Couponing My Way To The Islands!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~The Value of a Comp Ad~

Don't forget the value of a comp ad. This weekend a store (across town) was having a Sat/Sun only sale on a few items that I wanted. The only problem is that I didn't want to drive over and get them. So, after church on Sunday, I took the comp ad into Wal-mart and got the items at the Tom Thumb sale price. It can be tricky, so make sure you read the ad and that you get exactly the same item. Another tip is to tell the cashier that you are comping the item before she rings it up. That is a very important step! Cashiers get very angry if they have to go back and redo something. Trust me on that one, I learned the hard way! That is the only way it works. I usually do comp ads when I don't have coupons to use on that item or if it is a coupon that will not be doubled or tripled (example: .75 coupon).

By doing this, I was able to get the following:

Betty Crocker Cake mix-.99
Betty Crocker frosting-$1.50 (plus I used a .75 q for the 2 Betty Crocker products)

By simply taking the ad in, I saved over $5 and I didn't have to waste any gas!

Hope you all have a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, August 30, 2010

~Budgeting your time~

I heard on the radio last week that people are spending (wasting) on average of 4.5 HOURS PER DAY on social networking websites. Are you kidding me?! Sounds like employers need to be blocking those sites, GEEZ!

If you don't think that you have time to clip coupons & save money, I encourage you to limit the time spent on the social websites and that will open up some free time. Setting up a daily time budget for social networking will allow you to still be part of it, but also limit the amount of time spent so that that you are managing your time well. After all, time is one thing we can't ever get back!

Wow, I still can't believe that statistic. Sort of sad. I've been limiting my computer time and have found that I can be SUPER productive when I'm not just sitting here in front of the screen. I've been in crazy organization mode around here. Limiting the computer time has helped along with watching our new favorite show....This is going to sound weird, but we LOVE it! "Hoarding, buried alive" (I think that is what it is called). Anyway, every time I watch it I get a sense of major anxiety and want to tackle my entire house. Just last week I organized my toilet paper! (If you know how much toilet paper I have, you know that was a chore!) I've been on top of cabinets & armoires dusting like a crazed lady. Oh, it felt good. I love feeling a sense of accomplishment!

Some of these hoarders can't even walk through their home, they are stepping on things. They can't eat because they can't see the kitchen counter tops, sink,etc. Can you imagine not being able to eat in your own home? The idea that some people are using their fridge to store more junk really upsets my stomach. Pretty crazy!

We (my fav Coach & I) always wonder how you could let stuff pile up like that? A man described it perfectly on an episode we watched the other night. He said "It's like gaining only gain a few ounces at a time and then you wake up one day FAT!" Wow, that sort of makes sense.

Okay, this post is a bit I'm going to end it. Anyway, my point is to stop wasting time worrying about what your friends are up to every minute of their lives (social sites) and make great use of that time. Budgeting your time is super beneficial. Can you imagine how much ahead of the game you could be if you spent that time working on your finances? Something to think about ;)

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 27, 2010

~3 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There are 3 coupon inserts scheduled for the Sunday paper:

*Procter & Gamble

Happy Clipping!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

~Financial Responsibility~

What makes a person financially responsible?

I have often thought of this as I'm talking with people who have major financial problems. The conclusion that I've come to may surprise you....FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A CHOICE. Period.

As an adult we can blame our situation on our parents because they didn't set a good example. We could blame the economy. We could blame God (totally advise against this one...doesn't end well). We could blame the President (really?). We could blame our employer. We could blame it on Jocko (Jocko was my childhood dog that is no longer living, however he still gets blamed for things at my parents house. It's a running joke!)


We could wake up and decide to make the CHOICE to act responsibly with our finances. That would mean knowing what it feels like to "want" things. Sometimes knowing what it feels like to actually "need" something. Take a moment and think about the last time you truly "needed" something. We are so blessed.

I understand that situations happen that are beyond our control. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a plan for such an event? Wouldn't it be great to have funds set aside for emergencies? We can't predict the future, but as my Mom is always saying "It's gonna rain. Maybe not today, but it WILL rain. Better have an umbrella!" Dave Ramsey suggests an emergency fund of 3-6 months worth of living expenses. Imagine how secure you would feel to know that you have money set aside just in case a situation arises that is beyond your control. It would feel pretty comforting and take off a great deal of stress.

