Saturday Savings Roundup: Just Kroger ;-)

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 2/28/2009 10:53:00 AM | | 2 comments »

I'm linking up with the big weekly savings roundup at Money Saving Mom; go visit her Super Savings Saturday post for more great savings stories from around the blogosphere!

Weekly Savings Total: February 28, 2009

I only made it to Kroger this week for what we needed; my pantry and my little stockpile of drugstore goodies are both still very full and there were no *must-have* deals for me this week at CVS or Walgreens.

Like I mentioned here in this post for Sisterly Savings, I believe in using my time as wisely as my money; when the deals aren't superb or I'm well-stocked here at home, I simply don't go to CVS or Walgreens for the week. Instead, I focus on other priorities that need my attention...and with three kids, two dogs, volunteering, and blogging, there's always something that I need to catch up on doing!

Here's what I got at Kroger this week:

Saved: $46.06, or 39%

You can see the full breakdown of the coupons I used for this week at my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post/feature.

Did you have a great week shopping at your Kroger or Kroger-affiliated store? Please feel free to drop a link to your Krogering post in the Mr. Linky box at the bottom of my Let's Go Krogering! post; this is a weekly feature every Tuesday here at The New Frugal Mom - come join in!

~~~~~Weekly Total~~~~~

Along with this trip above, my hubs ran out to get the team snacks for our older son's soccer game this morning (without *gasp* coupons!!); total cost was $7.18.

Spent: $78.24
Saved: $46.06, or 37%

I'm still on track for my weekly budget challenge of $95/week for the month of February; I actually came under by almost $20 this week which is phenomenal for me (and my big-eating bunch!). And I still have a very well-stocked freezer and pantry.

Over time, couponing reduces your budget because of the principle of stockpiling. When you stockpile those items that your family uses regularly at rock-bottom prices (buying when they're on sale/deal already, then lowered even more by available coupons), you lower your overall costs by not waiting until you need to buy those necessary items at full price.

New to couponing? Looking for tutorials to help answer your questions?

:: For help with learning how to coupon, read my Back to Basics: Couponing series.

:: For help with how to shop CVS, read my Back to Basics: CVS Explained.

:: For help with how to shop Walgreens, read my Back to Basics: Walgreens Explained.

:: For help learning the couponing language, read my definitions in my Couponing Terminology.

How'd you do saving at the stores this week? Share your success in a comment!

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  1. Amy // February 28, 2009 1:09 PM  

    Couponing pays off for my family!
    Grand Total Spent this week: $46.89
    Grand Total Saved this week: $105.83
    It's the end of the month, so here's how I did this month...
    Total Amt. spent for the month of Feb. 2009: $321.75
    Total Amt. saved in Feb. 2009: $649.00

    Year To Date Savings:
    Amount Spent: $557.55. Amount Saved: $1,110.00.

    Thanks, Marianne for sharing your savings!

  2. Marianne Thomas // February 28, 2009 1:12 PM  

    Amy: Girl, you totally rocked your savings this month! Beat me by a wide mile!! (I'll be posting those later this weekend!)

    I sit back and look at how much I can get for so few $$ and I wonder how I didn't figure this out sooner...! God bless the blogosphere!

    Thanks for sharing!