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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Share Your Savings Saturday - Link Up!

A big thanks to all of you who have been linking up every Saturday with your incredible savings! Keep 'em coming!

Here is what I bought at Publix this week:

4 boxes chocolate Cheerios
1 gallon milk
2 containers Cool Whip
2 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayers
1 bag Santitas tortilla chips
2 Birds Eye frozen vegetables
4 packages Kraft shredded cheese
1 Sara Lee pound cake
4 Tropicana OJ
1 green bell pepper
1 whole pineapple
1 loaf pumpernickel bread
1 loaf Italian bread
1 dozen eggs
5 Yoplait Greek yogurts
2 Marie dressings
1 Breakstone sour cream (16 oz)
1 bulb of garlic
1 bunch bananas
1 package sliced mushrooms
2 tomatoes
1 cream cheese
2 onions
1 package lettuce shreds
1 package dry black beans
2 packages strawberries

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $123.64
Total saved from sales: $34.72
Manufacturer coupons used: $32.50
Store/Competitor coupons used: $14.75
Total amount saved: $81.97
Total paid after all sales and coupons: $41.67

Looks like we barely came in under budget (by $1.07, to be exact) for the month of March, but I'm glad we were able to pull it off this last week by cutting back a little. I really wanted to do a CVS run, but I didn't give in.

March Totals:

1st Week: $39.71
2nd Week: $58.28
3rd Week: $56.23
4th Week: $53.04
5th Week: $41.67

Total spent for month of March: $248.93
Total savings for month of March: $497.57

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 by either linking up to your blog or commenting!

Note about linking to your blog: Please leave a link that goes directly to your savings post, rather than your home page, so that everybody can easily see your great deals! =)

Looking forward to seeing how some of you save each week!

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Blogger Maria said...

Great savings!!! We shopped at the Farmers Market this week and saved a bundle and got ALOT of fresh fruit and veggies- Im thinking mostly We are going to be doing that from now on- Can you tell me which Publix had the coup for the scrubbing bubbles?

April 3, 2010 at 2:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always enjoy seeing that you buy real groceries (not just 20 tubes of toothpaste)and save a bunch doing so! You're very inspiring. Thanks!

April 3, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Thanks awesome, Maria! I love Farmers Markets. =) There's an AWESOME one on Beaver Street that I want to try out, but it's far away from me. Which do you go to? My Publix had the one stop one store booklet - it's on Race Track Road in Julington Creek. Many store should have them. It's just totally random. Usually my store doesn't have the booklets, but I got lucky!

Anonymous - Thanks so much for the encouragement! =)

April 3, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

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