Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Grocery Spending This Week

Pictured is what I have bought so far this week.  For everything in the picture, and a couple things not in the picture, I paid a total of $30.51.  Here is the breakdown:
County Market:  .99
  • 1 bottle of Old Orchard juice.  I used the current coupon booklet and .50/1 Printable Coupon to get it for .49.
  • I jar of Smuckers Jelly for $2.  I used the $1.50/1 coupon previously available from Redplum to get it for .50.
Walgreens:  $1.96  
Walmart:  $27.51  I calculated up that without any coupons or price-matching the items I purchased at Walmart would have cost:  $150.54 (??!!)  That means I saved $123.03 or 81.7%. 
  • 1 loaf of whole wheat bread for $1.68
  • 4 kiwi fruit for .33 each
  • 2 packages of Raspberries for $1.38 each
  • 2 Asian Pears for .68 each
  • 2.5 lbs. of Red Grapes Price matched to Aldi for .89/lb.
  • 1 package of Great Value chocolate bars on clearance for $1
  • 2 large containers of Tide for $20.46 each.  I used 2 free item coupons that I received by emailing the company = free
  • Tic Tacs for .94, I used the $1/1 Printable coupon previously available from Redplum = .06 overage
  • 2 packages of Reach Dental Floss for .97 each  I used 2 $1/1 Printable Coupons from HERE = .03 overage each
  • I jar Smuckers Simply fruit jam for $2.54, I used the $1.50/1 Printable Coupon previously available from Redplum= $1.04
  • 2 cans of Muir Glen organic tomatoes for $1.22 each.  I used (2) .75/1 Printable Coupons = .47 each
  • Luigi's Italian Ice for $2.56.  I used a free item coupon received by emailing the company= free
  • 1 package of Chef Requested Beef filets for $3.98, I used a $3/1 Printable Coupon from HERE= .98
  • 2 bags of Earthbound Farms organic carrots for .88 each.  I used a $2/2 coupon from Recycle Bank = .12 overage each.
  • 2 dozen eggs priced matched to .69 each with County Market.  I used the B1G1 free printable coupon previously available= .69 for 2 dozen
  • 1 bottle of Ultra Downy price matched to $3.49 with Meijer.  I used a $2.50/1 coupon I received from Vocal Point= .99
  • 3 bottles of Tide Stain release priced matched to $4.99 each with IGA.  I used (3) $3/1 coupons from the 9-26 P&G insert= $1.99 each
  • (2) 3 lb. bags of yellow onions price matched to .99 each with Aldi
  • 2 packages of Barilla Plus Pasta price matched to $1 with Schnucks. I used (2) $1/1 Printable Coupons= free
  • 2 containers of Bestlife Buttery Spread priced matched to $1 each with Kroger.  I used (2) $1/1 Printable Coupons = free
  • 1 Pineapple price matched to $1.99 with My Store
  • 1 Bunch of Romaine lettuce price matched to .79 with My Store.
  • 4 Yoplait Yogurt cups price matched to .40 each with My Store.  I used a .50/4 Printable Coupon I told you about here =.27 each 
  • 1 Gallon of Milk price-matched to $2 with Meijer
* In case you are wondering how I got the two coupons for free Tide, I truly did not send them a nasty email.  I had an issue with one of their large bottles, it ended up cracking open and spilling detergent out.  I simply emailed them telling them that, and they sent 2 coupons for free Tide and one coupon for $2/1 any Tide.

*If you would like to know more about how I email companies, check out this post.

*Want to know more about ad-matching?  Check out this post.


    1. This truly is a great shopping trip to Walmart, Anna. I am impressed. I rarely am able to save more than 30% off Walmart prices. Keep up the great work!

    2. I had the same thing happen with Tide! I sent them a letter and they sent me 3 $5 coupons to make up for the $15 Sam"s club size product. Money was too tight to buy three tide bottles to use all 3 coupons so I never got to use 2 of them :( I do find it odd that we had the same issue though :)

    3. That is interesting that they sent you different coupons for having the exact same problem. I believe that it could be regional in what coupons they send out, because sometimes I email companies with compliments that other people emailed and ended up getting free items coupons, and I may only end up getting a .50 off coupon.

    4. This Wednesday I will be hosting a blog carnival called Real Food Deals. It will be a place where we can share deals on wholesome foods. The deals don't need to be organic, just healthier in some way. I am leaving the linky open until Friday at midnight. I think your shopping style would resonate with my readers and would love if you linked up!

    5. That truly is amazing! I rarely shop at Walmart as it is out of my way and we only have one car. However, I am never able to save much there.

      Thank you for participating in last week’s Weekly Savings Linky, I hope you will link up again at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free , it’s a great place to connect with other frugalistas. Did you become the Top Frugalista of the week?