Saturday, January 16, 2010

Shopping Trip---Savings $225.06

One of my goals for 2010 is to only do major grocery shopping twice a month.  Since it was payday on Friday, I took the time to do my shopping for the rest of the month(except for a perishable item run-milk, eggs, produce) along with making my monthly Sam's run(watch for a post later!).  Whew! It was a lot of work to do all the shopping in one day but I did it!!  I prepared for my trip the day before by gathering all the coupons I would need and making my lists. It took me about 3 1/2 hours to do Meijer, Family Fare, Duthler's, Walgreens, 2 bread outlets and Sam's Club all by myself! Several of the stores were just a run in and grab a few things that were sale items as I went by the store.  You might think that with the list of stores that I went all over the town to do my shopping.  Such was not the case because four out of the seven places I went to on Friday are within 2 city blocks apart so I start at the furthest one and work my way back towards my house.

This week at Meijer the deals were actually half way decent with their 10 for $10 get 11th item free sale!  Even with it being the end of the week, I still was able to get everything that was on my list.  Oh! that was a great feeling because that meant not having to worry about getting rainchecks or working out a different scenario to get the items that I needed to buy.   I also was able to save more than I spent by almost $9.00!  And the best part of all, I have $8.00 to spend on my next shopping trip, which will be for milk and other perishables!!

Here is the breakdown of shopping trip:

Duthler's(my corner grocery store):
  • 2 bags Fritos $4.00
  • 2 bags Rold Gold pretzels $3.00
  • 8lbs potatoes $1.50
  • 5 bottles(64oz) Indian summer apple juice $8.45
Total OOP: $16.95
Total Savings: $11.75
Total without sales & coupons: $28.70

Walgreens:(2 transactions)
  • 4 gallons milk $7.96
  • 3 dozen eggs $2.97
Total OOP: $10.93
Total Savings: $4.10
Total without sales: $15.03

Butternut Bakery Outlet:
  • 2 boxes asst. donuts $4.15 (reg. price $3.99 each)
  • 2 boxes chocolate donettes $3.49 (reg. price $3.19 each)
  • 1-12 ct. pkg. plain donuts $1.00 (reg. price $3.99 each)
  • 1 box HoHos $1.00 (reg. price $3.99 each)
  • 1 box powdered donettes $1.00 (reg. price $3.19 each)
Total OOP: $10.64
Total Savings: $14.89
Total without going to the outlet: $25.53

Aunt Millie's Bakery Outlet:
  • 2 pkgs brown n serve rolls $1.00 (reg. price $1.89 each)
  • 1 pkg mini sub buns 79¢ (reg. price $2.99)
  • 6 -8ct. pkgs hamburger buns $3.00 (reg. price $1.99 each)
  • 2 pkgs bagels $1.98 (reg. price $3.59 each)
  • 2 loaves Texas Toast $4.18 (reg. price $2.99 each)
  • 2 loaves Koepplinger's sandwich bread $1.78 (reg. price $2.39 each)
  • 4 loaves Aunt Millie's sandwich bread $3.56 (reg. price $3.19 each)
Total OOP: $16.29
Total Savings: $33.12 
Total without going to the outlet: $49.41

Family Fare: 
  • 6 boxes instant oatmeal $6.67
  • 14 cups Yoplait yogurt $5.50
  • 3 boxes 8ct poptarts $5.97
  • 10 cans Freshlike veggies $5.45
  • 2 lbs bacon $6.00
  • 2.12 lbs beef stew meat $5.91
  • 5.03 lbs thin cut pork chops $12.53
Total OOP after using $5.90 bottle deposit refund: $42.23
Total Savings: $39.22
Total without sales, bottle deposit refund & coupons: $87.35

Meijer: 
  • 2ct gerber vinyl pants $2.79
  • 3 bags Halls cough drops $1.29
  • 2 bottles Chloraseptic spray $7.78
  • 2 containers sour cream $2.12
  • 2 dozen eggs $1.23
  • 1 box Nabisco variety pack teddy grahams $3.00
  • 1.72 lbs catfish fillets $6.86
  • 6 cans Grands biscuits $3.40
  • 6 Delmonte fruit cups $3.00
  • 1 bottle Sunny Delight $1.00
  • 2 Dole Salad Mixes FREE!!
  • 3.6 lbs carrots $3.00
  • 2 bottles A&W rootbeer 70¢(with bottle deposit)
  • 10lbs potatoes $2.00
  • 4 Betty Crocker Fruit Stackers & Mini Roll-ups $2.00
  • 4 boxes Betty Crocker Brownie Supreme Mix $3.16
  • 4 pkgs. Toaster strudel $2.96
  • 2 pkgs Johnsonville sausage links $5.35
  • 1 pkg. Lance snack crackers FREE
  • 1 box Ronzoni smart taste macaroni 25¢
  • 1 bag Meijer pretzel sticks $1.00
  • 8 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $15.98
  • 4 boxes Fiber One bars $4.00
  • 5lbs whole wheat flour $2.99
  • 5 Betty Crocker frosting $2.50
  • 4 Warm Delights $2.00
  • 5 boxes Ziploc bags $7.60
  • 4 Betty Crocker cookie mixes $4.00
  • 5 pkgs. Pillsbury ready to bake cookies $6.90
  • 6 boxes Nature Valley granola bars $12.20
Total OOP with sales tax: $113.08
Total Savings: $121.98 ($16.00-Meijer Promotions, $70.78-non-coupon savings; $35.20 coupon savings!)
Total without sales & coupons: $235.06

Grand Total OOP: $210.12
Grand Total Savings: $225.06
Grand Total without sales, bread outlets, & coupons: $435.18

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2 comments:

Lori.... said...

Nice! I am feeling pretty good when I hit two stores...Nice Job!

Jenny said...

Hi. Just going through some old comments and thought I'd stop by to say howdy. Hope to see you again. :D