My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

This week's shopping in review

This week just completely flew by for me, especially the past two days what with my back-to-back major shopping trips. Here is a quick recap:

Thursday 08/28/08
CVS: $22.45 of stuff for $1.09 OOP with $8.99 ECB for next time
Walmart: $3.98 of stuff for $2.61 OOP with $2.99 back from the BUNdinos rebate
Walgreens: $24.35 of stuff for $0.25 PROFIT
Thrift Store: 9 items for $5 (stuffed Dalmatian, lunch box, winter snowsuit, 4 diaper covers, 2 pairs of shoes)
Merchandise total: $50.78 (not including thrift store purchases)
OOP expense: $8.45
Rebate/ECB: $11.98

Friday 08/29/08
Commissary: 26% savings of $16.60
Walgreens: $65.65 of stuff for $34.35 OOP with $57.23 rebate (profit of $22.88!!!)
Merchandise total: $128.48
OOP expense: $83.72
Rebates: $57.23

Since I won't be doing more shopping this week, here are my grand totals for the last week of August:
Merchandise total: $179.26
OOP expense: $92.17
Rebate/ECB: $69.21
Total savings: $87.09
Total savings AFTER rebate: $161.38 - that's $17.88 for $179.26 of stuff!!!

Later today I will be closing up the August budget spreadsheet, and I cannot wait to see how we did. Although we've had a wild and busy month, I'm very excited to see what the final outcome is. This is the very first month that we've strictly stuck to a menu plan and budget, and so far it's working! I think we did so well that there may even be leftover funds to go out for a celebratory dinner!

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