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Friday, October 9, 2009

This Week's Savings Round-Up

After last week's shopping extravaganza, I didn't really have much shopping energy left in me for this week! In fact, I only went once to Kroger and twice to CVS (once for medicine for my daughter).

I did the bulk of the shopping for this past week last Sunday and only spent $46.40 at Kroger. My husband was kind enough to stop two other times to round up some odds and ends that we'll be needing for next week's menu plan. He spent $38.73 for the coming week's groceries. We may need to make a quick stop for milk or produce, but otherwise, the cupboards and freezer are full! He picked up two bags of frozen chicken breasts today, and I'm hoping to cook up a whole bag of them, dice them up, and freeze them in meal-sized portions. I love to cook with diced chicken, but I hate to cut up raw or partially frozen chicken to do it. It seems really time-consuming. I'm thinking that I might just cook them in the Crock Pot tomorrow and have them ready for the next week or two.

I made two stops at CVS, one for deals and the other for medicine for my daughter. I'll talk later about the lesson that I learned from the medicine trip. You can view my CVS deal trip HERE. I ended getting $29.82-worth of merchandise for only $1.84. I used $5 ECBs and earned $9 ECBs. Not bad!

Merchandise Total Value: $29.82
Out-of-Pocket Cost: $1.84
Extra Care Bucks Spent: $5.00
Extra Care Bucks Earned: $9.00
Savings: $27.98 (94%)