Whew! What a week! So this week we’ve had a ton on our plate! We decided to paint our guest bedroom which will be our nursery in August. I know I’ve said that I didn’t want to get too emotionally involved in decorating until our adoption is final but as we are getting closer and closer to August, we have decided that there are certain things that we need to do prior to baby girl’s arrival. I’m fortunate because hubby used to own a painting company. He painted the nursery (pictured below) in just a few hours. Besides painting the nursery, we’ve torn our flooring up in the majority of our house so hubby and one of his best friends can put down new flooring. All of our furniture is piled on top of each other and basically my house could very easily pass for a pig pen. Today and tomorrow (Saturday, 6/30), we are holding our adoption garage sale fundraiser. We are holding this garage sale at the house of friends who live 40 minutes away so many hours were spent bringing truckloads of stuff to their house in preparation of the sale. Then, this morning, we were up at 4 am loading up yet another truckload and then heading over to get ready for our sale. Today we were able to raise $829.00! Such a blessing. Oh – and this week, my blog crashed twice. SO – with everything on our plate (including adoption ups and downs), we are whipped. Physically and emotionally.
Despite being tired, I was able to sneak away last night to Publix. When I typed up this week’s Publix weekly ad and coupon matchups, I wasn’t that overwhelmed with the sales. But in actuality, if you have the right coupons, you can get some great deals! I had a $25.00 Publix Gift card that was given to me by a company I work with which made my shopping trip fun as I only came out of pocket $1.64 for everything !
How did you do this week shopping? I hope you were able to spend less and save more than I did! Please leave a comment letting everyone know how you did!
Below is what I bought and the coupons I used:
2 Ball Park Franks on sale BOGO $4.99 for two
Minus one $1.00/2 Ball Park Franks Target Store coupon (if your Publix accepts Target coupons)
Minus one $1.00/2 Ball Park Franks Manufacturer coupon
Total Due: $2.99 or $1.49 each
2 Sargento Sliced Cheese on sale 2/$5.00
Minus one $1.00/2 Sargento Sliced Cheese Publix Store Coupon (zip 34655)
Minus two $0.55 off 1 Sargento Sliced Cheese
Total Due: $2.90 or $1.45 each
Red Raspberries, $1.99
Total Due: $1.99
Total Due: $1.99
2 Perdue Fully Cooked Breast Strips on sale BOGO $4.39 for two
Minus zero coupons!
Total Due: $4.39 or $2.20 each
2 TGIF Frozen Appetizers on sale BOGO $6.39 for two
Minus two TGIF Frozen Appetizers Printable (print limit reached – check your binders/folders)
Total Due: $4.39 or $2.20 each
2 Kraft Shredded Cheese on sale 2/$4.00
Minus one $1/2 Kraft Cheese Item Target printable
Total Due: $3.00 or $1.50 each (not the best deal)
2 Kraft Anything Salad Dressing on sale BOGO $3.19 for two
Minus one $1/2 Kraft Salad Dressing Target printable
Minus two $1/1 Kraft Anything Dressing printable
Total Due: $0.19 or $0.10 each
6 Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce on sale BOGO $1.77 for two
Minus two $1/3 Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, exp. 6/30/12 (SS 05/20/12 R)
Total Due: $3.31 or $0.55 each
2 Lawry’s Marinade on sale BOGO $3.09 for two
Minus two $0.50/1 Lawry’s Marinade (zip 44240)
Total Due: $2.09 or $1.05 each **they have some fun new flavors that I’m excited to try!
2 Crystal Light on sale BOGO $3.49 for two
Minus two $2.00/1 Crystal Light Facebook coupon (no longer available – check your binders/folders)
Total Due: FREE plus $0.51 overage
1 Dial Handsoap on sale 10/$10
Minus one $0.35/1 Dial Bar Pack or Liquid Hand Soap, exp. 7/7/12 (RP 06/17/12) **coupon states “$0.35/1 Dial Bar Pack or Dial Liquid Hand Soap 3 bar pack or larger” My cashier interpreted this to mean that I could use this coupon on one bottle of hand soap. Your store may interpret this coupon differently
Minus one $0.50/1 Dial Liquid Hand Soap Target printable
Total Due: $0.15
4 Planter Peanuts on sale BOGO $3.29 for two
Minus one $1/2 Planters Snack Item Target printable
Minus four $1/1 Planters Product, exp. 8/31/12 (SS 06/24/12)
Total Due: $1.58 or $0.40 each
2 Chinet White Dinner Plates on sale BOGO $6.39 for two
Minus one $1/2 Chinet Disposable Cups or Plates Target printable
Minus two $1/1 Chinet Classic White Plates, exp. 9/30/12 (SS 06/24/12)
Total Due: $3.39 or $1.70 each
18 Beech Nut Baby Food Jars on sale BOGO $0.57 for two
Minus six $1/3 Beech-Nut Baby Food printable
Total Due: FREE plus $0.87 overage **AWESOME item to donate
Total Due (incl tax): $26.64 (I spent $1.64 after using my $25 gift card) Total Saved: $93.25 Percentage Saved: 77.8%
Also –Attention Bloggers -at the bottom of this post is a place for you to show your own brag worthy purchases! I ask that you make sure this is a direct link to your deals post – I will remove links that go directly to your home page. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave a comment on this post letting us know how you did shopping this week.
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