October 16, 2010

What I Saved at the Stores {Week 37 of 2010}

Well...I sure have fallen off the wagon when it comes to posting my weekly savings! {blush}

After digging through my archives to see when I had last posted about my weekly deals, I realized the last Saturday I did this we were at the end of Week 24 of 2010.

Um....it's the end of Week 37 of 2010!

So, what happened to those 13 weeks in between?

{Summer with 3 kids followed by the back-to-school frenzy.}

Was I still saving with my piles o' coupons?

{Oh, heck yeah!}

I just fell off the blogging wagon for a bit and you know what?

That's ok.

If your blog isn't paying the bills (and I mean big bills, like putting a roof over your kids head and food on the table ... and mine isn't), then it's more of a hobby/passion than a business/job meaning it's perfectly ok to step away for a while if/when you need the time/space.

And this summer and early fall, time and space is exactly what I needed. I feel refreshed and rejuvenated and inspired again;  this post by Amy who has inspired so many bloggers had a lot to do with shifting my perspective {thanks again, Amy}.

So, with all that being said, here's my savings for Week 37 of 2010. 

(No picture; grabbed a couple of loose apples as well as the FREE Gain Liquid Dishwashing Soap
while I was there picking up supplies for my Girl Scout troop.)

Spent: $2.44
Saved: $2.00 (44%)

(Get the full details on the coupons I used here in my Let's Go Krogering! post.)

Trip #1

Spent: $49.16
Saved: $63.56 (56%)

Trip #2

Spent: $1.89
Saved: $5.18 (73%)

(Carving pumpkins for $1.99 each - DEAL!)

Spent: $31.21
Saved: $0.00


Weekly Totals

Spent: $84.80
Saved: $70.74 (45%)

My weekly goal for my grocery/household budget is $80/week. I'm a bit over this week but I was under last week (spent $70) so it averages out just fine. ;-)

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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