Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $86.80

I went to Meijer this week where they had a great sale going on. You can read about all the deals here.  Lately, Meijer is only accepting two internet coupons per product. For example, I wanted to buy 8-15 ct Totino's Pizza Rolls this week and I had 2-$1/2 internet coupons and 2-$1/1 internet coupons well they would not allow me to use all 4 of those coupons in ONE transaction, so I split up my transactions! Hence, I took the time to plan my trip in a very detailed manner because of the sale and having multiple internet coupons.  Doing the two transactions proved to be successful because I saved more than I spent for my weekly trip!

Here is the breakdown with the prices after sales and coupons...

1st transaction: 
  • 5.89lb whole fryer chicken $5.24
  • 10lbs red potatoes $5.00
  • 2 Warm Delights $1.50
  • 9  tubes Grands Biscuits $6.50(72¢ each)
  • 3 Brown & Serve Sausage links $2.00
  • 2 pkgs. English Muffins $2.00
  • 4 Totinos Pizza Rolls $1.60
  • 2 bags Steamers $2.00
  • 1 box(40 oz) Bisquick 99¢
  • 4 tubes Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $4.00
  • 2 tubes Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $2.00
  • 1 can Frosting 84¢
  • 2-6pk Yoplait Kids Yogurt $3.00
  • 2 -4pk Yo Plus Yogurt $2.00
  • 14 single serve yogurts $5.50 (39¢ each)
  • 2 boxes Toaster Strudel $3.00
Total: $101.03
Total OOP after using bottle deposit refunds: $42.47
Savings Total: $53.36 (promotions $2.00; non-coupon $37.46; coupons $13.90)


2nd transaction: 
  • 7 bags Steamers $5.50(79¢ each)
  • 4 boxes Totinos Pizza Rolls $1.00(1 free plus coupons)
  • 4 tubes Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $4.00 
  • 4 tubes Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $4.00
  • 2 boxes Toaster Strudel $2.00
Total: $43.94
Total OOP: $15.50
Savings Total: $28.44

GRAND TOTAL: $144.77
GRAND TOTAL OOP(out of pocket): $57.97
GRAND SAVINGS TOTAL: $86.80 (includes using the bottle deposit refunds)

3 comments:

Beverly said...

I enjoy reading your shopping lists but I have a question. I'm sure I'll feel silly once I see the answer, but what does OOP stand for?

Bev

Donna @ The Frugal Mom Blog said...

What a great deal on the Pillsbury Items, Now I want cinnamon buns!

Stacy said...

Great job! I am hoping I can get my savings back up to that much. Used to be able to, but got outta practice.