the list a little each week, so I could stay under budget, and will continue to do this in March.  Here's how the month worked out...
  • Week #1: $86.20 oop, Earned $11 ECB's
  • Week #2: $88.59 oop, Earned $13.75 ECB's
  • Week #3: $45.43 oop, Earned $12.60 ECB's, and $1.19 Saving Star Rebate
  • Week #4: $90.12 oop, Earned $2.75 ECB's, and $2.80 Staples Easy Rebate
Total OOP: $310.34
Total Earned: $44.09
Total Remaining from February: $2.86!!!!!

Weekly Spending Report: 02/22-28/2015

This week was pretty simple in the shopping department.  There wasn't a whole lot that we needed other than snack food, so I just picked up a few deals while we were out.  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $34.08 oop
  • Tuesday's CVS Trip (not pictured, 3-24 pks Basics H2O): $5.69 oop, Earned $2.75 ECB's
  • Tuesday's Dollar Tree Trip: $5 oop 
  • Tuesday's Staples Trip: $2.98 oop, Earned $2.80 Easy Rebate
  • Tuesday's Target Trip (used 1-$2 MC, and Gift Cards to Pay, Not Pictured, 1-20 lb bag Pine Cat Litter Pellets): $0.53 oop
  • Tuesday's Giant Trip (1 pizza is missing from the picture): $30.46 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (1 newspaper): $1.06 oop 
  • Saturday's ALDI Trip (loaf of Bread, 1/2 gal of Organic 2% Milk, 2 boxes Granola Bars, 2 boxes Triscuit-style Crackers): $10.32 oop
Total OOP: $90.12
Total Earned: $5.55
Total Remaining from February: $2.86

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 02/15-21/2015

This week found all 3 of us sick!  Needless to say, I only ran the needed errands as I needed to.  I ran out Monday night to CVS and ALDI to use my soon to expire coupons, and grab some needed snacks.  And then again Saturday to mostly pick up rain checks and coke from CVS, and get my newspapers from the Dollar Tree,  Luckily by Saturday I was feeling pretty good!  Here's how the week went down...
  • Monday's CVS Trip: $16.70 oop, Earned $7 ECB's
  • Monday's ALDI Trip: $25.60 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (2 newspapers): $2.12 oop
  • Saturday's CVS Trip (not pictured 4-12 pks Coke Products): $1.01 oop (just tax!), Earned $5.60 ECB's, and $1.19 Saving Star Rebate

Total OOP: $45.43
Total Earned: $13.79
Total Remaining for February: $79.78

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 02/08-14/2015

This week was full of teas at work, so I decided to sneak out early in the week to get the errands run.  We didn't need a whole lot other than coffee, snacks, and frozen pizza.  We were able to stock up on quite a few good deals, including bottled water, crystal light, and tea bags.  Here's how the week worked out...
  • Monday's Wal-mart Trip: $13.52 oop
  • Monday's CVS Trip: $11.28, Earned $13.75 ECB's ($5 from Pharmacy Rewards) (not pictured, 3-24 pks CVS Brand H2O, and I used a rain check for the Lipton))
  • Monday's ALDI Trip: $23.47 oop
  • Wednesday's Giant Trip: $24.32 oop
  • Thursday's Amish Market Trip (just 2 bags of Raw Sugar): $16 oop
Total OOP: $88.59
Total Earned: $13.75
Total Remaining for February: $125.21

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 02/01-07/2015

This week was crazy with work stuff, but I did manage to get out to the stores on Tuesday before things got too hectic!  We also squeezed in a nice lunch at Liberatore's.  It was delicious -- the $7.95 lunch buffet is amazing!  Here's how the shopping went this week...
  • Tuesday's CVS Trip: $11 oop, Earned $11 ECB's
  • Tuesday's ALDI Trip: $32.06 oop
  • Tuesday's Giant Trip: $32.72 oop
  • Tuesday's Walgreen's Trip: Zero oop (used gift card to pay)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $10.42 oop
Total OOP: $86.20
Total Earned: $11
Total Remaining for February: $213.80

Monday, February 9, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: 02/09/2015

This week is going to be very full!  I am running 6 teas at work, plus doing my regular errands, cleaning, and blogging.  I am also hoping to get a little decluttering done as well, we'll see.  I kept the menu simple.  Here's what going on menu-wise in the Rogers' household...

Breakfasts: Iced Coffee for Me, Granola Bars for Joe, Apple or Pear Sauce with Rice Cereal for Howard

Lunches: Leftovers, Salads, and/or Sandwiches for Joe and I, Fried Egg Yolks and Butternut Squash Puree for Howard

Dinners: (Howard eats some of what we are having, and then depending on how much of that he eats, we'll feed him some Butternut Squash Puree, and/or Apple or Pear Sauce mixed with Rice Cereal
Sunday - Chinese
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Pizza
Wednesday - Spaghetti, Meat Sauce with Sausage, Garlic Bread
Thursday - Baked Fish, and Baked Potato Wedges
Friday - Crock-pot Chili
Saturday - Mac and Cheese, Hot dogs

Snacks: Dried Pineapple, Crackers and Cheese, Fruit

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