Thursday, April 30, 2009

What happens when you need EVERTHING?!

Well, it took some work, but I was able to get all our "big" ticket items and still save pretty much 50% on our grocery total! YAY!
I was dreading the shopping this week. We needed pull-ups, paper towels, laundry detergent, and garbage bags. Those four things alone would usually DO US IN for our groceries for the week! ha ha! BUT, I utilized my coupons and shopped at Walmart which usually has the best non-sale prices on those things. I was able to save $3 on the pull-ups, $1 on the garbage bags, and .50 on the laundry detergent. I am trying a new brand because it is to get it for $2 at Walmart. It is called Sunburst. THEN I get to Kroger and see that they have started that brand this week so it is on special. They had it for $1.88 and they would have doubled my .50 coupon so I could have gotten in there for 88 cents! ARGH!
Oh well.
I already had shopped at Publix this week, spending $4.88 and saving $7.75. I got a bottle of Northland pomegranate blueberry juice, 2 boxes of Orville Popcorn and a loaf of Earthgrains bread. Not too bad.

On to Kroger. I spent $83.94 and SAVED $72.13. That is 47% according to the receipt.
Combing all my shopping from Publix, Walmart, and Kroger I spent about $92. I saved $84.38.
That is pretty encouraging. I was afraid I was going to have to totally blow the budget, but I didn't! And we are set for a few weeks on our major staples... now just for the super savings in the next couple of weeks!



Andy's Bethy said...

Sounds like fun. Thanks for passing along the Rite Aid deals to me... I took advantage of them. I may have to do one of your "picture, total, new total" blogs about it, because it was fabulous!
Remind me to tell you what Mary said about grocery shopping next time I see you. You will laugh your head off. Trust me!

christinaduke said...

Carrie, Just to let you know...If you are ever in our area...there is a bread store on North Broad st. that runs specials on Monday (their dollar day). We can usually get french bread, sourdough, english muffins, bagels, specialty breads and regular loaf bread for .50 to 1.00 a loaf. We have a deep freezer we store it in. Jerry has been going each Monday while he is in town and usually spends between $6-10, but comes home with bags of bread!