Grocery Shopping Trip 02.15.18

This was a great week for our wallets at the grocery store.  I am just supplementing right now.  I only bought the things we couldn’t live without for another week!

You know:  milk, bread, fruit, Coke, and ONIONS.  Which I discovered upon returning home, that no one had put in the refrigerator from last week.  Which is why I thought we didn’t have any, which necessitated the buying of more onions this week.  That’s okay.  I have a life long love of onions, so they will not go to waste.

Where do you keep your onions?  I keep mine in the meat drawer of the fridge.  They don’t make me cry, and they are seriously crunchy that way.  I’ve never had a problem with them from the moisture, but they don’t stay in there long!  What did you buy at the grocery store this week?

BTW:  I adjusted the amount spent because we don’t eat Tidy Cat and I’m trying to keep a true account of what we are spending on food.

Walmart  $46.76    Total spent for the Year:  $594.97

  • Got back this week:                            Got back for the year:
  • ibotta  $0.50                                               $5.75
  • Checkout 51 $0.25                                     $0.75
  • Receipt Hog  0 Coins                                72 Coins
  • Walmart Savings Catcher $  ?               $?

 

The question mark for the savings catcher is because they still haven’t emailed me to tell me if I got anything back yet (which is very weird!).  I’ll update this as soon as they tell me!

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Grocery Shopping Trip 02.10.18

Wow, look at me.  I’m only seven days late posting this.  But, I didn’t forget.  So we’ll call it a win.  Or at least not losing at life.  Right?

I went to two different stores last week.   Food Lion and Walmart.  What’s worse than having to grocery shop?  Having to go to TWO stores.  Moan, moan, moan.   Anyway, it got done.

By the way, one of my must do’s when I eventually win the lottery is to hire someone to do my grocery shopping for me.  That’s how much I detest it.  Come on numbers, I’m seriously tired of dodging all of the family reunions taking place each week in the aisles!

Funny story that is seriously not funny:  I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting money back from ibotta every time I shopped at Food Lion the last few times.  Once I logged into my Food Lion account I discovered that I had never changed our phone number when we stopped using our house phone.  Duh!  Do you still have a landline?

Next week should be better money wise, because this week ended up being a doozy.  Here’s the numbers breakdown.

Walmart  $56.10 and Food Lion $128.16    Total spent for the Year:  $548.21

  • Got back this week:                            Got back for the year:
  • ibotta  $0.50                                               $5.25
  • Checkout 51 $0.00                                    $0.50
  • Receipt Hog  0 Coins                               72 Coins
  • Walmart Savings Catcher $  ?               $?

What did you buy at the grocery store last week?

The question mark for the savings catcher is because they still haven’t emailed me to tell me if I got anything back yet (which is very weird!).  I’ll update this as soon as they tell me!

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Grocery Shopping Trip 02.02.18

Kroger got our money in exchange for yummy food last week.  They had some great deals going on.  Coke 12 packs were $2.75.  You know I have a love for Coke.   I am seriously trying to cut that back and add more water.  But it just calls to me…..

Do you ever shop the mark downs at Kroger?  I love it when I find things I need at great prices.  This time I found portabella mushrooms for $1.49.  Woohoo!

I also found San Giorgio pasta for $0.50, and Classico pasta sauce for $1.50 so I stocked up until the next sale.

What did you buy at the grocery store last week?

Kroger  $131.22                        Total spent for the Year:  $363.95

  • Got back this week:                            Got back for the year:
  • ibotta  $2.00                                               $4.75
  • Checkout 51 $0.50                                    $0.50
  • Receipt Hog  0 Coins                               72 Coins
  • Walmart Savings Catcher $  ?               $?

The question mark for the savings catcher is because they still haven’t emailed me to tell me if I got anything back yet.  I’ll update this as soon as they tell me!

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Grocery Shopping Trip 01.20.18

Walmart ended up with our money again this last week.  Denton needed jeans, and he refuses to drive all the way to the big city to the mall, so Walmart Levi’s it is.  Usually it’s Wranglers for him.  Do you have a preference of jeans?

I’m going to remove those from the total and the wire baskets I bought, because, well, we won’t be eating them anytime soon.  I know, I know.  I just said the last time that I wasn’t going to do that this year, but it’s my prerogative to change my mind, right?  Right.

I also didn’t adjust the tax, because math.

What kind of staples do you buy every time you grocery shop?  Canned potato soup is one of ours.  Hayden loves it.  My mother will say, GAG.  So does Denton.  I asked Hayden the other day if he preferred it over my homemade version.  He said they aren’t the same thing.  He loves them both.  He especially loves the convenience of opening the can when I don’t make my homemade potato soup.

I absolutely love those wire baskets that I bought.  I will show you what I’m using them for later.  Hint:  they are in my fridge!

Walmart  $102.97                          Total spent for the Year:  $232.73

  • Got back this week:                            Got back for the year:
  • ibotta  $2.00                                               $2.75
  • Checkout 51 $0.00                                    $0.00
  • Receipt Hog  0 Coins                               72 Coins
  • Walmart Savings Catcher $  ?               $?

The question mark for the savings catcher is because they still haven’t emailed me to tell me if I got anything back yet.  I’ll update this as soon as they tell me!

