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Monday, November 24, 2008

I've Moved!

Today I am laying to rest this blog and have moved to my new .com home. Please see all the excitement at http://www.theobsessiveshopper.com/
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sweet Savings

After last weeks Budget Buster I took a break and stayed below my weekly budget stocking up on one thing and getting just the things I needed*. Here are the details:


8-5 lbs C&H white sugar @ $1.65 each, 2-1 lbs Land-O-Lake butter @ $1.65 each, 2-1 lbs Kroger Cheese @ $3 each, 1 dozen eggs @ $1.25, 1-2.67 lbs Rump Roast $5.33, Quick Barley $1.69, Agave Nectar $3.59, 2.41 lbs Naval Oranges $1.66, 2 lbs Cameo Apples $2.58, 1.78 lbs Banana's $1.23, 2 Grandma Sycamore bread @ $1.67 each

Total Spent: $44.67
Total Saved: $38.18

*If you're new here you might wonder how I could possibly feed my family of five on only those items. You see, I have been building my pantry with all the things my family typically uses. I now have enough in storage that when I need something for a recipe I can just go and shop from my pantry. These items are just the things that I either needed this week, like the fruit, barley, and eggs, or the items I choose to buy to re-stock my pantry or freezer; sugar, bread, roast, cheese. If I can do it so can you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Budget Buster

Updated! (I couldn't help myself! My husband gave me permission to go over budget by $100 on Tuesday night, so I've got to keep my word right? I am not stopping until I at least spend $100, which is under budget $50. Don't you love how I have justified it!)

I found the laptop amongst the moving mess just to post what an awesome trip I had today. I don't have pictures yet because I can't find the camera, cord and half of my food is in a borrowed freezer until mine is up and running!

I have to admit that when my alarm went off at 4:45 AM. I realized then that I truly am an obsessive shopper! My shopping buddy, mom, and I pulled into the Albertson's parking lot at 5:30 AM realizing that we were not alone! When I saw the already full carts of lotions, shampoo's, deodorant's, and detergent, my heart started pounding and I harnessed all that is obsessive and started shopping. So here are my total's.

11 Knorr/Lipton pasta or rice Sides @ .13 each
2 Lipton Soup Mix@ .50 each
5 Progresso Broth 32 oz. FREE
4 All Liquid Detergent@ .67 each
10 Green Giant boxed veggies @ .28 each
3 Knorr Side Plus Veggies @ .24 each
2 Progresso Broth 32 oz. @ .34 each
2 Betty Crocker Cookie Pouches @ .09 each
10 Suave Kids shampoo @ .47 each
4 Dial Hand soaps @ .69 each
8 Tic Tac's @ .23 each
Fresh mushrooms sliced $1.69
Broccoli Slaw $2
Salad Mix $1.47
Fresh Spinach .97
15 Betty Crocker Cake Mixes @ .50 each
4 Gold Medal 5 lb flour @ $1.25
6 Skippy Peanut Butter @ .88 each
2 Betty Crocker Muffin Mixes @.80 each
1 Best Foods Mayo @ .65
4 Toaster Strudels @ .90 each
4 Degree Deodorants @ .75 each
6 All Liquid Detergent@ $1.17 each
2 El Monterrey Family pack burritos @ $3 each (I lost that coupon somewhere in the store or I would have saved another dollar.)
4 Green Giant boxed veggies FREE
5 Vaseline Lotions FREE
2 Q-Tips 500 ct @ $1.25 each (I didn't use the coupon-should have though!)
5 Suave Lotions @.50 each
5 Suave Deodorants @ .09 each
Cotton balls ( needed them, not on sale) $1.19
1 Purina Dog food 40 lbs. @ $2.99 (used the $15 coupons for this one!)
Kung-Fu Panda DVD $19.95
2 Pop-Tarts FREE
1 Lipton Pasta side FREE
1 bottle of Ginger $3.85 (lost mine in the move, then found out husband lent it to neighbor when it was returned with a plate of cookies yesterday! I will add it to my food storage I guess.)

Total Spent: $108.52
Total Saved: $351.43

Budget Busters come along about 3-4 times a year. I am feeling pretty good since my budget is $50 and this week we bumped it up to $150. I am under budget $41.48 this week! Now it is time to take a breather, at least until the new ads come out!

If you where an obsessive shopper like me this week I would love to hear about it! (that actually might make me feel less crazy:) Post in the comments your spent vs saved or email it with a photo at theobsessiveshopper@live.com and I'll dedicate a special post to you lovely shoppers!