So Nathan and I went out Friday for our little one-on-one time. I look forward to this every week. He loves shopping with me and he’s such a good boy. I figure I’ll keep taking him until he starts costing me extra! (Though, he did do this once HERE!!)
We only went to Target and Jewel. I was laughing at how ironic that all week long I post so many free/cheap/money-making deals and I now don’t cash in on too many. I just really don’t need much right now and my space is becoming limited. Watch.Every.Penny. So here’s our trip: (I’m still following the Saving Money Challenge HERE and see my other posts HERE)
10 Hershey’s Bliss Chocolate Bars (A girl HAS to have her chocolate, right?)
10 Bags of Chex Mix (Sending to my brother in Iraq)
2 Small cans of Pringles (Saving the cans to keep reusing for summer outings)
2 V8 Fusions (I wish I had more Qs! Nathan loves this!)
2 Premier Easy Lid Containers (Discounted!!)
1 Reynolds Recycled Aluminum Foil (Have a rebate for)
3 Banana Boat Sunblocks (Putting in our vehicles and Diaper Bag!)
5 Planters Sunflower Seed Kernels (Some for us, Some for Mom)
Total Cost: $41.87.
Total OOP: $5.37. Used $5 GC from above and, well, lots of Qs!
Total Earned: $2.99 Reynold’s Rebate
1 box of 5 NY Strip Steaks (Marked down from $9.99 to $3.99!)
2.5 lbs of Bananas
2 bags of salad shrimp – BOGO deal (great for salads and pasta additions!)
Total Cost: $7.65
Total OOP: $4.65. Had a $3 OYNO of chicken/beef catalina from Old El Paso. So I got the steaks for $.99!
Grand Total Cost for the Trip: $61.56. (This is AFTER sales/card savings)
Grand Total OOP for the Trip: $14.04
Grand Total Earned (that I didn’t use) for the Trip: $2.99
So far for May my OOP expenses are: $24.35 for the month with Total Earned: $4.99. (I don’t subtract these to avoid double-counting them in the future.)
We did go to a Cubs game HERE spending $ on train fares, but it was my Mother’s Day present and came out of Rich’s own money. I had said in the beginning I wouldn’t tally Rich’s “allowance” spendings. But I will share mine with you.
I’m hoping your challenge is going well, too! If you had a great shopping trip, regardless if you are participating in this challenge, leave us a linky! Give us some inspiration that a little money CAN go a long way!