Friday, April 11, 2014

Huge savings amount! But... (Friday Figures 04-11-14)

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

Welcome to Friday Figures! Link up your best grocery deals below!

How was your savings this week?

I had a large savings amount, but it was dwarfed by the amount I spent.  I was shopping to get ready for the Passover holiday, which meant a lot of special foods, meat, and produce.  I also made a trip to Walmart to pick up some personal hygiene items that I would normally buy on sale at a drug store.  But since I haven't drug store shopped much in the last several months, I am increasingly finding myself running out of certain items that rarely go on sale at Publix.

The one piece of good news is that I probably won't do too much shopping next week.  I have plenty in the house, thank you!

Here's what I got this week:

Publix: Spent $79.78, saved $69.93

I also made two trips to ALDI, spending, spending $28.39 and $20.29.  I made two trips to Walmart, spending $19.29 and $5.26.  And I made a trip to the kosher market, spending $38.72 on meat and Passover desserts.

Overall, this week I spent $191.73 for items which retail for $261.66, or a 27% savings based on the retail value of the products at the stores where they were purchased.

For the year (15 weeks), I spent $1,251.84 for items which retailed for $2,152.58 and saved $900.74, or a 42% savings. That's an average of $83.46 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 16, 13, and 8), including lots of fresh produce, dairy items, and kosher meat, as well as paper and plastic goods, health and beauty items, and cleaning supplies.

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 Friday Figures in your post as well. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment!

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For more great shopping deals and trips, please check out the bloggers listed in my Linkup Parties page under Shopping Deals Linkups.  I'm sure you'll find lots of great ideas on saving money on groceries!

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