Bluebonnets To Peaches

We’re Back!
January 3, 2009, 6:35 pm
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We’ve arrived safely back in Georgia from our week long visit to Texas!  Unpacking the car was the first item on our list to be done today and next was a trip to CVS and Publix!  After being gone for a week, we were in need of things like milk & bread.  I will blog more about our Texas trip next week!

Have you noticed my new chart on the left side of the page?  My Father-in-Law helped me did all of it for me!  I have a pretty good idea of how much we saved last year by using coupons and paying close attention to the ads, but for 2009 I wanted to keep a closer track of the actual numbers and decided that by posting it on my blog will help keep me accountable!  I probably won’t post EVERY time I go to the grocery, so the numbers might change even without a post.  I do plan for the numbers to be very accurate and updated weekly.  Another note for 2009, I’ve increased my grocery budget from $40/week to $50/week.  This gives me a little bit more room to stock up on meats (something I haven’t been able to do since moving to Georgia) and will allow me snag a unadvertised deal when I see one. 

Although, I really didn’t buy much today, I did snag a couple of really sweet deals that I will share with y’all!



  • Tide Detergent on sale for $5.88, used $1 coupon
  • 2 Kid Throat Cooler $4.99 each, used BOGOF coupon and received $9.98 in ECB’s
  • 1 Early edition of the Sunday paper (there are 5 COUPON INSERTS – worth the extra copy) $2

Total Purchased $17.86

Total Coupons Used $5.99

Total ECB’s Used $11.87

Total ECB’s Earned $9.98

Total OFP $.42 (tax)


  • 2 Boxes Honey Nut Cherrios, on sale for $1.99 each, used $1 coupon = $1.49 each
  • 3 GM Cereals, on sale for $1.99 each, used $1 coupon = $1.66 each
  • 2 Kellogs Pop Tarts BOGOF, used $1 coupon = .60 each
  • Velveeta Shells $1.59 (on sale, no coupon, but I like these . . . especially with a hot dog cooked with it! yum)
  • Milk $3.19
  • Bread $2.56
  • A couple of veggies and sandwich meat, needed for meals this week

Total Purchased $49.48

Total Savings (coupons & advertised specials) $15.68

Total OFP $33.80


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I had noticed your grid already at work. I didn’t know your f-i-l did it for you! That’s a story I need to hear! I know he gets just as much pleasure out of your deals as you do!

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