Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekly Shopping Trip---Savings $74.89 plus!

Except for Thursday, I was in a grocery store every day this week shopping for groceries! I guess you could say that I made up for not spending or doing much in  grocery shopping last week. I am not sure how I managed to be in the stores every day but I was there getting something either for dinner that night or deals that needed to be gotten or we were out of something that was needed that I forgot about the day before.  It didn't help that I made my menu plans and then had my hubby say that what I had planned would be better done on a different day. It didn't help that I forgot to take meat out of the freezer to thaw in advance. It didn't help that I forgot to print coupons before going to the store so I either went ahead and made the purchase without the coupons or got the item on another trip. It didn't help that my parents' cupboards were getting bare and they asked me to do shopping for them. I am sure I could give more excuses but the bottom line is going to the grocery store every day did nothing for my budget!

At any rate, here is what I purchased this week:

Save A Lot: (2 trips)
  • 2 cans beef broth $1.26
  • 9 cans cream of chicken soup $5.31
  • 4 pks cream cheese $2.00
  • 1 bottle Worchestershire sauce $1.49
  • 2.14 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $4.02 
Total OOP: $14.08
Total Savings: lots with shopping here!

Meijer: (2 trips)

  • 4 pints Snickers icecream $4.00
  • 8lbs boneless/skinless chicken tenders $15.98
  • 2.33 lbs bananas $1.14
  • 1 box Planters granola bars $2.50
  • 2 dozen eggs $2.83
  • 18 oz. deli smoked turkey breast $4.00
  • 3 boxes fruit snacks $3.55
  • 1 jar applesauce $1.79
  • 2 bags Cheetos $3.38
  • 2 gallons milk $3.54
  • 1 cantaloupe $1.50
  • 1 bag breaded chicken nuggets $2.99
  • 3 boxes Nature Valley granola bars $4.58
  • 2 pkgs ready to bake cookie dough $4.00
  • 1 bag chicken cordon bleu $4.69
  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker muffin mix $2.84
  • 6 Totinos Party pizzas $6.50
  • 1 bottle Ranch dressing $2.50
  • 3-12pks 7 up Products $10.10 (with bottle deposit)
  • 1 bottle Act mouthwash $2.50
  • 1 pair water beach shoes $7.99
Total OOP(with 6% sales tax on non-food items): $88.54
Total Savings: $46.89
Total without sales & coupons: $135.43

Aunt Millie's Bakery Outlet: 
  • 1 pkg 12 ct dinner rolls 49¢
  • 2 bags mini donuts 98¢
  • 2 loaves Texas Toast $4.18
  • 3 loaves Butter Top sandwich bread $2.67
  • 3 loaves Multi-Grain sandwich bread $2.67
  • 3 pkgs 8 ct hamburger buns $2.07
  • 1 pkg 8 ct hot dog buns 69¢
Total OOP: $13.75
Total Savings: $28.00
Total without outlet store prices: $41.75

Grand Total OOP: $116.37
Grand Total Savings: $74.89 plus shopping at Save A Lot!
Grand Total without sales & coupons: $191.26 plus not shopping at Save A Lot!

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2 comments:

FrugalFreeLoader said...

$191 worth of stuff for $74 is great! I like your lyrics of encouragement! That is so neat!

Donna said...

Save a lot is offering a printable certificate for 5off$25, and more if you sign up others. Should be on their site, I got an email about it. Just thought you'd like to know! ;-)