Ok, I was bad and didn't do a Saturday Savings post last week. But, I didn't get back from my shopping trip until kinda late and I also bought more then normal because we had visitors so I didn't want to post about it. I didn't do very well last week, although still better then I would have done if I hadn't started paying attention to sales, coupons, etc. One thing I did find success at was CVS, where I bought 2 Colgate toothpastes, deodorant and a package of Twizzlers for $.11! That was exciting. :)
Ok, on to this week. I went to CVS first...not expecting to find much in way of deals because I hadn't seen anything in the paper this week that seemed good. I looked for one item that was supposed to have a peelie on it, and when I found it, no peelie. So, I left. I'm hoping next week will bring some better deals. I have over $22 in ECBs to use! :)
My next stop was Walmart, where I bought this:
for a grand total of $4.62! Had I not bought the $3.48 water, it would have been only a about a dollar. I saved $6.72! Now, if only in the future I can find coupons for Aquafina water...every week I pay more then I want to for it...
My last stop was Kroger. I bought this:
for $45.17. And I saved $39.04! I was quite excited to have saved so much because I was not impressed with Krogers deals this week. Nor have I been happy that there have been like zero coupons in the last 2 Sunday papers. I'm crossing my fingers for some better deals next week. However, I still felt like I did relatively well with my purchases...I even bought a few treats for the dogs (had B1G1 coupons and two $1 off coupons) that I wouldn't normally buy.
I think this week's shopping trip was very successful. I spent $49.79 total on all my groceries for the week (under $50!!! Think I can keep that up?) and saved $45.76. Saved almost as much as I spent again!
I have decided on a grocery budget of $300 for the month. I would eventually like to cut it to $200, but I would like to give myself a little time to work that low since I am still new to the couponing and bargaining and used to spend over $400 a month. I don't want to set myself up to fail!
Hope your shopping trips are a success!