Weekly Grocery Totals — July 30

This week was a fabulous week. I was way under my budget of $50 a week, which is great. I have a few small things I still need to get, but I won’t pick those up until next week, most likely. I didn’t need much food-wise, since I still have a really good stockpile, so I picked up some things that were on sale that I know we’d use, and I stocked up on more toiletries.


4 Bic Soleil Razors
Normally $5.49/each
Rain check for B1G1 sale = $10.98
Coupons = 4/$3 off – $12
Total = $1.02 in overage!

4 Bic Flex 4 Razors
Normally $5.49/each
Rain check for BOGO sale = $10.98
Coupons = 4 $2/off – $8
Total = $2.98 ($0.74/each)

4 boxes Quaker Mini Delight
Normally $2.99/each
On sale BOGO = $5.98
Coupons = 2 $1 off 2 – $2
Total = $3.98

2 Betty Crocker brownie mix
Normally $2.69
On sale BOGO = $2.98
Coupons = $0.75 off 2
Total = $1.94

1 Publix peanuts
Normally $2.39
This week’s penny item
Total = $0.01

1 box Old El Paso dinner kit
Normally $2.95
On sale BOGO = $1.47
Total = $1.47

4 boxes Kellogg’s Pop Tarts
Normally $2.39
On sale BOGO = $4.78
Coupons = 2 $1 off 2
Total = $2.78

1 box Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
Normally $4.99
On sale B1G1 = $2.49
Coupon = $0.55
Total = $1.94

20 bottles Softsoap handsoap
Normally $1.27
On sale for $1
Coupons = 20 $0.35 off 1 doubled to $0.70 off 1
Total = $6.00

1 bag Santitas chips
Normally $2
On sale for $1.88
Total: $1.88

2 bottles Gatorade
Normally $1.09
On sale for $0.99/each
Total = $1.98

10 tubes Crest toothpaste
Normally $2.59
On sale for $1
Coupons = 10 $1 off 1
Total = FREE!

1 6-pack Diet Snapple Iced Tea
Normally $4.99
Coupons = free product coupon
Total = FREE!

4 packs Kroger chili seasoning
Total = $2.36

Kroger macaroni and cheese
Total = $1.47

Grand retail total (pre-tax): $145.33
Total paid (pre-tax): $25.79
Savings: 83%

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As of today, this is officially all ours:


We made our final payment on last year’s IVF. Hooray! It’s quite a relief though, as I told my mom, now we can no longer say, “If you’re not good, we won’t make your payment and they’ll come take you back!” when Lucy is bad. 😉 But, how could this sweet face EVER be bad??


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I really need some fat burner pills. I think some of those, along with my diet and exercise (which I really need to get back into now that Lucy’s swimming lessons are done, by the way), would help give me a kick start into losing some of this weight. I feel like I have so far to go. I need to just take it five pounds at a time rather than looking at it as a whole.

I REALLY want to redo the lighting in our bathroom. Right now, we just have plain round lights above our sink, and I think it just looks really tacky. I love the bathroom Maxim lighting. My favorite is the “vanity” light. On a different note, I like a lot of Maxim’s lamps. I think a couple of them would look really nice on the buffet table I plan to get for our living room.