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Saturday, April 24, 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!

I went to Publix and CVS this week.

Here's what I got at Publix:

2 Silk soymilks
2 bags Lays kettle-cooked chips
4 boxes Orville popcorn
2 boxes Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal
1 package slicked almonds
4 bottles Dentyne ice gum
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 gallon milk
1 onion
2 sweet potatoes
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch cauliflower
1 package Angel Soft toilet paper
2 packages Kraft shredded cheese
1 garlic bulb
2 lemons
8 lbs oranges
1 dozen eggs
2 packages cookies
1 package frozen spinach
1 package Romaine lettuce
1 package frozen flounder fish
1 can black beans
1 can vegetable broth
2 Glade Relaxing Moments candles
2 whole wheat Mueller's pasta
1 package mushrooms
2 Hunt's ketchup
2 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean sprayers
2 Scrubbing Bubbles refills

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $151.00
Total saved from sales: $38.15
Manufacturer coupons used: $40.21
Store/Competitor coupons used: $18.35
Total amount saved: $96.71
Total paid after all sales and coupons: $54.29

*I also made a quick trip to CVS to pick up some toothpaste, Advil, and mascara. Here's a picture with a savings summary below:

Total paid out of pocket: $.77
Total saved: $17.94
ECB I walked away with: $10.50 ($7 earned from this transaction, $3.50 that I previously had but didn't use on this transaction)

So with Publix and CVS combined, I spent a total of $55.06 (and saved a total of $114.65) on groceries this week.

April Totals:

1st Week: $41.34
2nd Week: $62.02
3rd Week: $55.06

Total spent for month of April so far: $158.42
Total savings for month of April so far: $319.19

***Looks like we're $8.42 over so far this month, so we'll have to be careful next week to make up for it!

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!



Anonymous Jessalyn said...

Meg, Was the frozen Flounder fish on sale, or with coupons? I would love to get some, especially with a deal! Thx, Jessalyn!

April 24, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Hi Jessalyn :)

No deal. We just wanted fish this week.

It was $5.99 ($1 off - usually $6.99). It was just the packaged frozen kind that you find in the bins by the other frozen stuff. We try to buy wild caught fish, and the only cheap way to do that is in the frozen packages. =) Hope that helps!

Some people are against the frozen thing, and only like fresh. But I find that it cooks up just as well...

April 24, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Jessalyn said...

Thank you! I don't mind frozen at all, it always like you said cooks up nice! Also, one more question, I promise then I'm done.. What about CVS.. please do explain!! :)

April 24, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright, have to say, super duper excited about my Publix trip today. I plan on hitting Winn-Dixie for the produce/meat side of things, but it was nice to stock up the pantry!


I got:
2 bags of sun chips
2 bags of organic frozen fruit
1 bag organic hash browns
2 boxes organic granola bars
1 box organic cereal
2 packages Huggies diapers
1 box of Huggies wipes
1 Publix cocoa butter
1 hand sanatizer
1 beech nut rice cereal
1 Publix rubbing alcohol
2 boxes Cheez-its
2 bags organic pretzels
2 bottles snuggle
2 bottles shout stain remover
2 bottles windex multi-surface
4 pkgs yo-plus yogurt
4 boxes whole wheat pasta
2 boxes fiber one granola bars
2 bags Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
2 boxes teddy grahams
2 Del Monte Fruit Chillers
3 boxes Scotties White Facial Tissues
2 pkgs Ziploc bags
2 lbs bananas

*I had some baby club coupons that I used in addition to publix coupons for great deal on the diapers. I paid .99 cents for one pack and 2.99 for the other.
*The shout has .55 cents of peelies on the bottle. My cashier allowed me to use those along with the .55 cent printable and they were BOGO!!

Original Price: 154.26
Store Coupons: -34.95
Vendor Coupons: -37.14
Special price savings: -46.14

Ready for this?

Total paid: 36.03!!!!!

Thank you for making this possible. Without your blog, I would be lost!!


April 24, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Are you making orange juice? I was curious about the 8 lb. of oranges...

April 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Kendra - CONGRATS! Fabulous savings!! :)

Sarah - No. We just love having lots of fruit, and the oranges have been DELICIOUS and cheap lately. He He.

April 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow! I love having lots of fresh fruit. My husband is a little more picky...but 8 lb of oranges is way more than I could put away before they went bad!

April 25, 2010 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Ha Ha. Yeah. It's only like 10 oranges I think. So that means my hubby and I each eat 1 a day for the week, and they're goners! =)

April 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok this was only my 2 nd time to go to publix and do this... my plan? buy ONLY what i had coupons for the was on sale, so here goes:
2 edwards pie singles
3 bags of cascadian farm frozen fruits
2 lbs of contessa shrimp
2 4 packs of yoplait plus
2 bags of frozen green gian vegies
2 pillsbury toaster strudels
2 boxes of cascadian farm bars
2 packs of ronzoni ww pasta
1 box of south beach bars
1 bag of sun chips
(and 1 item not on sale and with no coupons )
2 packages of fresh marrow bones for roxy our dog

store coupons $ 11.10
vendor coupons $13.15
money saved? $24.04

total paid $ 26.53 !!!
pretty good for me
also i wanted to tell you that all the registers were full so the floor manager got on the register and took me as i gave him my coupons i told asked him if he had heard of you. he said of course, so i told him that i used to shop at other stores thinking that publix was too expensive but since ive been reading your blog im a publix believer and that i felt you were helping his company BIG time. he totally agreed with me and was very glad i was now a publix shopper and congratulated me on my savings :)
i thought id share that with you!!
signing off now

April 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Sophie - Congrats on your savings!!! GREAT Publix trip. Thanks for sharing. :)

Which Publix store was it? Just curious! Sounds like a really nice manager. =)

April 25, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks Meagan,
its the one on old st Augustine road in mandarin
very nice all around store atmosphere :)

April 25, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

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