Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $91.99

This past week was a payday week so I took the time to work the sales and deals at the grocery stores along with making my monthly bulk shopping trip to Sam's

I learned an important lesson this week...Do NOT go through the "fastlane"/self check-outs at Meijer IF you have LOTS of coupons!!!  Because the computer will holler at you along with the cashier for using too many coupons!  I am not sure if it was more due to the cashier's attitude or if it really was the computer that had the problem with the 18 coupons that I had to use on my one order!  Also, while the cashier is sitting there taking your coupons off your order in those self check-outs make sure that you are looking over her shoulder rather than bagging your groceries!!  I am pretty sure after going over my receipt that she actually missed a coupon!  At any rate, I am beginning to think that I need to shop at another Meijer store!

Meijer had a great deals this week, you can read about the deals here!  They had many items in their buy 10 for $10 get 11th item free sale that were great for stocking up on my empty pantry shelves. 

Here is the breakdown of my Meijer shopping...
  • 4 boxes Jiffy muffin mix $2.88
  • 1 family pack bag Tyson chicken nuggets $4.99
  • 3 boxes Toaster Strudel $4.59
  • 2-64oz bottles Juicy Juice $5.38
  • 2 bags potato chips $3.98
  • 2 containers Dean's Icecream $4.48
  • 2 family pack bags Meijer chicken nuggets $5.48
  • 1 box Fruit Stackerz $1.12
  • 1 jar salsa 70¢
  • 2-64oz Tropicana OJ $4.00
  • 4-12pks Pepsi products $14.80(with deposit)
  • 5 Warm Delights $2.95
  • 4 boxes fruit snacks $4.00
  • 2-64oz Minute Maid Lemonade $1.00
  • 2 tubs margarine $2.00
  • 4 jars applesauce $4.00
  • 3 boxes B&S sausage $3.00
  • 4 loaves bread $2.00(two loaves free--one with sale and one via catalina cpn)
  • 8 boxes pizza rolls $5.40
  • 2 tubs sour cream $2.00
Minus another $2.00 off shopping order Catalina cpn

Total OOP: $76.75
Total Savings: $75.07(Meijer promotions=$9.34; non-cpn savings=$56.93; cpn savings=$8.80)
Grand Total: $151.82

I also went shopping at Family Fare this week to pick up a few of their weekly deals along with getting my WIC for the week.   Their fresh produce always looks better than Meijer's as well so I get most of the fresh items there!

Here is the breakdown from there...
  • 1lb strawberries $1.68 
  • 2 oranges 58¢
  • 2.97lbs apples $2.94
  • 4 dz. eggs $3.96
  • 1 gallon milk $2.50
  • .47lbs Sirloin tip breakfast steak $1.71(markdown meat!)
  • 1.62lbs Center cut Thin Pork Chops $3.48(markdown meat!)
  • 2.36lbs beef cube steak $6.58
  • 6.13lbs ground chuck $11.58
Total OOP: $37.26
Total Savings: $16.92
Grand Total: $54.18

So my weekly totals for this week are: 

Grand Total OOP: $114.01
Grand Total Savings: $91.99
Grand Total: $206.00

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