Back to being responsible....Regardless of the financial model that you have studied (usually your parents), you can choose to start today and make a difference for your future. Do you have financial goals for your future? Do you only think about this month? I encourage you to set some financial goals for you and your family. Make a plan and get excited about it! Saving money is always so much easier if you have a goal. The more you save, the more you want to save. It makes you really think about each purchase.
Recently, we (my fav Coach & I) have been discussing our bucket list. Then I decided we needed to set up a financial bucket list (more on that later).

I hope this post has encouraged you to want to save more, spend less and really think about making the choice to be financially responsible...which leads to financial freedom!


"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"
~Psalm 37:4~

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

~Menu Wednesday!~

Here is my menu for the week:

Chicken fajita salad
Hot Dog Italian Casserole (this was interesting, but turned out good...will post how I made it later)
Beef Stroganoff w/ green beans
Spaghetti w/ corn & spinach salad
Chicken Noodle Soup

If you are wondering, yes we eat a lot of beef stroganoff! It is a favorite around here. I have a couple different ways of making it so it taste different each time we eat it. Last night I used veggie noodles instead of the regular pasta noodles and my family still loved it!

What's on your menu this Wednesday?

Happy Cooking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

~A Family in Need~

A single mother of 5 is in need of our help. She has cancer and is very ill. She can no longer work or drive. She and her kids have many needs. Anything you can do to help is appreciated! If there is ever a time that you want to help someone, this would be a great opportunity. Please, please take a moment and put yourself in this mother's situation and just imagine how helpless she must feel. Then think about how blessed she would be by your help. I believe that we are called to help those in need. This is a great opportunity to share your stock with a family who really need it. Please join me in helping this family.

Ways to help:
Cash donation (she needs help paying her electric, gas & water bill...also, this money would go towards paying for the meds that she needs that are not covered)
Gift Cards
Food (food that kids can prepare for themselves)
Water bottles (all 5 children play sports)
Feminine products
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Any toiletry item donated is appreciated

Most importantly, she needs your prayer for healing and for peace for the 5 children. Please join me in doing everything that we can to help this family out. If you have any questions, please email me
I will be collecting the donations and will deliver them to one of her friends who will get it to her.

God Bless~

~Testimonial Tuesday!~

After reading the blog regarding utilities, I called AT&T that very day! Dropped my land phone service (which I had been wanting to do) and got on their new special. I am now saving $54.00 a month! Then I called Sirius satellite radio to drop my $15.00 a month service...they offered me five months for $20.00 in an effort to keep me as a customer : )
Rachael is a full-time attorney, wife & mother of 2 precious little boys. She was also a college/post college roommate of mine at OU. Rach is very busy, but still makes time to be a Sassy Saver. Rach, you are doing a great job! Thanks for sharing!

Monday, August 23, 2010 70% off!~

Today is the final day for the 70% off sale. You can get a $25 gift certificate for only $3 by entering Promo Code: STEAK

We have been using these certificates the past couple of months and love the savings. We end up having to order more food than we normally would (to meet the minimum purchase), but then still spend less than normal. More food, less money=sounds good to me! If you have a large family, this is the only way to eat at a nice restaurant. This is a huge savings!

Happy Monday~

Friday, August 20, 2010

~My Favorite Mistake~

An almost big mistake turned into this:

I love to sew, make, craft, decorate, you name it. I have NEVER used a pattern. I like to come up with something and then figure out how to make it on my own. Well, I found this pretty silk fabric and was set on making a strapless, long, maxi dress out of it. It was going to be CUTE and perfect for my date with my favorite Coach :) So, I had the fabric cut to my "normal" specifications. Got it home and realized that the fabric had to go the other direction in order to work and I was about 6 inches too short :( I was so sad. Considered making mini-me a replica, but not crazy about her wearing such a "mature" print. So, I fiddled around with it for a while, walked away for a while and then came up with this. Not what I intended, but at least I was able to do something with it. It is SUPER comfy to!

So, for roughly $3.50 I have this dress to be paired with my clearance Target sandals. The entire outfit was less than $10! Didn't it suddenly get cuter?!

