Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip---Savings $63.50

I had my shopping intentions set of doing some stockpiling this week, but I got stopped in my tracks by my hubby.  He looked at the freezer and the pantry shelves and exclaimed that they were too full!  I don't have any pics to show you but it is safe to say that they are no where near as full as what they were almost a year ago!!  I am doing alot better with restraining myself, however, he thinks that we need to pull back more in how much we keep on our shelves.   So it is back to finding a happy medium in what is acceptable levels of a stockpile. 

So this week, despite the fact that there was some great deals, I refrained from getting the majority of them!  I still went shopping but had a bit of a different focus--getting items that we needed and not worrying about adding to our stockpile. The only coupon I used was for my hubby's new insoles for his work shoes.  So as you can see from my savings total, I shopped the sales this week for my savings. 

Here is a breakdown of my trip..  

Family Fare(1st trip):
  • 2 Snickers bars $1.00
  • 8 boxes 8ct Poptarts $14.00
Total: $17.22
Total OOP: $15.00
Total Savings: $2.22

Family Fare(2nd trip):
  • 10.98lbs whole chicken $8.46 (2 wholes @ 77¢/lb!)
  • 3 bags Fritos chips $7.00
  • 1 head lettuce $1.29
  • 1# California strawberries $1.88
  • 1 bag 61-70ct shrimp $4.99
  • 3 cans tuna $2.00
  • 4-64oz Indian Summer apple juice $7.00 (used a raincheck!)
Total: $52.35
Total OOP: $32.62
Total Savings $23.49

  • Dr. Scholls insoles $8.99
  • shoe laces $1.59
  • 2 bottles Meijer multi vitamin $12.99
  • 2 bottles Meijer kids multi vitamin $16.94
  • 6 candy bars $2.22
  • 6 Reeses cup eggs $2.04
  • 4 boxes Capri Sun $7.56
Total: $90.87
Total OOP: $53.08
Total Savings: $37.79 (Meijer Promotions $4.26; Non-cpn savings: $31.53; cpn savings: $2.00)

Grand Total: $164.20
Grand Total OOP: $100.70
Grand Savings Total: $63.50

1 comment:

The Happy Housewife said...

I just did my bulk shopping for the month. Our pantry was bare before I left! Now it is stocked! I hope it lasts all month, it seems like every week my kids appetites grow!