March 20, 2010

What I Saved at the Stores | Week 11 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 that 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 11 (March 15-21)

Kroger (03/15)

Spent: $24.93
Saved: $75.91 (75%)

To see the full breakdown of the coupons I used and to read the links of what other bloggers saved at their Kroger this week, read my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post.

Aldi (03/15)
(Eggs were still $0.59/doz and milk was still $1.29/gal! WOOT!)

Spent: $20.14
Saved: $0.00

Save A Lot (3/15)
(Chicken was $3.88/3 lbs - deal!)

Spent: $7.07
Saved: $0.00

Target (3/17/10)
(We love Mini-Wheats!  I did have to buy the larger size
@ $3.54 but still a good deal for us.)

Spent: $13.12
Saved: $2.50 (19%)
Earned: $5.00 GC

Walgreens (3/16/10)
(FREE after coupons Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and
 FREE + overage toothpaste after coupon + RRs!)

Spent: $2.54 oop + $1.00 RR
Saved: $4.21 (67%)
Earned: $4.00 RRs


Weekly Totals

Saved: $82.62 (55%)

My weekly goal for my grocery/household budget is $80/week. With three weeks down for the month, I've spent $246.15, about $6 above my target budget.  I've saved $317.63 which is more than 50% of my total grocery/household/dog food bill for the month.

Since the March to Savings promotion that started Monday, 3/15, at Kroger continues this coming week, I'm confident I'll be on budget for the month.

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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