The process (sometimes painful) of making this dress reminded me of the financial process that I experienced in my past. When I was "short" at the end of the month and needed to stretch my money until payday. Having to rework a situation and figure out how to make something out of very little sometimes.
If you have gotten frustrated with your finances because they were a little "short", I encourage you to work with them...take a step back...then rework the funds that you have to make your situation work. You can do it! Don't give up!

Fabulous Friday to all~

~1 Insert Scheduled~

There is 1 Smartsource coupon insert scheduled for the Sunday paper. Some sources say that there may be 2 Smartsource inserts. So, we'll see!

Happy Clipping~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

~How do I cook inexpensively?~

How do you make your meals at home so inexpensively?

Very carefully! We don't eat hardly any "convenience food" (you know the stuff that comes out of a box). Convenience foods are more expensive and let's be honest...not good for you! Food that has fresh ingredients really does taste better. Sometimes I will include a package of something along with a fresh item. Am I making sense?

Here is an example:
*(Knorr brand pasta) Cheddar & Broccoli noodles package (purchased on sale & with coupon for around .60-.80 for the package)
*Add Shredded chicken that I've cooked in bulk in the crockpot (purchased for .99 per lb a while back)
*Add an entire bag of frozen broccoli (purchased for FREE with sale & coupons)
Once this is added together it is pretty tasty and super quick. After all, who has time to be spending hours in the kitchen? Not me :)

I try to prepare each meal with the ingredients that I've purchased with coupons or on sale. If I'm using meat (usually the most expensive part of meal), I will really try to make up for the cost with other items that I have gotten FREE or super cheap. I always have a good idea of what the meal will cost before I make it. If you plan your menu and stick to it this becomes easier each week.

My goal is to keep each meal under $3 for my family of 3. We almost always have leftovers too. Usually, my meals come in way under budget even!
You can do it, you will just have to be mindful of what you are making and what you are spending on the ingredients. If you have a large family (example: 6 people), you can easily double my portions for $6 or less.
Happy Cooking!

~Gymboree 30%!~

Go HERE to print a 30% off coupon to GYMBOREE! Expires 8/22/10

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I love it when I get inspired from something that I never imagined. Today we were watching a baby show, which had nothing to do with finances...and all to do about a family with multiples. This mother works FULL-TIME outside of the home, has a 7 year old, 21 month old TWINS & TWIN NEWBORNS. Yes, you read that correctly...2 sets of TWINS in less than 2 years!
They showed her getting groceries (which they usually don't do on this particular show ) and she had a coupon binder! She spoke of how much money they are able to save by her using coupons and how she has been able to get FREE diapers & wipes along with other deals. She also said people are constantly asking her how she finds time to clip coupons when she has 2 SETS OF TWINS UNDER 2. She said it really doesn't take that long and is well worth the payoff!

After seeing that, I don't think anyone has an excuse to not clip coupons! This lady inspired me to inspire you. Happy Clipping!

In Him~

~Recipe Wednesday!~

This may be one of the easiest meals ever. It is super yummy and inspired by one of our favorite lunch dishes at a Mexico resort. We've been eating Tuna Wraps each summer while on vacation, but never attempted them at home until a few weeks ago. We are sold! Love them! Nothing will taste as good as fresh tuna, but this is a great substitute and is awesome on a hot Texas day!

What you will need:
tuna (can or pouch)
refried beans (I use fat free)

Heat beans
layer avocado (I chop & smooth it out)
layer beans
place tuna in the middle
roll it up

Enjoy! (the most important part)

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday~

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

~My Kroger Trip~

Here is part of my Kroger trip this week. They are having the "Buy 8, get $4 off instantly" sale. The prices below reflect the final sale price.

