February 20, 2010

What I Saved at the Stores {Week 7 of 2010}

Each Saturday, I detail what I spent and saved at the stores; this weekly post is my way of keeping myself on track for my weekly budget goals in 2010.

I hope that by sharing what I saved, you'll be inspired to keep couponing week in and week out.  Over time, your stockpile of high-use items for your family will grow and your total weekly bill will keep coming down, down, down!

What I Saved at the Stores: Week 7 (Feb 15-21)

Aldi (2/14 - before the BIG snow!)

{No picture; I bought 1 gal milk, 1 box cereal, 2 bunches of bananas, 2 bags of rolls,
1 bag of chips, 1 can of frozen OJ concentrate)

Spent: $8.16
Saved: $0.00

Kroger (2/16)

Spent: $70.15
Saved: $90.81 (56%)
Earned: $4.00 catalina on Pillsbury Biscuits
Waiting: $4.00 catalina on Purex (I contacted Catalina Marketing
 by email and they've been very helpful.)
For the full breakdown of the deals I found and the coupons I used,
read my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post.

That's it! There were good deals to be found at CVS and Target this week as well, but I was far too busy dealing with the latest snowfall here in my corner of Ohio to grab them. And that's just fine! One thing I've learned after almost two years of strategic couponing is that the next great deal is just a week or two away. ;-)


Weekly Totals
Saved: $90.81 (54%)

My weekly goal for my grocery/household budget is $80/week. I'm right on track for the month. After the last two back-to-back sales at Kroger, I'm stockpiled on several essentials. I'll need some goodies this week, I'm sure, but I'm hoping to come under my monthly budget in February.

If you're new to the fabulous world of keeping more of your hard earned money in your pockets by strategic couponing and drugstore shopping, I encourage you to read these posts to help you get started.

Couponing Crash Course

How to Save BIG at CVS

How to Save BIG at Walgreens

You can save like this, too!  In fact, I know you can do this; if you're surfing the web reading this site and others like it, you can learn all you need to know. 

If you have any questions, please ask in a comment!  I love to share what I know about couponing and saving money with you -- it's why I write this site.  ;-)

Did you save big this week at the stores? Be sure to link your post up over at Money Saving Mom's weekly linkup, Super Savings Saturday.

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