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Friday Finals 11/20

on 11.21.2009 at 12:12am

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I spent all day today thinking it wasn’t Friday.  This week went by so fast that I think it’s really maybe Wednesday.

We made two trips this week to Kroger and to Publix.  They weren’t big trips, just a few of the sale items I wanted.  Next week we don’t need much but I’m ready for Black Friday drugstore deals!!

Total before sales and coupons: $80.94
Total Spent: $41.57
Total Saved: $39.37 or 48.6%

All I bought was meat & milk.  7 lbs of Chicken, 12 lbs of Pork, 3 lbs of marked down Salmon.  It was a great meat sale to be able to buy things that have no coupons and still save that much!!  I did have $6 off your next trip coupons from a previous trip.

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $34.67
Total Spent: $ 14.56
Total Saved: $20.11 or 58%

Weekly Total:
Before Sales: $115.61
Spent: $56.13
Saved:  $59.48 or 51.4%

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.

    • Mina

      Wags last Saturday – finished stocking up on Kleenex; bought more First Aid supplies, makeup, cold & flu remedies. What I REALLY wanted was canned pumpkin, but I never found it in any of the Wags last week. They all said that they had gotten in several cases, but that it had been bought up immediately.

      Store value – $107
      OOP – $2.70
      Savings – $104.30
      Remaining RR – $33

      Bi-Lo – My favorite trip because it was all things that I had to buy, either now or soon. I bought our twenty something lb. turkey. I also reached my .20/gal off on gasoline. Didn’t bother w/the cereal deal because I’ve been giving cereal away left and right.

      1st trip – all Green Giant frozen veggies & the big cans of Margaret. Holmes canned greens. (Yes, I have a family of kiddos who were raised to love cooked leafy greens.)
      Before savings – $18.50
      OOP – $3.61
      Savings – $14.89

      Second trip
      Before savings – $74.49
      OOP – $25.56
      Savings – $48.93

      Pre-savings Total – $92.99
      Total savings – $63.82
      Total OOP – $29.17

      Publix- On the trip that I spent dollars I bought some things that I didn’t really want, and really didn’t need. They had an overstock and I bought it just to help move some of the product out. I didn’t even have q’s for items. Silly reason, but my way of doing a small good turn for the grocery manager, even though he’ll never know.

      Trip 1
      Value – $37
      Cost – $0
      Savings $37

      Trip #2
      Pre-Savings – $52.77
      OOP – $15.84
      Savings – $36.93

      Total Value – $79.77
      total OOP – – $15.84
      Total Savings – $63.93

      Kroger – Got RC’s for all the meat that I wanted from the 4 day sale. That works just as well for me because I’ve got such a good stock from summer sales and we can work on consuming more of that and creating more room. I bought batteries, eggs, and clearance bread, and used my OYNO’s from the Krusteaz. Purchases involved several transactions

      Total value – $129.38
      Total OOP – $11.28
      Total savings – $118.10 ~91%

      Total value – $409.14
      Total OOP – $58.99
      Total savings – $350.15 or 86%

      Additional purchases were 12 cans of veggies at Target for $2.40 and one head of celery at Aldi for .69.

      • Hi, Mina- Awesome job! I noticed you said you are giving away “cereal left and right…..” well, I am excited to say there will now be one more outlet for that, that will serve the community, called- “The Food Boutique” serving “those who are not used to needing help (but the economy has changed their lives).” Anyway, I will leave my email, hopefully that’s okay (!) but I cannot wait to tell people about it! Here it is- meredith@goodteamworks.com if you’d like to give away more cereal:)

    • Brandi

      I just made one trip to Publix this week, but it was a good week!!!

      Total before sales and coupons: 114.19
      OOP: 11.59
      Total savings: 102.60 or 89.8%

    • kelli

      Wow, it’s already Saturday! This week did go by fast… I did a few trips to CVS and one to Kroger.

      Kroger: I bought 8 packages of Nestle cookie dough, 10 pounds of potatoes, sour cream, bread, and ice cream. I’ve already sent the receipt in for the Real Simple $5 rebate.
      Total before sales and coupons: $31.31
      Total Spent: $16.70
      Total Saved: $14.61 or 46%

      CVS: kleenex, ragu, skippy, covergirl, suave body wash, scope, halloween candy, gold emblem candy, world’s largest reeses cups (x2), mini notebooks
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $215.19
      Total Spent: $7.37 ($4.11 of that was tax), all on a gift card, and I ended up with $6.52 more ECBs then I started with.
      Total Saved: $207.82 or 96%

      Weekly Total:
      Before Sales: $246.50
      Spent: $24.07
      Saved: $222.43 or 90%

    • Dina

      Publix-fries, deli cupcakes, turkey, prego, potatoes, pie, eggs, veggies, stove top, deoderant, corn bread mix, seasonings, soap, chips, smuckers uncrustables, bread, gravy,

      Total: $90.66
      OOP: 48.50……was able to finish off the items needed for a $20 rebate!


      Total: $1.34
      OOP: $1.34

      Dollar Tree-aluminum pans

      OOP: $4.27

      Target- Steaz tea, healthy choice frozen meals, kraft cheese, I cant believe its not butter, and del monte veggies

      Total- $30.87
      OOP: $7.93

      Walmart-veggies, copy paper, candels,dental floss, meat, milk, bagelfuls, fruit, rolls, cooking oil, and turkey injector

      Total- $65.09
      OOP: $41.93

      CVS-saline solution, veggies, air wick, glade, personal care, elbow macaroni, seasoning, and cotton candy.

      Total- $66.61
      OOP: $2.21 + 8.99 ecb left

      Weekly Total: $258.84
      Total OOP: $106.18 +8.99 ecb left