My “stock up” week :)

Each week, Wolf and I have a strict budget that we keep for doing our grocery shopping. We take out a certain amount of cash and whatever is left over, we get to put in our savings jar at home. This is super helpful in not spending a ton of extra money (with the debit card) and also helps us keep a closer eye on prices instead of impulse buying AND we get to put aside a savings as well. πŸ™‚ Anyway, this week was what we call a “stock up” week, which means we are running low on stockpile household items such as detergent, fabric softener, body wash, etc. Β Some items we may NOT be running low on, but if they are available for free or cheap, we snag them! Stock up times usually warrant a larger budget, but not by much. We have these “stock up weeks” every so often, usually no more than once a month, because when we DO stock up, we do it during a sale where we get everything for below a dollar. πŸ™‚ (With the exception of the one bottle of Purex I bought at the end of June, I haven’t bought detergent in almost 2 months! lol)

Fry’s had a huge mega sale this week and last. I LOVE the mega sales, but it does make the process of writing out a shopping list a little difficult because you have to pay attention to how many of each item you have. (Fry’s Mega Sales are usually “save x amount on each item when you buy 10” so you have to keep track of each “mega transaction” to optimize savings.) This week was .50 off each item when you buy 10, which is great, saving you $5 at the end of each 10 items. Last week was save $3 instantly and $2 on your next transaction, which works GREAT if you are doing multiple transactions — which of course I did πŸ˜‰

Anyway….. Here is what I got this week: (took pics from a few different angles πŸ™‚ )

(Price BEFORE coupons and savings – $120+ and AFTER coupons and savings…. $47… saved over $80 and 65% !!!)

10 – Arrowhead water (3 liters)
2 – Colgate toothpaste
2 – Colgate toothbrush
1 – 4 pk Charmin
1 – Huggies Wipes (works great for cleaning paint up after Wolf is done πŸ™‚ )
1 lb strawberries
1 lb Roma Tomatoes
2 – Daisy cottage cheese
3 – Renuzit air fresheners
1 – Lady Speed Stick
1 – Men’s Speed Stick
1 – Suave deodorant
1 lb ground beef
2 lbs chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
1 – Gorton’s fish fillets
2 – Tony’s pizza
2 – Glade oil warmers
2 – Banquet sausages
2 – shredded cheese (8 oz)
1 – Band-Aids
2 – Palmolive dish soap
1 – Coffee Mate Natural Bliss
2 – Suave Men’s Body Wash
1- Suave Body Wash (Women’s)
1 – Listerine Mouthwash
2 – Advil 4ct packs
1 – Naked Coconut water (Wolf LOVES this stuff!)
10 – spiral bound notebooks (LOVE LOVE back to school sales!!!)


I also had one other trip to post up… just a small one – my Target expedition.

I was pretty happy with this one as well! (Total before coupons – $22+… total after – $7.17)

2- Bounce dryer sheets

2 – KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce

1 – Market Pantry pasta sauce

4 – Market Pantry dry pasta boxes

1 – Garnier Fructis shampoo

1 – Garnier Fructis conditioner



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