Saturday, May 30, 2009

I love grocery shopping.....really!

Is it absolutely horrible that my new favortite store is Publix Supermarket? I have been dabbling lately in challenging myself to see how much I can save on groceries. Tonight I went for a "quick trip", which means I only planned the list for maybe an hour or so. The items I bought weren't necessarily being used for this weeks menu plan, but, these were items that I can stockpile and be glad I did later down the road. I mean, who needs to buy 21 packages of Crystal Light in one shopping trip?? lol Tonight my grand total was $77.51 including a $20.31 box if diapers. I saved $185.67, so if you don't count the diapers, I paid $57.20 and got $242.87 worth of groceries. HOW do you ask??? Well, it's really simple....but time consuming. I get very familiar with the weekly ad and see how I can match up buy-one-get-one-free items and sale items with coupons. If I can get my hands on a Publix store coupon, I can always stack it with a manufacturers coupon to save even more. Sounds hard and sometimes confusing, but once you get the hang of it, I tell ya, it's a piece of cake! Tonight as I was unloading the groceries with Steve, he said "You know, everyone can do this, but they don't!" And I replied with "Remember when I used to spend so much and come home with so little?" It's so cool to see that the time I put into it is worth it, and especially when it makes my husband happy!

Here is what all I got tonight for my whopping $57.20 (inc. tax!)

Chips Ahoy Cookies x3
Capri Sun x3
Kashi Cereal x5
Birds Eye Frozen Broccoli x4
Purina Beneful Dog Food x2
Blue Bell Ice Cream (no coupon, but on sale for $3.99 - that's Steve's FAVE!)
Extra Gum - not on sale
Eggo Waffles x2
Yoplait Gogurt x7
Del Monte Fruit Chillers x2
Nonni's Biscotti x2
Taco Bell Dinner Kit x2
Kraft Mac n Cheese x8
Therma Care Heat Pads x2
Coppertone Sunscreen x2
Bananas - not on sale
Crystal Light x21

LAST Saturday I hit the jackpot...I bought too many things to list, but I spent $96 and saved $233.66. My mom was here for the week and I dragged her along for the fun. (although, I'm not sure she saw that as fun! lol) As crazy as it sounds, I HAD to take a few shots of all the goods I got for the trip. I got right at $330 worth of groceries for less than $1oo!! :) That makes me very happy...and it's the new record to beat! The best part is, the store paid me money to take some of the items home!! :D Check out my loot:


3 comments:

  1. You are doing such a great job shopping with coupons. I love to visit others and see how successful they have been at shopping. I hope that you will stop by an visit my web page sometime. Nice to meet you.

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  2. You go girl! I just might pick up a paper this week to look through the coupons, though our store doesn't have in store coupons... they do have lots of buy 1 get 1 deals. Anyway, I miss ya and hope you are doin good! It's been a long time...

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  3. hey Heather, my daughter in law does this also but not sure she has gotten quite the savings you have. If you have the place to stock it all, I say go for it!! Are you on facebook??

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