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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Super Savings Saturday!

This week of shopping didn't turn out so hot for me. First of all, by the time I went to Publix, many of the printable coupons I was going to use were gone. Second of all, I had every intention of going to make a small CVS, Walgreens, and Target run...but never got to it! Probably for the better, though, because I went a tad over this week. Savings this week weren't as great as they normally are either, but that's okay!

Here's what I bought at Publix this week (pictured above):

1 package Angel Soft toilet paper
1 package Sparkle paper towels
2.5 gallons water
1 gallon milk
2 golden acorn squash
1 can of chick peas
1 package of celery
1 bunch of bananas
2 tomatoes
1 bag of royal gala apples
1 bunch of red seedless grapes
2 packages Publix shredded cheese
2 bags of Tostitos tortilla chips
1 jar Tostitos salsa
2 boxes Betty Crocker potatoes (donating)
2 packages Nestle chocolate chips
2 boxes Kashi Go-Lean cereal
2 bottles of Tylenol
4 jars of baby food (for a baby shower gift basket)
2 boxes Kellogg's Special K cereal
2 jars Ragu (blah. I wanted the organic, but couldn't print coupon)
6 cans of Progresso beans (we go through these quickly, & this was a great price!)
2 cans Campbell's Select soups (donating)

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $112.05
Total saved from sales: $37.49
Manufacturer coupons used: $20.80
Store/Competitor coupons used: $14.00
Total amount saved: $72.29
Total paid after all sales and coupons: $39.76

*I also made a Walmart run (which I only do about every 2 -3 months, very occasionally). There were some great prices with coupons. I struck out for the most part, though. None of the prices were what they were supposed to be or they weren't in stock. I had a list of about 10 items, and only ended up getting: flour (for $1), 2 cans of cream mushroom soup ($.08 total), and sandwich bags ($1.32). I paid a total of $2.57 for the few items.

***With Publix and Walmart combined, we spent a total of $42.33 this week. We went a little over our $35 budget this week. We bought a lot of fruit at Publix. The grapes were on sale for $1.69/lb, but they were huge grapes, so they ended up costing almost $5! Also, the paper products put us a little over. It's okay, though. We were under budget last week, and I'll make up for it next week as well!

November Totals:

1st week: $30.04
2nd week: $42.33

Total spent for month of November so far: $72.37
Total savings for month of November so far: $200.68

New to saving money on groceries? Try this series for helpful information on how to save.

Not sure how to use coupons? Try this post for couponing basics!

Want to start saving at Publix? Check out the Publix Basics post to learn all about it!

What about you? How did you do this week? Share your deals and scenarios below! If you are new to saving money, I invite you to e-mail me with a picture and explanation of a great deal you got, so that I can share it with all of the readers! Go here to see some readers' savings! They all do so great! We're all in this together!!! =)

Want to see how others save as well? Many bloggers join Money Saving Mom in her "Super Savings Saturday" every week! Check it out!



Blogger Brooklyn said...

I think you did great. I wish one day I could get my budget done that low!

November 14, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger The Cobbs said...

Thanks for doing what you do! A couple days back you said Chex Cereal was going to be on sale...when and where?

November 15, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Hi! =) The Kellogg's Crispix cereal is on sale at Publix this week. Check out the Publix Weekly Deals, and you'll see it! It's the first item on the list.

November 15, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

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