Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekly Spending Report: 07/05-11/2015

This week was a FULL week of shopping.  There were deals to be had at CVS and Giant, needed items to purchase at Aldi and Walmart, and returns to be made.  I spent a LOT of money for one week, but I also feel like we got a LOT for our money, so I'm okay with that every once in awhile.  I also picked up 4 huge boxes of diapers from Target out of my fun money; I know, it isn't a very fun purchase, but that's just how the budget goes sometimes.  I also grabbed a 2 pack of sippy cups (variety #3 we have tried now), and 4 boxes of crystal light sticks.  After using gift cards from last time, manufacturer and target coupons, and sales I paid $80 oop, and earned another $45 in Target gift cards for next time!  CVS is usually my go to for diaper deals since they have CVS coupons you can use with manufacturer coupons, ECB deals, and you can use ECB's to pay for them, but it's nice to know that you have a big box of diapers too in case CVS is slacking when you need them.  Anyway, on to the purchases for the week...
  • Sunday's CVS Trip: $9.93 oop, Earned $18 ECB's (includes $5 from Pharmacy Rewards and $3 for Spring spending)
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $50.01 oop (not pictured, 5-12 pks Coke products)
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $22.56 oop
  • Thursday's Wal-mart Trip: Zero oop (used a gift card from returns)

  • Friday's Amish Market Trip: $20 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $11.30 oop
Total OOP: $113.80
Total Earned: $18
Total Remaining for July: $159.28

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Menu Plan Monday: 07/13/2015

After a couple crazy weeks with no menu plan, it feels good to have the time to plan, and hopefully execute a menu!  Between work and family stuff, life has been nuts, so we have mostly been eating thrown together sandwiches, salads, and a few things that I could make in the crock-pot.  I am looking forward to having actual meals this week.  We are doing an unofficial pantry challenge for the rest of the month as well.  The freezers are not over-full, but they need some definite trimming-down.  So, I'm still going to be grocery shopping and finding deals, just not so much for freezer stuff.  I mostly want to just get the three freezers tidied up and reorganized, and that is a LOT easier to do when there are less things to work around.  I'm hoping to take some pictures this week and do a summary post of the good things we've been eating from the freezer on Saturday.  On to the menu...

Breakfasts: Bagels, Waffles, Yogurt, Fruit

Lunches: Leftovers, Smart Ones Meals, Salads, Sandwiches

Sunday - Leftovers/Sandwiches
Monday - Tacos, Salad, Mexican Rice
Tuesday - Leftover Taco Meat, Rice, and Salad
Wednesday - Baked BBQ Chicken Legs, Buttered Noodles, Vegetable
Thursday - Frozen Pizza
Friday - Crock-pot Pork Loin, French Fries, Vegetable
Saturday - Mac and Cheese, Hot dogs

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