I spent a lot of time in the garden this week trying to keep my mind off going to the grocery store and spending money.
I harvested carrots, potatoes and a few pumpkins. I cannot recall a year when the carrots have grown so huge. The Handsome Husband even noticed their size. “Wow, that’s a big carrot.” That man… he’s a talker.
The UPS man delivered a box full of instant coffee (for the HH) scone mix and apple cinnamon applesauce. All free of course thanks to Swagbucks.
Later in the week I received my annual Costco rebate check in the mail.
I hurried on over to Costco and loaded up on flour (for the upcoming baking season) rice, giant potatoes (oh how I miss eating giant baked potatoes for dinner) 3 lbs of sour cream (for the baked potato) 3 dozen rolls & a case of chili for Monkey Boy, American cheese for The Girl, 2 gallons of milk and a 1/2 gallon of whipping cream (which I plan to use for homemade ice cream). After all was said and done I had spent $90.76 of my rebate check. I was given the remaining balance of $29.32 in change.
Then on Sunday I went to Albertsons and picked up a bunch of laundry detergent, TIC TAC’s, toothpaste, Velveeta cups, crackers, cinnamon rolls and gum with my double coupons. My total came to $26.16 (I used my left over Costco rebate money to pay for it and I also earned a $10.00 Albertsons store coupon/catalina to use at a later date.
Also on the “must have list” was butter and apples. My total at Fred Meyer came to $9.62. I still had a little rebate money left over so I used that and then paid the remaining balance of $6.46 out of pocket.
I’m hanging in there…
Total Spent OOP this week: $6.46 (after I used up all my Costco rebate money). I also earned a $10 Albertsons store coupon/catalina too. 🙂
Total Spent Year To Date: $1,146.46