Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: Guess how much I saved?

I invite you to link up to your best grocery deals below, to inspire others to save more! 
So guess how much I saved this week?

A big fat zero percent!

I shopped at only two stores this week - the kosher meat store and ALDI.  After going to those stores, I had already spent my entire weekly budget, so I chose to skip Publix, CVS, Walgreens, and other stores where I might buy items on sale with coupons.  I'm happy I didn't go (too much) over $80 grocery budget this week, and was still able to fill my freezer with meat!

Here's what I got this week (click on the links below the pictures to get details about the trip):

Overall, this week I spent $84.85 for items which retail for $84.85, or a 0% 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 $0.00.

For the year (33 weeks), I've spent $2415.89 for items which retail for $4599.97, and saved $2184.08, or a 47% savings. That's an average of $73.21 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 14, 10, and 6), including lots of fresh produce, dairy items, and kosher meat.

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!

(Due to my You Link, I Comment challenge this August, I will reading and commenting on every link listed here.  So please link up!)

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 August 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

One thing that I have noticed about you is that you do link up to other blogs and leave kind comments. Thank you.

Jessica Ammons August 18, 2011 at 10:40 PM  

I agree with are so kind and conscientious about commenting regardless of your challenge!

Unknown August 19, 2011 at 1:18 AM  

I had a week like you! There were some great meat and produce deals at stores i don't normally shop at but it was so worth it to make the extra trip this morning! (mine's #8) Thanks for the linky!

J Rodney August 19, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

I bet the Kosher store can easily ruin your budget! Sometimes staying out of the stores is the only way to go:)

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

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