Saturday, January 24, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $123.78

I didn't feel like shopping this week, but since hubby was paid last Thursday(15th) I knew I needed to get some food into the house to last us until the end of the month. I also had to make my monthly Sam's run! I ended up doing my shopping on two different days and I struck gold in the meat markdown department!!   Speaking of meat markdowns, I found a beef top round roast at Meijer on markdown along with getting a pork loin that was on sale and when I was figuring out my savings total for the week I realized that the savings for getting those two meats was not in the savings total at the top of my receipt!  Yes, I was anal and figured out how they came up with my "non-coupon savings" and found that $28.33 that I saved with my meat was not in that total! So I have to remember that when I get meat from Meijer to write down the meat savings and add it to my savings total at the top of my receipt.  

Here is the breakdown of trips...

1st stop Save A Lot...
  • 1 bottle Worchestershire sauce 99¢
  • 8 cans cream of chicken soup $3.92
  • 2 cans beef broth 98¢
  • 1 head of lettuce 99¢
Total: $6.88
Savings Total: priceless! 

2nd stop Family Fare(I made two different trips to Family Fare this week!)

1st transaction:
  • 2 pkgs tortilla shells $2.00
  • 2.38lbs bananas $1.40
  • 10.79lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $21.46
  • 2.23lbs red grapes $2.21
  • 4 dozen eggs $3.96
  • 9.25lb turkey breast $9.16
  • 1.10lbs ground round $2.23
  • .64lbs eye of round breakfast steaks $1.99
  • 1.83lb Top sirloin roast $4.38
  • 1.24lbs beef strips $3.70
Total: $105.57
Total OOP: $52.49
Total Savings: $53.08

2nd transaction:
  • 4 dozen eggs $3.96
  • 2.75lbs pork loin chops $9.61
  • 9.47lbs ground chuck $19.82
Total: $48.01
Total OOP: $33.39
Total Savings: $14.62

3rd Stop Meijer...
  • 5.41lbs whole porkloin $9.68
  • 3.78lbs boneless top round roast $11.30
  • 20lbs potatoes $5.98
  • 2 canisters oatmeal $1.80 (90¢ each)
  • 2 gallons milk $5.00
  • 2 pkgs smoky links $5.00
  • 1 pkg. Johnsonville links $1.95
  • 2 boxes instant oatmeal $3.15 ($1.58 each)
  • 1 box high fiber instant oatmeal $1.25
  • 2 boxes Life cereal $3.00
  • 2 boxes Cap 'n Crunch $3.00
  • 4 boxes 12ct poptarts $7.00 ($1.75 each)
Total: $117.19
Total OOP: $61.11
Total Savings: $56.08(Meijer promotions $2.00; non-coupon savings $27.65; coupon savings $8.10; meat savings $18.33)

GRAND TOTAL: $227.65
GRAND TOTAL OOP(out of pocket): $153.87

As you can see I saved alot without relying heavily on coupons for the savings but rather markdowns and sales.  I will be working out my menus for the next couple of weeks to use what I have on hand now from the shopping so my "need list" for shopping will be very short!  I should just need milk and hopefully that will be something that hubby can handle on his way home from work one day next week. 

For more savings stories head over to MoneySavingMom's Super Saturday Savings.


Stacy said...

You're How did you know I was worrying about my grocery bill? :D

Donna said...

You could start a business shopping for other people!