Saturday, January 1, 2011

Shopping Trip and savings

Went to 2 stores this morning, Wal-Mart and Target.

Target: I usually only go here for 2 things. The waffles that my little guy can eat (by Earth's Best) and the Kashi cereal bars that my 4th daugther can eat (dairy free).
The waffles were $2.79. The Kashi bars are usually $2.79 but were on clearance today for $1.95 AND I had a '$1 off 2' coupon for them!! I came home and printed another one for hubby to take and buy some more =)
Their Eggo Cinnamon Toast waffle were on sale this week for $1.72 (Walmart's normal price on these is $1.98) and I had a coupon for $1 off 2.
I also looking in their Christmas clearance section and nothing was screaming at me to buy it. I DID however snag a pk of 70ct muffin tins for $.44!

Wal-Mart is where I do most of my shopping and I spent $113 there today.
I went to the clearance section first and got a pk of knock-off peppermint oreos ($.88), a box of chocolates ($1.25) and a set of 5 red plastic cups ($.50) since the ones we use are starting to crack.

The only killer deal I got here was on toilet paper. A 4 pk (each roll is BIG) of Scott's toilet paper was $2.64 and I had a $2 off coupon from Target, so the toilet paper ended up being $.64!!

We just got a Walmart flyer in the newspaper today and it CLEARLY states on the front that they DO take competitor's coupons!! YAY!!

I priced matched 7 items there today...the Eggo waffles (yes I bought them at both stores) =),
totinos-$.98 each, bananas-$.44 a lb, green peppers 2 for $1, 10# bag potatoes-$2.99, yogurt-$.38 each and 1 gal of Land O Lakes milk-$1.88.

I noticed that Target had a lot of toys on clearance at a pretty good price so I may go back and see what I can find for Ariel and Josh's birthdays coming up in February.

I still have to make one trip to Aldi tomorrow which should come in around $18.

So far so good!


  1. This will be my first month really trying to cut our grocery bill down as much as possible. I'm hoping to make it on $100/week. Less would be good too though!

  2. Wow, Shelly, that is amazing!!! Cant wait to hear how it goes! My goal is much higher than yours-$200/wk. I am pretty sure I can get closer to $175 but that allows for some splurges, and some stock up sales =)

  3. My kids just don't eat very much yet. I'm sure in a couple of years my budget will have to be around where yours is. At least it will be a gradual adjustment :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!