Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: Right on the nose

I invite you to link up to your best grocery deals below, to inspire others to save more! 
I budget $80.00 per week to purchase food, paper goods, and drugstore items. Sometimes I go over a bit, but most weeks I'm a bit under budget.

This week I spent... exactly $80.00, to the penny!

Here's what I got:

Western Beef: Spent $20.12

Publix: Spent $17.19, saved $36.15

CVS: Spent $6.34, saved $14.56

Walgreens: Spent $12.60, saved $18.13

I also spent $17.64 at ALDI (buying milk, cheese, lettuce, bread, and a few other items) and $6.11 at Walmart, purchasing bananas, whole wheat flour, and popcorn kernels.

Overall, this week I spent $80.00 for items which retail for $141.42, or a 43% 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 $26.63.

For the year (35 weeks), I've spent $2611.50 for items which retail for $4950.33, and saved $2338.83, or a 47% savings. That's an average of $74.61 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.

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!

Bookmark and Share


Unknown September 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM  

It is nice to see the produce included. I know we can't get them at the deep discounts like other items, but it is good to see others pushing to get produce at good prices. :-)

Post a Comment

Next Post Previous Post Home
Content © 2010-2014 by Frugal Follies.   © Blogger templates The Professional Template by 2008