Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: My shopping for the month

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

Wednesday Weekly Shopping is back!  So sorry, I was having multiple computer problems, but almost everything is back to normal.

So for the past month, I didn't do a lot of deal shopping.  I mostly bought items at the lowest available regular price - generally at ALDI, but also at Western Beef, a chain in my area.  I did get to Publix, CVS, and Walgreens a couple of times, but I wasn't able to use online printable coupons, so my deals there were limited.

And while I was waiting to get a working computer again, I cleaned out my den... you know, where I keep all my shopping receipts.  So now I can't find all of them!  Ack!  So for the weeks I can't find all my receipts, I've assumed that I spent my entire budget of $80 that week.  It might be less, but I don't have the proof, so we'll go with that.  And although I used coupons for a few things, I'm not going to calculate my savings for this period.

So here's what I've spent over the last several weeks:
  • Week of 9/21: $112.10
  • Week of 9/28: $80
  • Week of 10/5: $80
  • Week of 10/12: $80
  • Week of 10/19: $94.52
  • Week of 10/26: $51.91
Overall, this week I spent $51.91 for items which retail for $51.91, 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 this week was $0.

For the year (43 weeks), I've spent $3265.31 for items which retail for $5769.53, and saved $2504.22, or a 43% savings. That's an average of $75.94 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!

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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