Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: Almost, but not quite

I invite you to link up to your best grocery deals below, to inspire others to save more!

Last week, I went way over budget, replacing items that I had used up during the Clean Out the Cupboards Challenge.  This week, I was determined to stay under budget.

My first problem occurred when I made the same mistake twice while paying for items at CVS and Walgreens, which increased my out-of-pocket costs.  So I made sure to enter what I had bought so far in my shopping spreadsheet so that when I finished shopping on Monday, I wouldn't go over budget.

Well, I guess I rounded down a number, or forgot to include tax.  Because I ended up going 30 cents over my budget.  Now, this isn't really something to get too stressed about, but I was a little disappointed.

Besides the items at CVS and Walgreens, I also got some great Super Bowl food deals at Target and Publix.  I went to ALDI twice, got a few items at Winn-Dixie and Walmart, and bought veggies at a local supermarket.

Overall, this week I spent $80.30 for items which retail for $155.21, or a 48% savings.  (But don't compare percentages!)  Of course, if I compared the ALDI prices to supermarket full prices, it would show a lot more savings. 

For the year (6 weeks), I've spent $327.12 for items which retail for $580.21, or a 44% savings.  That's an average of $54.52 spent each week. 

See all my shopping here.

How did your shopping go this week? What bargains did you get? Please leave a link to your blog post about your weekly shopping. The aim is not to brag, but to inspire!  Please link up directly to your post, not to the blog itself. I'd appreciate it if you put a link to Wednesday Weekly Shopping in your post as well. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment!

For more great shopping deals and trips, please check out the bloggers listed on the left sidebar under Shopping Deals Linkups. There are lots of great ideas on each blog and I'm sure you'll find inspiration for you to save even more!

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Spendwisemom February 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

Isn't it funny how we can get bent out of shape going over the budget even if it is only by cents.

grace February 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

I think you did fantastic. Thanks for the linky. I have linked up my shopping trip. Grace/thriftycheapskate

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