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Grocery Shopping Trip 01.05.18

Walmart ended up with our money this week.  I am not separating out food and household items this year.  What I spend is what I spend.  Included in this shopping trip was our food for the week, the cats food, household stuff (like toilet paper!) and a birthday present for Liv.

She was shopping with me just after Christmas and casually said, “You have never bought me an ugly Christmas sweater and everyone wears them at Christmas”.  When I was about to check out I glanced over into the clothes and guess what they had for $1.00!!?!!  I bought her 5 and I’m giving them to her for her birthday.  She’ll wear them for the rest of the winter.  Mark my words.  She’s a rebel like that.  They also had Christmas leggings for $0.25.  Crazytown people.

Walmart  $129.76                          Total spent for the Year:  $129.76

  • Got back this week:                            Got back for the year:
  • ibotta  $0.75                                               $0.75
  • Checkout 51 $0.00                                    $0.00
  • Receipt Hog 72 Coins                               72 Coins
  • Walmart Savings Catcher $  ?               $

The question mark for the savings catcher is because they still haven’t emailed me to tell me if I got anything back yet.  I’ll update this as soon as they tell me!

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Children’s eBooks for $1.00 Each!

Do your kids have a Kindle?  Mine did when they were smaller.  Younger.  Not almost adults, how does that sound?  Now they don’t have time for a kindle.  Wahhhhh.  Enjoy it while you can.

If they don’t have a Kindle, you can read eBooks on any device with a Kindle App.  Get yours for FREE here.

Anywho, right now Amazon has some of their children’s eBooks for $1.00.  Some of them you can read for free with Prime.  Yah-hoo!  FREE is always great.

Check out all of the titles here.

Books are the best!  Happy reading.

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FREE: $10.00 When You Join Ebates and Shop

Image result for ebates imageDo you do a lot of your shopping online?  I do ALL of my shopping online – when I’m not at a yard sale or thrift store!

If you are going to be shopping anyway, why not get money back?  That’s what Ebates does for you, they give you cash back for shopping through their website.  Cha-ching!  Today, I bought a Christmas present and I earned $0.83.  For sitting in my pajamas, buying something that I was going to purchase anyway, Ebates gave me back money for doing it.  Yay!

If you sign up and create an account, you will automatically earn $10.00!  For FREE.

Now, I’m going to buy a few more Christmas presents, in my pajamas, and get some money back  while I do it.

Happy savings!

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100 Melamine Foam Cleaning Sponges for $14.99!!

Do you love Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?  I do.  They have uncountable uses at my house.  I clean my baseboards with them, my sinks, I cut them in half and use one on my toilets.  And on and on Amen.

When my Mama was here last we were cleaning something, and I got one out.  She mentioned how expensive they are and I told her about these.  Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are two for $2.72 at my local Walmart.  That’s $1.36 EACH.

Buying them from Amazon at $14.99 for 100 makes them $0.14 EACH.  Yes, please!

If you love your Magic Eraser, give these a try.  You can thank me later!

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Butter. Use EVERYTHING you pay for.

Food waste.  I hate it.  If I pay for something, I want to use IT ALL.  Take this butter wrapper for instance.  It’s empty, but still has a slight amount of butter on it.  So…..

I fold them into small squares, so I do not lose any of that buttery goodness…..

Pop them into a baggy, squeeze out all of the air and stick it into the freezer.  Here are just a few of the uses I’ve found for them over the years.

  • Last night I yanked one of these bad boys out of the freezer and rubbed it all over my corn on the cob.
  • Grease a cake pan.
  • Press something ooey and gooey into a pan (like Rice Krispie Treats!).
  • Separate your hamburger patty’s to keep them from sticking together in the freezer.
  • Twist them to use as fire starters.
  • Lay them over the top of just baked bread and give your bread a light coating of butter.  Yum!

The possibilities are endless.  Save on people, save on.  And let me know in the comments what uses you’ve found for your “empty” butter wrappers.

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Subscribe and Save. October 2017.

I don’t put in an order through Amazon Subscribe and Save every single month.  But, I do keep watch to see what kind of deals there are to be had.  This month was short and sweet, but holy moly were the two deals I did find great!  Here is what I ordered for October.  Click on the photo to take you to that item.

The prices reflect the subscribe and save price with coupon’s at the time of my order and may not be available now.  This post contains affiliate links.  Read my disclosure policy here.

I try to get at least five items in my order (to get the additional 15% off discount) or I’ll just cancel until the next month.  In October though, I only found two deals, but they were two awesome deals.  Let’s see what’s coming from the UPS man.

$9.86!  These are $13.47 at my Walmart.  And I have to put real clothes on, get in my car, drive across town, and go into the insane asylum that is MY local Walmart, wade through all of the family reunions taking place, just to pay more for something I need.  No thank you.  I love you Amazon.

 

$5.69!  I love this soap.  Denton is an Irish Spring guy, but I love the way this smells, feels and cleans.  Again, these are $10.79 my local Walmart, so this is a no-brainer purchase for me too.

Anytime I can get the UPS to do my shopping for me is a great day.  That’s what it feels like when he delivers my orders.  To my front door.

That’s what ended up on my front porch this month.  What did you order?

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