Tray #one of the Valentines cookies made it to DD#1 home just in time for desert last night. Wheee, another schedule meet!
Dinner fro hubby and I was easy thank goodness! Ham steaks, green beans, cream potato's, leftover biscuits from the freezer and of course cookies for desert. We had more ham than we needed for dinner so the rest went into the freezer to add to the frozen bean soup later in the month.
Veggies for the week. Having a toddler along for the weekly shopping trip threw me off my game. I forgot to pick up lettuce we will be needing next week
Ground beef on sale this week. Looks like that's what will be on the menu.
Not too many caned/boxed goods were needed this week.
Basic dairy products. Forgot to pick up the free OJ I had a coupon for :( the toddler strikes again. I will run by the store later today with my receipt and coupon to get it for FREE.
First time using food stamps to play the CVS saving game. We hardly ever drink sodas however the big kids like to have them sometimes. The reason for the Sprite in particular is we have very little supplies on hand should we come down with a cold or stomach bug. The CVS game can be tricky if your not on your toes. Having a toddler in tow is not the best way to play the game!! Here's how the deal worked. Spend $20.00 and receive a $5.00 coupon. What you see here is $21.00 worth of drinks and nuts that were on sale. Next I had a $4.00 off coupon from when I bought the M&M deal, CVS had an on line coupon for $4.00 off with a $20.00 purchase, I also had a coupon for $5.00 off from prescription drug rewards. Total cost $4.00, total saved with the sales and rewards dollars $22.80. While the drink would be considered junk in our house the nuts are not. Purchasing the nuts alone would have been Way more than $4.00!!!
Talk about taking the food stamp challenge to a whole new dimension. I did the weekly deal with Kara today. There is no excuse for young Moms not to be able to stay on budget, shop the sales and use coupons!!! If I could pull it off today with just a few mistakes that can easily be corrected anybody can do it don't you think? Toddlers are best kept in an outdoor setting, play room, or sound asleep. I'm just sayin!!
Grand total spent at the grocery $27.96, total saved $9.78 I can live those numbers. The CVS savings game came out to total spent $12.99, total saved $32.29 in addition a $5.00 coupon to use later.
BTW!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!!
Hubby has arrived home from work and wants to take me out for lunch as my gift. Remember Birthday's, Anniversaries, and Sunday dinner don't count in the food stamp challenge so I am gonna add Valentines Day to the mix and enjoy a nice lunch out. Time to surf the net for a coupon to use at lunch!!!