Okay, so I’m pretty sure that this week’s shopping trip would win the award for the most-percentage-of-processed-food-and-packaged-items-I’ve-ever-purchased-in-one-trip, but I’m going to post the picture anyway. I promise that we’re not eating a diet of Eggos and Pringles and Mac and Cheese this week. Really, I promise. 🙂
The truth is, that after scouring our pantry and freezer and refrigerator, we just really didn’t need to buy anything. So I decided to just hit some of the best deals and do a bigger stock-up trip next week.
Most of the items pictured were from my shopping trip on Friday to a local store which was having Double Dollar Coupon Days. I was actually planning to buy quite a few more items, but after scouting out the sales, piling my cart high with great deals, and getting ready to check out, I found out that they no longer accept internet coupons for the Double Dollar Days. Apparently, I missed that bright orange bold note at the top of the ad in my excitement of planning my shopping trip. Oh well!
On the bright side, I still came out spending $6.66 and saving $43!
And then my husband dropped by Target and picked up the Kashi GoLean Waffles (These were priced $2.50 at our Target so after the $1.50/1 coupon, they were $1/box) and 6 boxes of the Eggo BakeShop products ($0.50/box after coupons–see details here.). All totaled, he spent $6.90.
I’ll post our menu for this coming week on Monday to validate my statement above that we are eating something besides food straight from a box this week! 🙂
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I like chip too!
Jennifer Gentile says
YEAH! A frito lay giveaway! Hope I win! 🙂
Another giveaway! Sign me up, please!
Sherri Barnett says
I love frito lay and for the right reasons 😉 LOL
Keith Horne says
I want to enter the Frito Lay giveaway. Thanks
I love being able to get coupons and know about the latest on here as well as getting new recipes. It is wonderful.
Lorilyn Tarr says
I like Frito Lay!!!
WOW! Money Saving Mom, you have a new fan:-) You’ve really got a handle on how the individual can save on daily errands, an easy but often overlooked aspect of financial smarts. My new favorite weapon to save money is BillShrink (http://www.billshrink.com/). It’s a free online tool that analyzed my cell phone, credit card and gas bills and then made personalized recommendations to save me $1000+. I’ll be sure to keep checking out your blog. Keep it up!
You made out pretty good! I did almost the same thing. lol I need a bigger freezer to buy as much as you did. I can only buy 1 or 2 at a time unfortunately.
Thanks for all the coupons and savings. I post them on my blog as well (giving you credit of course).
I donated today!! I am glad I saw this on your site. Please enter me in the giveaway, my kids love Kraft Mac-n-Cheese!!!
I just dontated a box of Mac N Cheese! My 2 youngest could live off Mac N Cheese!!!!!
Wow..that’s one heckuva shopping trip!
I donated a box–what a cool thing for Kraft to do. Even if I don’t win the mac (and the mac for the food bank), I am glad I saw this on your site and got to donate one box!
Lisa Marie says
Great link to donate a free box of Mac and Cheese. Hope to win the year’s supply as our children enjoy eating it. It looks like your daughter had a great time making her “fort” . Thanks.
I just donated a box of Mac’N’Cheese. Thank you for the tip. I’ve passed that website onto other family and friends so they can donate too!!
I just donated my box of Mac’n’cheese. Thank you so much for providing that link so that I could. I have a huge bag of my “goodies” that go to a shelter in a near-by community. Mac’n’cheese would be perfect to include. Thanks for all of your tips and help!
Like Kristin I am also curious what coupons you used. I see you have bought Pringles quite a few times so you must have a great coupon for that!
all that for less than $15? Nice job!
I just want to say how much your blog has helped me. That coupled with Dave Ramsey for a couple of years and my family is finally beginning to live within our means. Thanks so much for your encouragementa nd transparency…and all the great deals!
Tracy R says
I just entered to donate the Kraft Mac & Cheese. I would love to win because my family loves Mac & Cheese. Plus I would donate some to our church. Thanks.
Money Saving Mom says
Traci: Unfortunately, I was under-impressed with the Eggo products. They were only $0.50/box, though, so it wasn’t too bad. I likely wouldn’t buy them again unless they were free.
Janaki: Does your Wal-Mart have a health food/natural foods section? If so, I’d recommend checking there.
Chelsea: Since I’m not a math nerd, I don’t set aside a certain percentage, but I would say that usually spend at least $5-$10 of our $40/week budget stocking up on good deals. However, this week’s shopping trip was almost entirely for our stockpile, so it really varies.
Gracie Cappello says
I have a question regarding the upcoming July Rite Aid rebates that I was hoping you could answer. In their July rebate booklet they state that if you buy $25 worth of participating products (they list a bunch) you get a $10 Rite Aid gift card. Scott Toilet paper is one of them. Now I have a rain check for 10 packages of this toilet paper at $6.99. I was wondering if I could purchase the toilet paper at the rain check price and still receive the gift card. Is this allowed? Thank you so much!
Rebecca Johnson says
I donated a box a Kraft mac n cheese and spread the word to others! If I win I will use the winnings to give to others!
Chelsea Le Chatelier says
Hi Crystal! Great stash!
I was wondering if you allow a certain percentage in your weekly budget for stocking up, or if you just go by the deals that week. For example, I aim for $50 a week for our food budget. However we’ve set aside $60 so I have that extra $10 to stock up on something if its a good deal. Sometimes I use it, sometimes not!
Grace Hatfield says
I donated Kraft Mac and Cheese today! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks Grace
Now, if I had a total like yours I would have grabbed the nearest candy bar (even pay full price) to throw in just to change it! lol Can we say superstitious 🙂
I must admit I am always in awe reading your shopping trips! While I am getting close I am not nearly as good as you! Thank you for always openly sharing how you do it with the rest of us!
Blessings to you and yours!
Lisa gray says
THanks for the information about the give away. I think it is great what Kraft is doing. My college son lives off Mac & Chs. Your girl looked like she was having so much fun!!
There’s nothing wrong with being helped out a bit with convenience foods. Great deals this week.
That’s funny! We stocked up on cereal this week, and I promise we aren’t living on Lucky Charms !
Liz@Hoosier Homemade says
I’ve run into a few places that give me a hard time about the internet coupons too.
Thanks for hosting!
hey just want to clarify my doubt.
I went to walmart today to pick santa cruz organic lemonade but my store is not having it in the juice section.
Is there any place i should look?
btw my walmart is not a super walmart, any ideas?
I’m really curious as to how you bought all that with so little! Can you tell us a little more about how you did it – what the sales were and what coupons you used?
How did you possibly buy $43 worth of items for under 7 bucks!?! I’d love to hear! I’m kind of new to all this, but I can’t seem to break 50%, and none of my stores around here double coupons.
Cute picture We love kraft mac and cheese
I hit the button before i changed the link!! Crystal can you remove #18 please!
Melissa Steele says
Wow! Great job! That has got to be a record of lowest amount spent on a grocery stop!
Wow, you spent so little for so much. That’s amazing! I’d love a review on the eggo muffins after you’ve had some.
Thanks for the chance to link; love the Kraft Mac-n-Cheese photos! What a fun day for your girl!