Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: Big savings this week!

I invite you to link up to your best grocery deals below, to inspire others to save more! 
For the past two weeks, I've had a disappointing amount of savings, primarily because I mostly bought produce and items at ALDI. But this week, I bought quite a few sale items from Publix and CVS with coupons, driving my savings percentage way above normal!

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

Overall, this week I spent $70.89 for items which retail for $177.90, or a 60% savings based on the retail value of the products at the stores where they were purchased.  (But don't compare percentages!)  My real savings (how much more I'd spend if I bought those items at the lowest possible regular price in my area) was approximately $22.10, since I bought many things that I normally wouldn't have bought.

For the year (27 weeks), I've spent $2024.23 for items which retail for $3931.67, and saved $1907.44, or a 49% savings. That's an average of $74.97 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 13, 10, and 6), including lots of fresh produce, dairy items, and kosher meat.

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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J Rodney July 8, 2011 at 6:13 PM  

So much food for so little.... you really make shopping around look worthwhile.

I would like to invite you to link up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free .

Heather @ My Coupon Coop July 10, 2011 at 7:28 PM  

I can't believe I haven't visited your blog before! I follow you on Facebook, but didn't know about all the cool sharing stuff you've got going on here.

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