Thursday, August 2, 2012

Today's Shopping Trip to Nichols & Apple Market!

After Walgreens we stopped into Nichols and Apple Market for a very quick, short trip!  My husband and I made a pact to stick to our budget much more strictly this month.  Last month we had the huge expense of replacing our entire HVAC system so we are trying to recover from that.  We are using our cash budgets each week--he gets $50 and I get $75. I do the bulk of the grocery shopping and always have the girls with me so that's why my amount is more!  ;) This money is to cover everything that we buy during the week.  The only exception is gasoline which we just use our bank card for (still budgeted, just not using cash so we can pay at the pump).


Anyway....I explained all of that to tell you why my purchases were so extremely limited this week:


Here's what we bought:  (I put both stores items in one picture, but I'll break it down below)



Nichols ::

(2) Taco Bell Refried Beans, $1.09--used $1/2 from tearpad = $.09 each

(2) Ortega Black Beans, $1.00--used $1/2 from inserts = FREE

(1) Milky Way candy bars, $.89--used $1/2 previously available = FREE

(2) Glad Storage Bags, $1.69 each--used $1/2 from inserts = $.69 each

Total amount BEFORE coupons :: $9.85

Total amount AFTER coupons :: $1.56 (plus $.51 tax)--total $2.07


Apple Market ::

(2) Old Orchard Apple Juice, $1.99--used $1/2 previously available = $.99 each (this is more than I like to pay, but the coupon expires next week and the girls go through juice very quickly around here)!

(2) Glad Storage Bags, $1.69--used $1/2 from inserts = $.69 each

Total amount BEFORE coupons :: $7.85

Total amount AFTER coupons :: $3.36 (plus $.49 tax)--total $3.36



And here's the totals with both stores together:

Total amount BEFORE coupons :: $17.70

Total amount AFTER coupons :: $4.92 (plus $1.00 tax)--$5.92

So, my total spent out of pocket stayed under $6.00--$15.00 if you count my Walgreens trip!  Not too bad!

Hopefully next week will have even more good deals!

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