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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Earth Fare, Ingles, and Publix Grocery Sales Week of March 2 - 8

Oh my gosh!  I was so close to being at my $150 weekly grocery budget goal.  My grand total hit $153.88 and I totally blame it on myself for not reading a sign correctly at Earth Fare.  I thought I read where some bath salts were 37 cents an ounce.  Turns out they were a LOT more than that so it cost me $4.32 for a tiny little bag.  I'll just say that purchase was a well needed splurge and I'm sure I will enjoy that extra long soak in the tub.  We had one big event this week which was a cookout at our house to celebrate my MIL's birthday.   I always worry that I will totally blow the budget but each week, I find that God shows out and always put the food I need on sale.  I truly believe in these little blessings that God gives.
I forgot to take a picture of my groceries from Publix.  I made two different transactions so I could use two of my $5 of $40 purchase coupons.  I ended up buying 3 packages of Pepperidge Farm hamburger buns, 2 extra large packages of lean ground beef (93% lean and 7% fat), 2 snickers candy bars (used free coupons), 5 containers of Mayfield ice cream, one loaf of Nature's Own bread, 2 boxes of cereal, one package of blueberry bagels, one tub of cream cheese, 5 pound bag of potatoes, 3 large Vidalia onions, 3 packages of deli cheese.  My total was $77.35 and I saved $33.33.
I'm going to be so sad when my $7 of $30 coupon expires on Sunday at Earth Fare.  It has been a huge blessing to have especially when buying our dairy products.  This trip I spent a total of $26.14 and saved $8.49.
I spent a total of $25.49 at Ingles and saved $21.98.  The Fig Newtons I'm putting back for our extended family trip to Florida in May.  With a total of 13 kids and 7 adults, I'm stocking up now on snack items that go on sale so we will have plenty of food for that week!
My second trip to Earth Fare, I spent a total of $24.90 and saved $8.48.  I was so excited to see Meyers countertop spray on sale and the Burt's Bees diaper cream works WONDERS!  Shane came to us with a very bad diaper rash and that cream cleared up the rash within a day.

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