What I Saved at the Stores | Week 18 of 2010

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 5/08/2010 03:30:00 AM | | 1 comments »

Each Saturday, I detail what I spent and saved at the stores; this weekly post is my way of keeping myself on track for my weekly budget goals in 2010.

I hope that by sharing what I saved, you'll be inspired to keep couponing week in and week out.  Over time, your stockpile of high-use items for your family will grow and your total weekly bill will keep coming down, down, down!

Kroger, 5/3

Spent: $8.84
Saved: $12.67 (58%)
Earned: $3.00 catalina for buying (4) Kellogg's cereals
Read about the coupons I used at my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post.

Aldi 5/3
Spent: 36.50
Saved: $0.00

Walgreens 5/4

Spent: $4.38 cash + $6.00 RRs
Saved: $36.08 (89%)
*I just missed spending $15 on Nivea so I missed earning $5 RRs on that deal!*

Kroger 5/6
(I decided to stock up on cereal with the Kellogg's catalina deal.)
Spent: $2.85
Saved: $9.88 (77%)
Earned: $3.00 catalina on (4) Kellogg's cereals

Aldi 5/7
(No picture; I stopped in for some fresh fruit and snacks.)
Spent: $10.16
Saved: $0.00

Weekly Totals:

Spent: $62.73

Saved: $58.63 (48%)

I'm under my weekly budget target of $80/week which gives me room to splurge on stockpiling the deals should Kroger have a fantastic sale event this month.  *Fingers-crossed!*

If you're new to the fabulous world of keeping more of your hard earned money in your pockets by strategic couponing and drugstore shopping, I encourage you to read these posts to help you get started.

Couponing Crash Course

How to Save BIG at CVS

How to Save BIG at Walgreens

You can save like this, too!  In fact, I know you can do this; if you're surfing the web reading this site and others like it, you can learn all you need to know. 

If you have any questions, please ask in a comment!  I love to share what I know about couponing and saving money with you -- it's why I write this site.  ;-)

Did you save big this week at the stores? Be sure to link your post up over at Money Saving Mom's weekly linkup, Super Savings Saturday.

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  1. cassie // May 8, 2010 6:54 PM  

    good deals!!