Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekly Savings

Now, before all of you who know my husband start to freak out, know that I had his approval to buy the Miller Lite...and it was only purchased in anticipation of a few cookouts and some upcoming visitors. Also, the sole reason it was purchased was because if you bought a case of Miller Lite for $12.99, then you got a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, buns, and yellow mustard for $0.01! (For those of you who don't know, Tom doesn't agree with Miller Lite's advertising techniques and statements, it's a long story). Anyways! Just Jewel and Aldi this week. Here's how we did!


Spent $23.06
Saved $49.81
(Not bad considering we got a case of beer and a gallon of milk!)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy 5 Year Anniversary of.....

....having only 1 car!! Five years ago today we hopped in our friend Anne's jeep (that she was kind enough to lend us since we were carless) and drove to the Saturn dealership and stupidly leased a brand new Saturn Vue. We had just gotten married, returned from our honeymoon, and I had moved across the country. Tom sold his jeep right before he moved to Birmingham and we didn't think my 1996 Ford Contour would survive the drive from Philadelphia. Leasing a car was probably the dumbest financial move we have made as a couple, but fortunately we've learned and grown since then.

Last year we were able to buy our car when the lease was up and thankfully we have not needed to buy another vehicle. I feel like living 5 years with only one car is going to be one of those things that we tell our kids about whenever they complain that they don't have their own car. We've certainly been fortunate in the fact that our work locations and schedules coincide so having only one car is an option. It's a little bit more of a challenge now that I work in the suburbs 2 days a week but thank goodness for public transportation!

Thanks for hanging in there's to another 5 years!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly Savings-ish

I did a mish-mash of shopping this week because there wasn't really anything we needed. Just hit a few sales and picked up a few essentials, so no pictures. Except for this one from CVS.

Spent $7.32
Saved $31.37
Received $9.99 in ECB's.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Weekly Savings: CVS and Dominick's

Woo! Another awesome week :) I forgot to scan my "Green Bag Tag" at CVS....after every 4 scans you earn $1 in ECB's. Bummer. The Dominick's trip would have been better but the 4 gallons of milk put us over the top. Whatever, milk was cheaper at Dom's this week than Aldi. Also, they charged me $1.99 each for the avocados when they were supposed to only be $1 :( Oh well, you can't win them all ;)


Spent $6.87($4.69 before tax!)
Saved $45.24
Received $11.50 in ECB's!!


Spent $29.52
Saved $31.46

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Weekly Savings: Saved more than we spent even with beer!

Whenever we would buy beer at Publix I would take it out of the equation because it always messed up my savings ratio. However this week at Domick's we still managed to save more than we spent, even with a 6 pack of Sam Adam's and a 6 pack of Hamm's. Of course, the percentage would have been better without the beer, but oh well.


Spent: $37.70
Saved: $48.01

We also went to Aldi to stock up on milk and key lime waters. Not too bad of a week!