Saturday, June 13, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $62.74

This week was an interesting week of shopping in two different ways! First, there was several items that I had to get rainchecks for because they were out of stock when I did my shopping. Secondly, I managed to save $62.74 without using even ONE coupon! I had coupons to use but those were for those items that were out of stock. I also had coupons for a few other sale items but decided to use some self-control and decided not to purchase the items this week because we had something similiar already stacked on the pantry shelves at home.

Over the last couple of months, I have been trying to stick to a $100 weekly budget for everything that I need to run the household(food, cleaners, etc.) and this week I ended up only $7.18 over $100!! I am sooo excited that I have been able to knock my weekly total down to around the $100 mark rather than $150-$160 mark!

So without further ado, here is a breakdown of the purchases I made this week:

Family Fare(1st trip):
  • 2 gallons milk $5.98
  • 2 bottles apple juice $3.34
Total OOP: $9.32
Total Savings: $1.04
Total without sales and coupons: $10.36

Family Fare(2nd trip):
  • 3 bags chips: $7.00
  • 4 boxes mac & cheese $2.40
  • 9lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts & tenders $14.94
  • 2 lbs stick margarine $1.50
  • 2-56oz containers ice cream $3.94
  • 2 pkgs. smoky links $4.00
  • 1 lb deli turkey breast $3.08
  • 2 dozen eggs $1.96
  • 1/2 gallon buttermilk $2.59
  • 5 Faygo 2 liters $3.95(with deposit)
  • 1 head lettuce 69¢
  • 1.21lbs zucchini/yellow squash $1.20
  • 3 lbs bananas $1.77
  • 1.85lbs cherries $3.68
Total OOP: $52.70
Total Savings: $42.61
Total without sales & coupons: $95.31

Meijer:
  • 11.74lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $23.34
  • 5 pkgs brown & serve sausage $5.00
  • 2 gallons milk $3.96
  • 10 lbs potatoes $3.69
  • 2 lbs shredded hashbrowns $4.67
  • 1 family pack bag chicken nuggets $4.50
Total OOP: $45.16
Total Savings: $19.09
Total without sales & coupons: $64.25

Grand Total OOP: $107.18
Grand Total Savings: $62.74
Grand Total without sales & coupons: $169.92

1 comment:

~Sara said...

That is awesome that you have been able to get your grocery budget down so much. Isn't that such a great feeling?

Great job!