Friday, March 20, 2009

Giveaway at Choyster Cash

Hey - there's a $100 giveaway at Choyster Cash - check it out!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday Finals March 14-20

This was a pretty good week.  J went to Kroger without my Plus card and no coupons!  I almost choked when I saw the total (half our budget!) and the savings ($0).  I realized I was going to have to step it up to stay on budget, as all he got was coffee and beer!!  I went to Publix twice, and took advantage of the amazing coupon Kingsford has going.  So here's the breakdown, and the pictures:

Spent: 29.19
Saved: 0 :o(
Total: 29.19
% Saved: 0%

Publix #1
Spent: 20.53
Saved: 29.58
Total: 50.11
% Saved: 59%

Publix #2
Spent: 12.71
Saved: 36.55
Total: 49.26
% Saved: 74%
(not pictured: $3.37 worth of "incentive" jelly beans for Nora, to be doled out as good grocery store behavior merits)

Publix total
Spent: 33.24
Saved: 66.13
Total: 99.37
% Saved: 67%

Week's Total
Spent: 62.43
Saved: 66.13
Total: 128.56
% Saved: 51%

Check out Southern Savers for sale/coupon matchups, and for inspiration from other savers!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Finals first week of March

As I went a bit over budget last week, I kept it moderate this week.
Spent: $21.24
Total value: $36.83
Saved: $15.59
% saved: 42.3%

Spent: $23.70
Total value: $46.03
Saved: $22.33
% saved: 48.5%

Spent: $2.69
Total value: $5.38
Saved: $2.69
% saved: 50%

Spent: $47.63
Total value: $88.24
Saved: $40.61
% saved: 46% 

I have a question - what is your opinion of Aldi?  A new one opened here yesterday, and while they boast 50% off of the grocery stores, I'm not entirely sure that I can't do better.  Do you shop at Aldi?  For everything or for specific items?

To see more savers (who are very good at this!), go to  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Friday Finals (a few days late)

Wow - it's been busy around here lately!  We started a bathroom remodel (yay!) and the girls have gotten colds (boo).  I have been learning much from a great couponing site, and I've tallied last week's spending and saving.

Spent: $7.25
Total value: $7.97
Saved: $0.72
% saved: 9%

Kroger (2 trips)
Spent: $52.20
Total value: $11.25
Saved: $59.05
% saved: 53%
(I have a $4.99 MIR coming from All-Bran)

Spent: $28.04 
Total value: $80.30
Saved: $52.26
% saved: 65%
(I have a $10 gift card coming thanks to General Mills and Publix)

Spent: $7.54
Total value: $32.54
Saved: $25
% saved: 77%
(I have a $6.99 MIR coming from Organix Shampoo, and I got $6 ECBs)

Spent: $95.03 ($67.05 after $ back)
Total value: $232.06
Saved: $137.03 ($165.01 after $ back)
% saved: 59% (71% after $ back)

I also got some chicken at Reid's big sale.  It worked out to about $0.35/lb for leg quarters, so I got 10 pounds.  A friend of mine got 80 pounds!  That seemed like a bit more than I could handle!

All in all, it was a good week.  I went a little over budget, but I stocked up big time on shampoo, toilet paper, chicken, and snack foods.  I think my list for next week will be a bit smaller.