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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Share Your Savings Saturday - Link Up!

I'm getting Share Your Savings Saturday up just a little late today. Sorry! This week I hit up Publix, CVS, and Target.

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

2 packages Yoplait Fiber One yogurt
2 bags Doritos
2 boxes Lucky Charms
2 bottles 7UP
2 packages Craisins
2 bottles Pompeian extra virgin olive oil
2 Soft Scrub Kitchen Cleaners
1 package Ramen noodles
4 Odwalla protein shakes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can chick peas
3 Dial NutriSkin handsoap pumps
1 package tortillas
1 package Broccoli florets
1 package Romaine lettuce
1 bunch green onions
5 oranges
2 boxes Near East couscous
1 container cream cheese
1 tomato
1 bunch bananas
1 package strawberries (16 oz)
1 bunch cilantro
2 sweet potatoes
1 avocado
1 garlic bulb
1 vitamin water
1 bag sunchips
2 cartons Trop50 OJ
1 red bell pepper
1 package walnuts
2 sweet onions
1 cucumber
*I also picked up another $50 BP gas card for only $40! That goes into the gas budget, though.

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $130.81
Total saved from sales: $37.58
Manufacturer coupons used: $24.22
Store/Competitor coupons used: $12.50
Total amount saved: $74.30
Total paid after all sales and coupons: $56.51

At CVS, I bought everything that is pictured above (plus 4 more rolls of toilet paper for FREE a couple days later). Here are my totals:

Total paid out of pocket: $.85
Total saved: $20.47
ECB I walked away with: $9.00

At Target, I spent a total of $4.66 and saved $19.28! You can go here to check it out and read all about my awesome cashier!

With Publix, Target, and CVS combined...
~Spent This Week: $62.02
~Savings This Week: $114.05

April Totals:

1st Week: $41.34
2nd Week: $62.02

Total spent for month of April so far: $103.36
Total savings for month of April so far: $204.54

***Looks like we're about $3 over so far this month, but we'll easily be able to balance that out over the rest of April!

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!

***If you are reading this post by e-mail or reader, you will need to click over to the actual blog post in order to see everybody's links!



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