ShopRite's YourBucks gives you offers for things you already buy! Instead of hunting for deals, the offers are sent directly to you. The best part is, YourBucks are never less than $1 and can be used for anything you want at your local ShopRite.
Here's a little breakdown of my Shoprite trips this week!
(3) Ronzoni Garden Delights Pasta @ 3/$4
(2) Allen's Collard Greens @ $0.69
(3) Ideal Sweeteners @ $2.39
(1) 8th Continent Soy Milk @ $1.89
(1) Earthbound Farms Salad @ $2.50
(1) Cantaloupe @ $0.79
(1) Iceberg lettuce @ $0.48 (local super coupon price)
(1) 5lb bag Eastern potatoes @ $0.98 (local super coupon price)
TOTAL BEFORE Qs = $19.19
(3) 75c/1 Ronzoni IPs fully doubled to give $0.50 overage
(2) 55c/1 Allen's Qs - did not double and states DND
(3) Free Ideal Qs
(1) $1.50/1 8th Continent IP
(1) 75c/1 Earthbound Farms home mailer fully doubled
(3) Bag Credits @ 5c each
FINAL COST = $3.27
Savings from coupons and sales combined = $29.35
I've set a running total of $120 to last through April 30th. I usually set a weekly budget but felt that it might work better to keep a monthly running tally, so that if I am over one week and under the next it equals out better. However, I am wondering if having those weekly limits keeps me on better task....I'll have to see how the rest of the month plays out.
Here's the week in pictures:
Toys R Us :$4.23
Will submit for $5 Seventh Generation Rebate, but won't count it against my total until I receive the actual rebate! We were out of toilet cleaner and bleach, so I was super happy to find this great deal!
I had a $1 Cat and some bottle deposits that brought down my OOP!
Sorry this picture is so dark :(
Stop & Shop: $0.20
I had a $10 Cat from 2 weeks ago that was expiring and since there weren't any hot deals other than the juice boxes, I figured I would pick up some chicken!
You may remember that I set a goal for the 5 weeks beginning 2/27 and ending 4/2 at an average of $25 per week. I needed to stay under $17.71 in order to meet that goal and I did it! I spent a grand total of $11.98. That means I ended the month $5.73 under budget. I had planned to run out today and pick up a few odds and ends, which would have put me closer to breaking even, but since that never happened I get to end the month a few dollars under!
Shoprite: $0.00 (used a $5 CAT)
Freihofer's Bread Outlet: $3
Total Savings = $212.69
I'm working on April's budget and thinking that rather than return to my normal $40/week budget, I am going to set a goal of $30/week. I've also decided that since I rarely stay on target in any individual week, I will set this budget as a running total. So, from 4/3-4/30 my budget is $120.