Week In Review: Saving Money Challenge - Week Five's Trip

Well, it's a new month. So I'll start over with my totals. I just picked up some simple things this last week. Mostly produce and baby items. Here were my trips:

Local Grocery Store
Gallon of Milk
2 Boxes of Macaroni Grill Meals (used my FREE coupons)
1 Box of Raisins
1 Loaf of Bread
1 lb of Carrots
1 pkg of Celery
5 lbs of Peaches
3.5 lbs of Hamburger

Total Out-of-Pocket: $21.22. The only coupons I used were for the Macaroni Grill items. They were free but only covered $4.99 of the $5.29 so I paid the difference. Why didn't I use them elsewhere? They were a week expired and Jewel/Wal-Mart wouldn't take them. This store still does. So it was either spend $.30 or lose out! :)

3 cans of Goodstart Formula
10 lbs of Bananas (were on sale for $.33 a lb!)
1 Gallon of Milk

Total Out-of-Pocket: $69.47 I had a Jewel coupon and Goodstart Catalina.

Grand Totals
Groceries: $28.22
Baby Items: $62.47

Yes, I keep my baby formula in a separate budget. Why? At $25-$27 a can (no sales/coupons) we'd never be able to eat otherwise! (I keep a $180 grocery budget) :) We only have about 5 months left of the formula so it's just easier for me to keep it separate so I don't have to change back later.

I did use a couple bananas and about 2 lbs of peaches ($.99lb) for Kaydi's homemade baby food. So I should add another $2.31 to my homemade baby food total making it $4.31 for sweet potatoes, squash, bananas and peaches so far. This is already included in our grocery totals (May/June) but just for fun, I wanted to see how much I end up spending on it.

Not much of a big coupon week for me! I didn't even make it to Walgreens or CVS! I do have to go there soon. I have some ECBs my Mom earned while she was here and I have to find a way to use them for her. (She lives in the land of no CVS! Poor thing!)

How did your week go? Feel free to share your great shopping trips so we can all be inspired to save more! (Mr. Linky is having issues again. I've removed the script so please leave a comment to your shopping trip for now. Sorry!)

UPDATE: I'm going to try Mr. Linky again. Let me know if you guys experience any slow page-loading issues. Thanks!

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