Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weekly shopping---saved $69.84

I went shopping today! I would have been way under $100 if I hadn't decided to purchase 6 packages of markdown meat at Family Fare! I think it is becoming a weakness of mine in my shopping habits of getting markdown meat! However, my family is a strong meats and potatoes family so I guess if I am getting decent deals on the meat I can't complain too much.

I spent an hour and shopped 2 stores today. The prices reflect the amounts off with the coupons(if there was any). You can go check out the deals with the coupons links.

First stop, Meijer....

  • 2(10.74lbs) Whole Chickens $7.57($3.79 each)
  • 4.87lbs pork loin $9.20
  • 2 boxes Ore Ida Extra Crispy Fries $2.00
  • 3 frozen Welch's Juices $3.00
  • 3 pks Aunt Millies buns $3.00
  • 2 pks Aunt Millies English Muffins $2.00
  • 2 Meijer Sour Cream $1.58(79 cents each)
  • 3 gallons Milk $8.31($2.77/gallon)
  • 2 bags potato chips $3.79($1.90/bag)
  • 4 boxes poptarts $5.34($1.34/box)
  • 3-64oz Juicy Juice $4.75($1.58/bottle)
  • 3 boxes General Mills Cereal $5.18($1.73/box)
  • 2 boxes Tyson Anytizers $3.00 ($1.50/box)

Total after coupons $58.74
Total Savings $43.70 (with non coupon savings $35.40, coupon savings $8.30)

***I was going to get some Warm Delights and Brownie Mix BUT they were out of stock! I did remember to get a raincheck though so I will have those deals on another week! I also see looking over my receipt that I should have gotten ONE MORE 10 for $10 get 11th free item because I have 10 things!!! UGH! I hate it when I just follow my list and not pay closer attention. I guess too I can chalk it up to the fact that they are remodelling the inside of the Meijer store that I shop at so finding things is a bit tricky these days(how things were last week is NOT how they are this week)!!!! UGH!

Next stop, Family Fare.....

  • 4.57lbs ground round $10.60
  • 2.94lbs ground chuch $5.12
  • 1.34lbs bottom round steaks $3.09
  • 1.54lbs beef stew meat $3.01
  • 1.65lbs chicken drumsticks $1.65
  • 2 mini loaves garlic bread $2.00
  • 3 lbs stick margarine $1.95(65 cents/each)
  • 3 pkgs Cordon Bleu $3.00
  • 14 containers yogurt $7.00(50 cents/each)
  • 2 tubes 5 ct. cinnamon rolls $2.00
  • 3 tubes 5ct. biscuits $2.70 (90 cents/each)
  • 1 can chow mein noodles $1.16
  • 3lbs red potatoes $2.00
  • 2 boxes Post cereal $3.54 ($1.77/each)
  • 2-18ct Eggs $3.00

Total after coupons $49.82
Total saved $26.14

Grand Total:$174.40
Grand OOP Total: $108.56
Grand Savings Total: $69.84

To see more savings from this week's deals....head over to Super Savings Saturday at MoneySavingMom


Carrie said...

Markdown meat is NOT a weakness!! " )

I buy as much markdown meat (as long as it isn't funky looking haha) as I can get my hands on! I freeze nearly all our meat anyway, so it isn't a big deal to me that it needs to be frozen right away.

We only have a small standup freezer, but that thing is packed to the gills! I don't have a big household (me, hubbs, and bebe), so I don't need a large freezer.

There are lots of weeks where I don't buy any meat at all!!

Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said...

Hubby got 5 packs of Aunt Millie's english muffins, they are his favorite!!

When I make my grocery list, I list the 10/$10, 11th free items seperately and then as I shop I keep a tally of how many 10/$10 items I've bought. Because usually they are out of one or two things and I just readjust my amounts to get the 11th item free.

mommaof4 said...

Great job! Ya know I do the same thing with the meat. Even if its not on the list I still swing by to see if there is any marked down. I just can't help myself. LOL

Have a blessed day!

The Nest Egg said...

I always enjoy reading your weekly grocery shopping trips. You do such an awesome job!

Have a nice day! :)