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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CVS and Piggly Wiggly Shopping Trip

Our family is trying to make a budget and stick to it.  The goal is to be debt free as soon as possible.  We've never really tried to live on a budget before, but it's the only way possible to pay off our debt and stay that way.  We're using Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover.  We've decided to budget $125 a week for shopping money,and if possible knock that number down as much as possible.  This includes groceries, toiletries, medicines, basically everything except clothing.  I've been couponing for almost a year now and do pretty good. 

Here's what I got at CVS today:  (5) bags of M&M's, 9.9 ounce
                                                   (3) boxes Chocolate Cheerios, 11.2 ounce
                                                   (3) boxes Honey Nut Cheerios, 12.2 ounce
                                                   (1) box Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal bars, 6 count
Coupons used:  (5) $1 off M&M's
                         (3) $1 off 2 General Mills Cereal
                         (1) $.50 off General Mills Cereal bars
                         $10 Extra Care Bucks from last week

So I got $49.86 worth for $14, plus a free $10 gas card for spending $30 on certain items.  Not too shabby!

At Piggly Wiggly I got (2) 5 lb bags of Dixie Crystal Sugar and a bag of Fritos.  I didn't use any coupons, but redeemed 4.50 Greenbax to get the sugar free.  So I paid $2 for $10.47 worth of stuff.

All total, I paid $16 for $70.15 worth of stuff, which means 77% savings!  I love it when that happens!

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