March 15, 2009

Saturday Savings Roundup: March 9-15

I'm linking up late -- oh, so very late -- to the mega-savings weekly linkup over at Money Saving Mom; go visit Super Savings Saturday and skim the links for new blogs to follow!

Well, it's Sunday now, not Saturday, but I wanted to share my weekly savings with you (and note them for myself) nonetheless; here goes!

Weekly Totals, March 9-15

My big Kroger trip:




Spent: $63.24
Saved: $71.60, or 53%


If you didn't get a chance to visit the links on my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post, give them a looksee; there are some seriously savvy Kroger shoppers out there reporting their deals. Go check out their blogs to help you better maximize your savings when you go Krogering!

I also swung through Kroger two (!) extra times this week; sheesh, I'm bad. I picked up groceries for my new weekly feature, Double Duty Dinners (I cooked {2} freezer dinners for less than $5 each; go read my Double Duty Dinners post to see how I did it).

The cost of those groceries: $8.95. And I made a quick post-school stop for a little treat for my kiddos (donuts from the bakery - yum); cost for that trip: $2.80.

Total Kroger Spending: $74.99

I spent a few bucks somewhere besides Kroger this week...look what I found in my mailbox:



Oh yes, the day finally came; we have a brand-spanking new Target just a short hop down the road from me. I had a hunch that there would be a nice fat envelope of coupons to entice us locals into the store for the grand opening and I wasn't disappointed.

Here's what I got last week at Target:



Spent: $22.77
Saved: $17.46, or 43%


I did well enough but I'm sure I could have come in a bit lower if I'd been paying more attention to doing math in my head rather than walking around all ga-ga at seeing the new store; it's nice. Even the carts are nice; I like little details like that.

Our new Target isn't a Super Target so it has zero produce; I'll keep an eye on the deals and coupons and I'm sure I'll pop in there once or twice a month to grab the best ones. Other than that, I'm sure I'll still be spending the majority of my grocery dollars at Kroger (I love you, Big K -- really; Target meant nothing to me!).

Weekly Totals


Spent: $97.76
Saved: $89.06, or 47%


I'm over my budget of $90/week again; however, I spent $8.95 on groceries to prepare and cook {2) freezer meals that we'll be having for dinner this week, meaning I've got less planning to do for my weekly menu. And the 10 Item Mega Event is still a-rockin' and a-rollin' at Kroger this week; I'm hoping that some serious couponing will bring me in at or under my $360 budget challenge for the month.

We'll see... ;-)

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks to your handy matchup print out, I got amazing savings during the 10 item mega event last week. I just had to share that I got:

    3 boxes Fiber One bars
    2 pkgs of Sargento cheese
    2 Colgate toothbrushes
    2 pkgs Quaker Quakes
    1 box Betty Crocker potatoes

    for a grand total of $3.69 or 87%savings! Woo hoo! Thanks again!

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  2. Anon: That's GREAT!!

    I''m glad you found the printable matchup to be handy -- my hope is that my readers will print it and take it with them to the store or use it to sort their coupons.

    I'm glad it worked well for you!!

    ;-)

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  3. It works great--and I made my own notes on the side and was completely organized. Thank you for getting me away from Wal-Mart and back to Kroger! Your site absolutely has the best Kroger info out there.....your hard work is appreciated! Mindy in So. Indiana

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  4. Mindy in So. Indiana: Thank you so much!

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