2 Hefty
Reg. $2.49
Sale $1
=.50 each

2 Muffin Mix
Reg. $1.19
sale .99
=.72 each

6 Chex Mix
Reg. $2.49
sale .99
-.50 (doubled)

Welch's Jelly
Reg. $2.49
sale $1.49

3 Tuna
Reg. $1.89
sale .50 each

Sunny Delight
Reg. $1.75
sale .75
-.25 q (tripled)

Retail: $32.21
Spent: $4.88
*That is a savings of 85%!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

~My Tom Thumb Trip~

Went to Tom Thumb this weekend to take advantage of a few sale items. I ended up doing 3 transactions because I kept getting high value catalinas that printed out at checkout. So, here is how it went down:

Transaction #1

Spent: $15.44
Saved: $43.90

Transaction #2

Spent: .60
Saved: $11.80

*Used q's & the $3.50 catalina that printed out after transaction #1*

Transaction #3

Spent: $1.20
Saved: $10.50

*Used q's & the $2.50 catalina that printed out from transaction #2*

Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

~Dave Ramsey Special!~

Go here to order the Dave Ramsey kit. This is such a great deal. The cheapest that I've seen! Only $44! The list price is $127.70! It will change your financial future and your life...I promise (as long as you do the work)! The best $44 you will ever spend.
This would make a great gift too! Remember CHRISTmas is just around the corner.

Here is what's included:

The Total Money Makeover (Retail: $24.95)
◦Dave's most recent New York Times best-seller
◦7 organized, easy-to-follow steps that will lead you out of debt
◦50+ real-life stories from people just like you who have followed these principles and are now winning with their money
◦Designed for everyone, regardless of income or age

Financial Peace Revisited (Retail $23.95)
◦How to become debt free with Dave's simple Debt Snowball method.
◦Learn the TRUTH about debt that you won't hear from any other money "experts."
◦Be entertained by Dave's passionate and dynamic teaching.

Cash Flow Planning DVD (Retail $19.95)
◦In this core Financial Peace University lesson, Dave shows you how to live on less than you make, pay your bills, allow for entertainment, AND still have money left over at the end of the month. 85-minute DVD

Dumping Debt DVD (Retail $19.95)
◦In this core Financial Peace University lesson, Dave shows you how to become debt free as he walks you through the necessary steps and details of dumping debt with the Debt Snowball method. 90-minute DVD

•Starter Envelope System (Retail $12.95)
◦Try a simple way to manage your household income and expenses and avoid spending more than you earn!
◦Includes spiral-bound envelopes and zip coin section in a durable leather-like cover.

BONUS - Dave's Budgeting Software (Retail $24.95)
◦For a limited time only, when you buy the Starter Pack you'll get Dave's Budgeting Software as an added Bonus!
◦Build your monthly cash flow plan, calculate your debt snowball, determine monthly savings needed for retirement, plan for annual expenses, and balance your checkbook

*This offer is only good for a limited time. If you are interested, I would order now.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

~2 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There should be 2 coupon inserts in the Sunday paper:


Happy Clipping!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

~Christmas in August!~

Okay, I know you are thinking that I'm a little crazy for even discussing Christmas during this heat wave. Honestly, my Christmas cd (that I play year's really that good!) got me to thinking...How many days until Christmas? 134! There are only 134 days to save/shop for Christmas. Not very long when you look at it that way. Don't panic, don't fear you can have a really awesome Christmas on a budget. As I continue to say "Jesus doesn't want anyone to go into debt for HIS birthday". If you truly celebrate and remember that HE IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, you will have a much happier season to celebrate.
I'm almost finished with my Christmas shopping. Remember, I start shopping in January and put things away throughout the year. That way I'm always prepared. Can't shop early because you don't know what someone wants? Ask them! I promise, they will tell you.
Think what they want is not in your budget? Check eBay. I find all sorts of goodies on there and sometimes the shipping is FREE!
I've asked many people and have found that everyone is in agreement about one thing...We would rather have 1 gift that we really want, rather than 5 gifts that we don't want or need. So, make a list and check it twice. CHRISTmas is only 134 days away!

CHRISTmas in August blessings~

~30 Day Challenge Update~

Did anyone take the "30 Day Challenge"? If so, how did you do? Did you challenge yourself even more? Were you able to save $30? Are you on a money saving roll now? I sure hope this challenge has inspired you to want to save more this month!

Hope you are having a grand Thursday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

~Menu Wednesday!~

We are in full swing football at my house. My cute hubs started 2-a-day football this week. So, we will be eating very fresh. Those meals are best for him when he is out in the heat so much.

