March 27, 2010

What I Saved at the Stores | Week 12 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 12 (March 22-28)

Kroger (03/22)

Spent: $32.72
Saved: $110.53 (77%)

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 (03/22)
(Eggs were still $0.59/doz and milk was still $1.29/gal! WOOT!)

Spent: $23.48
Saved: $0.00

Walgreens (03/25)
(Great RR deal this month on Kotex/Cottonelle products!)

Spent: $7.75 oop + $3.00 RRs
Saved: $8.00 (51%)
Earned: $5.00 RRs

Aldi (3/26)
(Needed a few things for the weekend; no picture.)

Spent: $12.27
Saved: $0.00


Weekly Totals

Saved: $118.53 (61%)

My weekly goal for my grocery/household budget is $80/week. I'm pleased that during the past four weeks, I've come in just about on budget.  I've spent $322.27, about $2 above my target budget.  I've saved $436.16 which is 58% of my total grocery/household/dog food bill for the month.

Since the March to Savings promotion that started Monday, 3/15, at Kroger ends on Sunday, 3/28, I'll likely spend a portion of next week's budget on grabbing a few last stockpile deals before the sale is over.  Looking at next week's sale at Kroger, there are lots of good matchups (see some here) as well so I'll still make my usual Monday morning trip for the weekly deals. 

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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