January 15, 2011

What I Saved at the Stores | Week 2 of 2011

I share my weekly savings with the hopes that you might be inspired; this weekly post also serves as a means of keeping me on track with my budget goals.  Thank for stopping in to check it out!


I made lots of little trips this week while I was out and about.  Let's get to it!

Kroger 1/9/11

Spent: $7.70
Saved: $16.73 (68%) 

Kroger 1/10/11 (morning)

Spent: $33.06
Saved: $48.65 (60%)

Kroger 1/10/11 (evening)

Spent: $0.00
Saved: $1.98 (100%!)

 **Read my weekly Let's Go Krogering! post to see the coupons I used to get these deals!**

Aldi 1/10/11

Spent: $21.42
Saved: $0.00
(Sorry for the tiny picture! Baby Carrots $0.59/lb!)

Walgreens 1/9/10

Spent: $4.58
Saved: $19.57 (81%)
Earned: $5.00 on Vitamins (used in 2nd transaction)
& $2.00 RRs on Pantene

CVS 1/14/11

Spent: $10.67
Saved: $25.88 (71%)
Earned: $10.00 ECBs on Maalox (used in 2nd transaction)
 & $0.89 ECB on Dove

Amazon.com 1/10/11

Spent: $3.32
Saved: $9.64 (74%)

I had a gift certificate balance left in my Amazon.com account for $9.64 which made for huge savings on this java-lovin' Subscribe & Save deal (15% off with Subscribe & Save): 4 Melitta French Vanilla Coffee Cans for $12.96 w/FREE shipping.  Unfortunately, this deal is not available right now; I encourage you to look at the Subscribe & Save grocery and household options on Amazon for items you need for your stockpile. 

Weekly Totals:
Spent: $80.75
Saved: $122.45 (60%)

I'm on budget this week (WOOT!) and I'm really happy with the deals I found - especially the deals for my daily coffee fix!  ;-)

I'm also thankful that I live in a small town that has a Kroger Marketplace, an Aldi, a CVS, and a Walgreens all within less than a mile of each other on the same main road.  It makes it really easy for me to make multiple trips during my daily travels in my trusty van Claudine.  Now if only my little town would get a Meijer...!

FYI, I'm tracking my grocery savings in 2011 with this nifty, already-built-and-ready-to-go spreadsheet that my friend Andrea over at Savings Lifestyle has available for anyone to download & use on Google Docs. I highly recommend it! ;-)

If you're a new frugal mom or are just new to this whole couponing gig, feel free to read through the posts linked below to help you get started.

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.  ;-)  And to my IRL friends who have recently asked for a little one-on-one coupon training, keep asking me questions!  I'm so glad that you're excited about learning the ropes!

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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