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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Super Savings Saturday!

As you recall from last week, I totally blew it at Walmart and Publix by spending almost triple one week's worth of groceries. As a result, I have to scale back for the rest of February. (Seems like I'm always trying to scale back from our normal budget - proof that life happens, I guess!)

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

1 water (2.5 gallons)
2 boxes Special K
2 packages Kraft shredded cheese
1 gallon milk
4 boxes Knox gelatin
2 boxes Cheez-Its
2 dozen eggs
2 bags Stacy's Pita Chips
2 bottles Glass Pluss
1 International Delight coffee creamer
5 lb bag of potatoes
1 package baby carrots
1 package frozen spinach
1 container Breakstone sour cream
1 package Cauliflower
1 bunch of bananas
1 Philadelphia cream cheese
1 bag of oranges (from a friend's back yard, didn't buy at Publix)

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $64.72
Total saved from sales: $18.54
Manufacturer coupons used: $31.98
Store/Competitor coupons used: $5.00
Total amount saved: $55.52
Total paid after all sales and coupons: $9.20

So I spent $9.20 this week at Publix. I also spent $7.79 at Walgreens and CVS this week. (You can go here to see those trips).

Overall, I spent a total of $16.99 from my grocery budget this week! Not too bad!

February Totals:

1st Week: $97.56 (off to an extremely rough start!)
2nd Week: $16.99

Total spent for month of February so far: $114.55
Total savings for month of February so far: $154.71

Looks like we have about $25 remaining in our grocery budget for the month of February. Here's to hoping we can pull it off...

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 everyone! Go here to see some readers' savings. They do so great! We're all in this together!!! =)

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!

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 Julianne Hendrickson said...

Phew, this month was BAD for me...I spent waaaaay too much the first week and then $30 this week SHEESH so I am DONE for the month--and NOT going back! I can't even look at the sales, ugh it is going to be hard but I KNOW that everything will go back on sale when I need it :)

February 13, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I am so jealous, I never received the knox coupons in my circular. Maybe next time.

February 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

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