December 11, 2010

What I Saved at the Stores this Week | Week 49 of 2010

I share my weekly savings with the hopes that you might be inspired; this weekly post also serves as a means of keeping me on track with my budget goals.  Thank for stopping in to check it out!


I made it out to Kroger a couple of times this week to take advantage of the last week of the Mega Event sale; there were several items that were great stockpile opportunities for me.  And right now (Fri 12/10-Sun 12/12), Kroger is also running a 3-Day Breakfast Sale with Kellogg's Mini-Wheats (and a few other varieties) on sale 50% off.  With this extra sale, I was able to stockpile some of our fave cereal this week, too.

I overall made a few trips this week to Kroger & Aldi; after having a lean week, shopping-wise, on the heels of a holiday shopping week for Thanksgiving, we needed a bunch of "regular" stuff.  ;-)

Here's what I bought this week:

Aldi, 12/06

Spent: $32.42
Saved: $0.00

Kroger, 12/07

Spent: $39.44
Saved: $84.83 (68%) 
(You can see the deals I found and the coupons I used
in my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post right here.)

Aldi 12/08
No picture; my youngest is on a cheese kick.  I needed more
cheese slices for him to snack on so we made a quick "Cheese Run."  ;-)

Spent: $3.98
Saved: $0.00

Kroger, 12/10
(3 Day Breakfast Sale!)

Spent: $9.83
Saved: $9.16 (48%)

Kroger 12/10
(I had forgotten my Mega Event coupons on my first run through Kroger so I made a second trip after lunch & recess duty to grab the last of the Mega Event deals I wanted to stockpile.)

Spent: $23.62
Saved: $37.36 (62%)
Weekly Totals:

Spent: $109.29
Saved: $131.35 (54%)

I'm over budget this week (I aim for $80 per week/$320 per month); however, last week, I was way under budget and spent only $27.48.  If I average this week with last week, I still come under budget for the two week period which is good enough for me during this busy season of the year.  ;-)

I was also able to stockpile some great deals at Kroger by matching the coupons to the Mega Event sale & the Breakfast sale, items like the Healthy Choice meals for $0.89 - $1.18 ea (easy lunches for my hubs at work), dog food for FREE - $2.49 ea (big savings on that item which I actually have a separate budget category/$$), Mini-Wheats for $1.14 ea  (my kiddos fave cereal), and cookie mixes for $0.29 ea ('tis the season for sharing sugary treats!).  Saving on those items now will save me money in the future when I can merely "shop my pantry" when I need them. 

As I always say, anyone can save like I do.  Heck, you could even save more than I do if you are motivated to spend more time than I do on planning and executing your shopping trips.  All it takes is a little time, a little planning, and the deep-seated desire to do more with less.

If you're a new frugal mom or are just new to this whole couponing gig, feel free to read through the posts linked below to help you get started.

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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