Sunday, January 2, 2011

My 1/2/11 Shopping Trip

Today I went on my first shopping trip of 2011! I went to Rite Aid, CVS, Stop & Shop, and Shaws. In the future I hope to take the time to post pictures of my purchases, but for now I'll just track how much I spend OOP and saved.

  • (2) Milky Way Bars 2/$1.oo or $0.50 ea on sale
  • (1) Wisk Detergent 2/$10.00 or $5.00 ea on sale
  • (4) Kleenex $0.88 ea on sale
I used the following coupons and ECB:
  • -$2.00/1 Wisk
  • -$1.oo /4 Kleenex
  • -$0.50/2 Milky Way Bars
  • -$0.50 ECB from past purchases
I paid $6.09 OOP and saved $12.71 today according to my receipt or 68%

Rite Aid

(1) Xtra Laundry Detergent reg 3.49 on sale for 1.88
I wanted to purchase a colgate toothpaste but they were sold out (would have been free). Will try again later this week!

RiteAid total OOP: $0.88(before tax), I saved $2.62 (used $1.00 coupon) or 75%!

Stop & Shop

Purchased to many items to list so I will just recap my savings below:

Total Before Savings: $76.96
Total After Savings: $49.41
Total Savings: $27.55 or 36%
  • (4) Vitamin Waters on sale at $0.99 each
  • (5) Chef Boyardee on sale at 10/$10
  • (2) Fresh Express Salads on sale at B1G1 orig 3.59 ea
  • 3 pk paper towl (can't recall brand) on sale for $2.99
  • Marcal 12 toilet paper on sale for $5.99
  • Calise Bulky Rolls 2.99
  • Ground beef round pattys 0.75 lbs for 3.69
  • 80% Lean Ground Beef 2.02 lbs for 4.02
used the following coupons:
  • -$1.00/5 Chef Boyardee
  • (2) BIGI vitamin waters
  • -$1.00 Marcal
  • -$0.50 fresh express salad
  • -$0.55 fresh express salad
Total before savings and coupons was $47.34. Saved $19.19 or 41% bringing my total down to $28.15 before tax.

Overall I saved a total of $61.o7 or 42% on todays shopping expedition.
I would of course like to see my savings be a little bit higher but I'll take it.
Not too bad of a start in 2011!

How did you do on your weekly shopping?


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  4. does your local Shaws give you a hard time about coupons? It seems like my Shaws scrutinizes every single coupon, then they pull your groceries back out of the bags to re-count them. they drive me crazy. I wish I had a Krogers near me I read good things about Krogers.

  5. My local Shaws seems to be paying very close attention to internet printed coupons. The clerk really analyzed my B1G1 coupons for the vitamin water. She even called the manager for verification. I think people must be abusing coupons there or they are getting fraudulent coupons possibly. But it dos make it more tough for us.

  6. Good job on the couponing! Thanks for sharing the deals that you found!! I'm trying to do better on my couponing, so it helps to read other's accounts.

    Angela L.