Stuffed peppers *will post the recipe for this later*
Loaded spinach salad (it's so hot here, this is a nice & cool dinner)
Mexican out (using certificate)
Grilled pork chops w/ green beans & red potatoes
Grilled burgers, w/ beans & grilled corn

*My legacy on her way to watch a football practice and very excited about it ;)

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

~My Kroger Trip~

This is what my Kroger trip consisted of this week:

That is the beauty of my couponing...I don't have to go and spend a bunch of money each week. I can focus on healthy food. Again, I'm able to have weeks like this since I have a nice stock of meat, chicken, bread, eggs, cheeses and sides to make meals. We will have to pick up some milk later this week.

grapes-.97 per lb

Trip total=$6.43

Monday, August 9, 2010

~Monday Updates~

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to go to the JBF sale! If you do not live in the Dallas area, go to and see if there is a sale in your area. There is tons of information on the website.

*This is a Gymboree skirt I picked up at the sale for $3.50. It looks brand new!

Also, I'm taking the week off from the drugstores. I'm always telling my students that you can't go after every deal or you will get burned out. So, I'm taking my own advice and taking a little break.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

~JBF Sale~

Be sure to head over to the JBF sale this weekend. It is nice & air conditioned (just in case you were wondering).

Just Between Friends
Children's Consignment Sale

Dallas, Texas
(Mesquite Rodeo Exhibit Hall)

August 5-8, 2010

Happy Shopping!

Friday, August 6, 2010

~More JBF finds!~

More Sassy Savers are sharing the good deals they picked up at the JBF sale! I will be sharing my stuff at a later date (mine requires before & after photos).

A Sassy Saver Liz said:
Some of my favorite deals were a Dallas Cowboys Jersey -looked brand new- for $2!!! Both my husband and my son were very excited! I also got him a winter coat for $5 and it also looks brand new! Yay! I love JBF sales!!!!

Thanks for sharing Liz!

Sassy Saving Tiffany said:
1. $20 Leapfrog Leapster (purple and pink) in perfect condition
2. $12 Big table booster seat (reclines and adjusts height)
3. $8 Travel booster seat
4. $4.50 adorable hot pink converse high tops
5. $3 Leapfrog fridge magnet

Thanks for sharing Tiff!

There is still TONS of merchandise to choose from. Be sure to not miss out!

Hope you are have a fabulous Friday, I am :)

~JBF Success!~

A very Sassy Saver, Christy, is sharing some of her JBF purchases to show you just how much you can get for very little money. She was able to completely outfit (pajamas, shoes, accessories, socks, gloves, coats, jeans, all school clothing) for 3 kids for $250. That is pretty AWESOME!


All of the outifts Christy bought are from Baby Gap, Old Navy, Babys R Us, and Children's Place. She paid $20 for these at the JBF sale. If you figured each outfit at the store at $15 (probably cost more) that would make the retail $75. That is a savings of $55!


Christy bought 14 bows, which sell for $3 at Kid to Kid. That would be $42 at the store. Christy paid $3 for all of them!


Christy paid $42 for 14 pair plus $5 for a brand new pair of Heely's. Some of the brand names include Buster Brown, Gymboree, Children's Place, Old Navy, and Sketchers. If she had paid retail for these, the price would have been over $180!!!

Great job Christy and thanks for sharing with us!

~JBF Sale!~

Last night I ran back over to the JBF sale and there is TONS of adorable merchandise left. Plus, there was another drop-off last night. So, there will be even more to choose from this weekend. If you have not been, it is not too late to get some really great stuff! Here are the details:

Just Between Friends
Children's Consignment Sale

Dallas, Texas
(Mesquite Rodeo Exhibit Hall)

August 5-8, 2010

I've been hearing of the AWESOME deals some of my Sassy Savers have been getting. Very impressive!

Happy Shopping!

~2 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There should be 2 coupon inserts in the Sunday paper:

*1 Smartsource
*1 Redplum

Happy Clipping!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

~Is a larger home the answer?~

Will a bigger house solve your problems?

The answer is.....probably not!

Sadly, it will more than likely create a much bigger problem...more debt!

If you are in debt, to put it can't afford a larger home. A larger home (usually) means a larger everything....Mortgage, Utilities, Etc.

