Friday, January 29, 2010

Shopping Week 1/23-1/29-Over Budget (AGAIN)!

I knew I would be over budget this week.  There were some great deals that I didn't want to miss out on.  Most weeks I can stay in budget and still get in on the deals that are great for my family, but every once in awhile there are a lot of great deals at once.  I always keep my fingers crossed for a slow week following one of these big weeks and so far it looks like that will be the case for next week!

How is this frugal?  I'm looking out for the best deals for the needs of my family.  Most deals run in cycles and I have a pretty good idea of how much of any particular item I need to last until the next cycle.  I also know that there are great sales weeks and weeks where I am not that excited about the deals.  If I go over budget this week to get in on the great deals, it is still better than going over when these products are full price and I am in dire need of them.  So, by spending a little more right now, I save in the long run.

Family Dollar: $2.32

Target: $1.99
Walmart: $.62

This was the best trip this week!  Both Pictures above were my mid-week Shoprite trip!
According to my receipt I saved $144.28!
Shoprite: $12.00

 Walmart: $4.62
Shoprite: $.45

Adams: $10.57

Total= $74.24
savings $261.68 (77%)

Missing pictures of 1 box raisin bran, 1 bag wise chips, 3 bottles aussie conditioner, and 4 newspapers!

MY GOAL:  Next week $15 or less!


Audrey said...

That's amazing!!!!! Your inspirational!

frugal_mom_jenn said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the P&G deal. I had the home made simple booklet, so it worked out perfectly! thanks Noelle!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! I can't believe how much food you got for that low amount. You must have had a bunch of good rice cake coupons. I have found that the deals even out over time too. Way to go.