This is the final week of Frugal May Days, and I’m ready for it to be over. I’ve REALLY enjoyed saving the money and will continue to find deals via iBotta and coupons. But keeping a detailed record of every cent I’ve spent and spending sometimes three hours or more writing these weekly recap blogs has been sort of exhausting! I will, however, continue to share with you my really good deals, because I love those! So without further ado, Week 4!
This was the first week this month that The Hubs went grocery shopping with me, because his schedule had changed at work and now we have the same days off again! This was both a blessing and a curse: a blessing because I didn’t have to push the cart or carry the bags inside, a curse because when I’m alone I’m in THE ZONE, and when he’s there he distracts me. He was good though, and didn’t stray from the list.
First off was Produce Junction. The Junction never lets me down! All of this for $10.25.
Next up was Shoprite. Remember how last week I told you I was promised a $1 credit to my Price Plus card and it didn’t show up? I also didn’t get a $3 digital coupon credit THIS week. NOT HAPPY, SHOPRITE. (Since writing this, I’ve called Shoprite and it turns out my $1 DID come off… when The Hubs went to grab something. They were also going to credit the $3, which has also been applied, so I counted it here.) Deal of the day was Oreo cookies for $1 a package. They were on sale for 2 for $5, I had a $2 digital coupon and a $1 manufacturer coupon!
Next was Walmart. We did that thing where we went to a different Walmart than usual, which is always a terrible idea. They had everything we needed, except the coconut milk I needed. No worries, I’d grab that from our local another day. I had a $1.25 rebate from iBotta for the Dr. Pepper, and at $1 apiece, that meant I got all three for $1.75. The Dr. Pepper TEN is for me, and the other two were for The Hubs. The canned tomatoes were $0.98 apiece, I had $1 off iBotta and a buy 3 get 1 free manufacturer coupon, so each can wound up being just over 48 cents apiece.
Memorial Day! I did my ladder workout in the morning, we ate our lunches and then I went and walked dogs. We stopped at our local Walmart to grab coconut milk and a bag of cereal. Dinner was Teriyaki Turkey Burgers w/ Pineapple Rings on Hawaiian Buns w/ Edamame.
I stopped on the way home from work to grab some Eckrich Smoked Sausage from the other Shoprite, since our local had been out. They were on sale for $1.99 apiece plus I had a BOGO coupon! Unfortunately I also broke a wedge shoe on my way into the store, but I just shrugged it off, threw the heel into my bag and limped into the store to get that good deal. I don’t think anyone noticed the chick with the kettlebell tote bag walking with one broken shoe. (If they did, they were too scared of my arm cannons to say anything about it! *grin*)
This night we had spaghetti and meatballs with tossed salad. No photos. Then we ran out to Aldi to get grapes at $1.29/lb and mangoes for 49 cents apiece. Well, no mangoes, but they did have the grapes, and we got The Hubs some PopTarts for $1.88 for a 12-pack.
Spend-free day! Dinner was Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole, which was so yummy I took no photo. *hangs head*
Thursday is my late day for work so we had a delicious frozen pizza (Screamin’ Sicilian) to which I added leftover bacon and leftover pineapple! SO GOOD.
Spend-free day. Made homemade Chili Mac Hamburger Helper! It was soooo goood.
Spend-free day. Dinner was Lemony Herbed Wheatberry & Chickpea Salad with Fried Fish. This salad was really delicious and holds up well in the fridge. Not far off from tabouleh.
This week’s grand total was $70.68, so another really successful week! That brings the grand total for the 4 weeks to $304.57. Since my previous budget was $450 WITHOUT produce, I think this was an INCREDIBLY successful month! Plus, I went through my freezers and wrote down everything I still had, because my freezers are FULL:
I think I ought to do a freezer cleanout next, haha!
Here’s the chart of what I spent: Week 4 Savings – Sheet1 (1)
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Did you get any amazing deals this week? Will you try your own frugal month?