Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $74.25

It definitely has been an interesting week!  I actually worked at staying home more rather than going out shopping!  I decided to actually wait until payday to do my shopping. I also prayed before shopping that I would still be able to take advantage of some of the great deals at the store despite not going early in the week and for clarity in knowing if I was getting the item because of the great deal or just to spend money needlessly.

I am doing an eat out of the pantry challenge for the month of May. However, I am still doing my weekly shopping just limiting the amount I am spending to $100 each week for my family of seven! So far, the last two weeks I have come under the $100 mark with change to spare! I need to update my freezer and pantry checklist from shopping based on my mental calculations I should be able to feed my family with what I have on hand through the end of the month.  

I also made my monthly Sam's run this week and ended up spending more than I usually do each month. However, we are doing a mini vacation in the next couple of weeks and also have come into a very busy time of year so I got some "on the go" ready snacks.  I know that I could bake my own ready to go snacks but these days are just not accomodating to spending extra time in the kitchen baking snacks. 

Here is a breakdown of what I purchased:(sorry no pics!)

Family Fare:
  • 4 boxes breaded chicken nuggets $9.96
  • 9lbs potatoes $2.97
  • 1 pkg flour tortillas 99¢
  • 2 jars Jif peanut butter $3.38
  • 10 cups yogurt $4.60
  • 1.16lbs summer squash $1.15
Total OOP: $18.42
Total Savings: $10.51
Total without sales & coupons: $28.93

Big Top Market:
  • 4.60 lbs ground beef $8.70
  • 3 bottles(64oz) juice $5.00
  • 4lbs margarine sticks $2.76
Total OOP: $16.46
Total Savings: $4.56
Total without sales & coupons: $21.02

Save A Lot(SAL): 
  • 8 cans cream of chicken soup $4.72
  • 2 jars pizza sauce $1.98
Total OOP: $6.70

Meijer:
  • 8.07 lbs bananas $2.26
  • 2 gallons milk $3.96
  • 2 boxes Nabisco snack crackers $3.00
  • 1 1/2 lbs cheese $3.00
  • 2 gallons Hawaiian Punch $3.38
  • 2 bags Doritos $3.99
  • 1 cantaloupe $2.00
  • 1 bottle Miracle Whip FREE
  • 2 boxes Ziploc bags $2.00
  • 3 jars applesauce $5.00
  • 1 box Ritz crackers 50¢
  • 2 boxes Ritz Bits $3.00
  • 1 box Nabisco 100 cal snacks 50¢
  • 1 box Oreo fun stix $2.50
  • 1 pkg swiss cheese $1.00
  • 1 box Corn Pops 80¢
  • 1 box Froot Loops 80¢
  • 4 Tombstone Pizzas $11.32($2.83 each)
  • 1 bottle St Ives body wash $1.50
Total OOP: $53.93
Total Savings: $59.18
Total without sales and coupons: $113.11

Grand Total OOP: $95.51
Grand Total Savings: $74.25 plus shopping at SAL
Grand Total without sales and coupons: $169.76

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3 comments:

Mommy Saves ALOT!!! said...

Wow, all that stuff for that price?! You should teach a class..lol!

My Home of Five said...

Wow! I wished we had a Meijer around here!

Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

Great deals ! You need to post your favorite shopping tips.
Claudia at Claudia’s Irish Eyes
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