Jul 212010
 
Today was grocery day, and this means my weekly totals link up as well. Tomorrow is my baby son’s first birthday, so there were a few special items on the grocery list today, and I ordered a cake as well.Oh yes, the frugal choice would have been to make the cake myself, but I decided to make the day less stressful and take the easy route…at least I have a coupon.
I did save a bunch, but I did not save as much as I would have liked. I usually do my grocery list the night before, after the boys go to bed, so that I can concentrate. Well, last night I had a major headache that made me so nauseous that I had to turn off the lights and head to bed very early…not easy with three boys in the house.

The lingo:
BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
MF – Manufacturer’s coupon
PC – Publix Coupon
WD – Winn Dixie Competitor Coupon
RC – Rain Check

This is how I did:
12 pk bakery cupcakes $8.19 – $8.19 WD Coupon = FREE
4 x Sprite 12 pks @ $4.99 each = $19.96 – (Buy 2 get 2 Free RC) = $9.98 ($2.50 each)
2 x Eggo Pancakes on BOGO @ $2.79 each – (1 x $1 MF and 1 x $1 PC) = $0.79 ($0.40 each)
2 x Dreamfields pasta on sale @ $1.67 each = $3.34 – (2 x $1 MF) = $1.34 ($0.67 each)
4 x Lactaid milk @ $3 each = $12 – (4 x $2 MF) = $4 ($1 each)
4 x Glad Cling Wrap @ $1 each = $4 – (4 x $0.75 MF) = $1 ($0.25 each)
2 x Chips Ohoy on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.69 – ($1.50 MF w/you buy 1 gal milk) = $2.19 ($1.10 each)
4 x Juicy Juice on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.49 = $6.98 – $2 MF = $4.98 ($1.25 each)
2 x Purell sanitizer on sale at 2 for $5 – $1 MF = $4 ($2 each)
2 x Green Giant Steamfreah on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.39 – (2 x $0.50 MF) = $1.39 ($0.70 each)
3 x Floridas Natural OJ @ $2 each = $6 ($2 each)
Welch jam $2.09
Tomatoes on the vine $1.45
Publix whole wheat bread $1.25
Publix milk $3.39
Publix eggs $2.25
Publix flour $2.29
Publix lemonade $2.99
Publix fries $2.69
Publix sandwich buns $1.99
2 x Publix Ice Cream $5 ($2.50 each)
Ground Beef $8.15
Steak $4.28
Chicken drumsticks $5.69
Cucumber $0.65
Grapes $2.64
Broccoli $2
Lettuce $1.49
Carrots $0.89
-$3 Publix coupon

Total paid 86.17
Total saved $69.92
I saved less than 50 percent of what I spent, which is a very rare occurrence, but I simply did not have coupons for a lot of the items I needed, which meant I had to buy the Publix brand. I also spent a lot of money on meat, where I only saved very little.
What products do you find it the hardest to save on? 
For me it is OJ and meat.

How did you do? Post your savings in the linky below. 

You can post your savings for any grocery or drugstore, and I will leave the linky up for a week, so go ahead and post whenever you can.

For more places to post your savings posts to get more blog exposure check out the Weekly Savings Totals Linky Collection.

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