Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: Under budget by pennies

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

This week, I was pretty sure I'd go over budget, like I did last week.  I'm buying a lot ot get ready for the Passover holiday, as well as for a child's birthday party.

But, when I totaled up what I bought on my shopping spreadsheet, I was pleased to see I had gone under budget - by 7 cents!  Woohoo!

Here's what I got this week (click on the link below the picture for more details about the trip):

In addition to what's pictured, I also purchased:
  • 2 bags of Kraft shredded cheese on this trip, totaling $2.18
  • 4 containers of Temp Tee cream cheese (perfect for spreading on matzah) at Publix for $6 total
  • 1 bag of kosher boneless chicken breasts and 1 bag of kosher chicken thighs and legs at BJ's for $20.48 total
Overall, this week I spent $79.93 for items which retail for $142.37, or a 44% savings.  (But don't compare percentages!)  Of course, if I compared the ALDI and farmers market prices to supermarket full prices, it would show a lot more savings. 

For the year (15 weeks), I've spent $1047.17 for items which retail for $2087.59, and saved $1040.42, or a 50% savings. That's an average of $69.81 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 13, 10, and almost 6).

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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debi April 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

Great job Laura! It's great that you are able to find unique fresh produce stores.

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