Wednesday, January 09, 2008


My goal for right now is to only take $40 a week out of the bank for groceries and other things. I know it's only the second week of the year, but so far we've done well. Obviously it won't work every week. But I want to stick as close to that as possible. The first week I even got gas with some of my $40. This week I had to take an extra $10 from Tim for gas. I even have some money left over and have a couple of rebates to send in, so I will still be getting some money back. I want to see how little I can spend and how many deals God blesses us with. It does help that I have 1/2 a cow in our freezer and have a pretty well stocked pantry. I will just highlight some of the deals, if you want more details, ask me in the comments.

-6 12 pks of Pepsi products for $10
-Garnier Hair color for .19
-Tortilla chips for .02
-Peter Pan- free (coupons expired on 1-8-08)
-Cottonelle- 20 rolls for $10 then got $2 in bucks back.
-Free Dove deodorant and soap (apparently I had emailed the company about some trouble w/ their coupons or something and they sent me 2 coupons for free things!)
-Hershey chocolate milk tornado maker for 2.49 (normally $20) this will be a gift
-Crest spinbrush, firetruck- it wouldn't scan. They had similar ones for 5.99 and I was getting it for Lochlyn for a gift. The lady said "I'll just give it to you for 2.99, is that ok?". ... um yeah!
-Garnier shampoo .49
-Fancy shampoo on the front left (free after rebate, .41 if you count the stamp).
-8 more free Soy Joy bars
-Excedrine free after rebate
-Dijon mustard from Target .24
-Keebler cookies free
-Jane makeup, foundation .79
-Huggies wipes about .49 each


Cheryl said...

good deals. $40.00 a week for 5 people. You have got be kidding me. Is that even possible?

Lura said...

See my side bar. It's only been 2 weeks and I have a well stocked pantry. It's a challenge to myself, not something I've been doing for years.

Crystal said...


SamandSawyersMom said...

are you considering the health of your children in this? i am sure you can do it because i get so much a week free, it is ridiculous Rarely is any of it healthy stuff. i supplement the free stuff with fruits and veggies. I would look at that if you haven't.

SamandSawyersMom said...

one more thing, althoguh 40 bucks is very low, I only spend 100 every week and I feed 4 other children every day. That was my budget way before I starting couponing. it can be done, i bet

stuff4yall said...

You got great deals. Keep posting them.