I recently read an article about how buying a larger home is such a financial hardship. If we (me included...I like my stuff!) could clear out things, then we could live more comfortably in the home where we (hopefully) have already built some equity.

Not to mention, moving is expensive. No matter how you is EXPENSIVE! Setting up utilities and everything that goes along with a new home is expensive. So, unless you plan on moving into a much cheaper & larger home (that is very energy efficient), it would be wise to take a long hard look at your current home and try to make it work.

I am speaking directly from personal experience here. We moved from a 1200 sq ft home in Oklahoma to an almost 2500 sq ft home in Texas. When we doubled in size, we doubled in our house payment too. The thing that SHOCKED us the most was the utilities for that home. We had no idea how much it would cost to maintain that home. We loved that house, but were so glad to get out of it and the high utilities that came along with it. It was not energy efficient!
Our current home is not much smaller, but much more energy efficient and we are LOVING the lower utilities each month. We are literally saving over $500 in utilities alone each month, sometimes $800. Plus we were able to get the current home for less money, put money down and cut the note in half. Now, we are headed in the right direction!

Have a terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

~JBF Sale~

I dropped my stuff off at the JBF sale and it was loaded with items. If you need anything, this is the place to shop! Here are the details:

Just Between Friends
Children's Consignment Sale

Dallas, Texas
(Mesquite Rodeo Exhibit Hall)

August 5-8, 2010
*(open to the public)

admission $3 on Thursday, August 5 ONLY

This is a great place to shop for back to school items! Many of the items sold are new with tags. All of the clothing must be inspected before it can be sold. That way only the best merchandise is sold.

If you go, I'd love to hear about the deals you picked up. Especially, Christy! Please take a picture :)

Wednesday Blessings~

~Menu Wednesday!~

I've decided that menu Wednesday really works for me. I'm always saying it doesn't matter when you make your menu plan, but that you actually make one.
*Mini-me and me in our camo on the way to Kroger :)

Here is what we are eating in our house this week:

Spinach salad topped w/ kidney beans, cucumbers, mushrooms, peppers, carrots & a turkey sandwich
Steak, grilled corn, spinach salad
Tuna wrap (will post the recipe for this later sometime)
Nachos topped w/ burger meat, refried beans & avocado (beans & avocado are leftover from the tuna wrap)
Leftovers with steak & hamburger meat...not sure what I'm doing yet :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~FREE Whataburger!~

Wear orange (Whataburgers signature color) and get a FREE Whataburger! Must dine-in and the offer is good from 5-8 p.m. TODAY (August 3rd) only!

Thanks Tina for the tip!

~Walgreens Deals~

Here are a few Walgreens deals worth mentioning this week:

Complete Multipurpose Solution
-$8 Register Rewards
=Free after RR!!!

2 Kellogg's Cereal
$2.50 each
-$2 RR
-(2) $1 q
=$0.50 each after q's & RR

Tide Detergent
-$1 q
-$1 RR

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

~My CVS trip this week~

My CVS trip for the week:

-$1 ECB back

-$1 q

Monday, August 2, 2010

~My Sprouts Trip~

I LOVE Sprouts (Farmers Market), but we don't have one in our city. If we do have a chance to go, we do. I've found Sprouts to have much better prices than the local Farmers Markets. Plus, it is an indoor supermarket (with air conditioning!). They also carry a variety of other health foods & vitamins. If you haven't been, you should go!
This is what I picked up this weekend:

My Sprouts trip:

Veggie Sticks =$2
Valencia Orange (.69 per lb)=.36
Grapes (2 lb/$3)= $3.45
Peaches (.49 per lb) = .45
Green Beans(.88 per lb) = .83
Red Potatoes (.88 per lb) = .45
Mushrooms ($2.69 per lb) = .86
Baby Spinach ($4.99 per lb) = $4.69
Strawberries (.97 each) = $1.94

Grand Total= $15.03

~My Kroger Trip~

This is what I got during my Kroger trip before church:

3 Cheerios (50% off sale)
Reg. $4.39
Sale $2.19
-.50 q(doubled)
*This is the large box!

8 Corn= $2

2 Sara Lee Bread (BOGO sale)
*Anytime Kroger has a BOGO sale on bread, I buy it. If it is some of our favorite, I buy several and freeze them.