Jul 312010

I am almost embarrassed to post my weekly grocery saving totals this week, as they are nothing to brag about at all. My husband offered to take the our two oldest sons, while I did the grocery shopping with the baby. I felt guilty though, as I knew he was busy and had work to do, and then my older boys looked so disappointed that I ended up letting them come with me.

The boys behaved well, and it was definitely not their fault that my savings were meager. I had my list, I knew what I was going to get and except for an extra bottle of OJ, some meat for stew and cookies with a mail-in-rebate I did not stray from the grocery list. I have not been as good as shopping w/coupons now that I have all three boys with me all day long, as there’s simply no time for me to focus on it during the day.

The new Fuel For School coupon booklet had not yet arrived at my store, so I scrapped a few cheap items from the list that way. Shopping did take longer than usual as I had the big boys to separate, the little one to keep entertained and the prices to keep straight. I had forgotten my pen, which meant I had to keep track of what I had found in my head, and by the time we were done my head was seriously spinning.

Thanks to free cookies and balloons from Publix I did not loose my sanity, as the boys knew they would only get rewarded when we were done, if they behaved well.

Alright, here’s my list:

BOGO: Buy One Get One Free
MF: Manufacturer’s coupons
PC: Publix Coupons
RC: Rain Check

2 x Publix OJ on sale @ $2.99 each = $5.98
Publix lemonade $2.99
Oregano $0.69
Publix Quick oats $1.59
2 x Publix whole wheat bread @ $1.25 = $2.50
Publix sandwich buns $1.99
Publix instant oatmeal $2.39
2 xPublix frozen yogurt on sale at 2 for $6 – $1 MF = $5 ($2.50 each)
2 x Publix potato salad on BOGO sale @ 2 for $2.49 – $1 PC = $1.49 ($0.75 each)
Cheerios $1.99 – $0.75 MF = $1.24
8th Continent soy milk $3.09 – $1 MF = $2.09
Smartbalance milk on sale for $2.50 – $1 MF = $1.50
2 x Zehyrhills water 12 pk on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.79 ($1.90 each)
2 x Smuckers preserves on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.29 – (2 x $0.25 MF) =
2 x Juicy Juice w/ RC BOGO sale @ 2 for $3.49 – $1 MF = $2.49 ($1.25 each)
2 x Ocean Spray Blueberry on sale at 2 for $4 – (2 x $1 MF) = $2 ($1 each)
2 x Luigi Italian Mango Ice w/RC BOGO sale @ 2 for $2.99 – (2 x $0.50 MF) = $1.99 ($1 each) – $2.79 ($1.40 each)
2 x Orbit gum @ $2.99 each = $5.98 – (BOGO PC) = $2.99 ($1.50 each)
Pepperidge Farm cookies $3.39 – $1 MF = $2.39 (Got Mail-in-rebate to make them free)
Covergirl make up puffs $2.49 – ($1.50 PC and $2 MF) = FREE
Blueberries on sale at $2.50 – (FREE PC coupon from buying 2 Ocean Spray Blueberry juice) = FREE
Potatoes 5 lb on sale @ $2.99
Grape tomatoes $2
Cucumbers 2 for $1.19
Bananas $0.77
Red onion $1.29
Lettuce $1.49
Publix skinless chicken breast $6.99
Perdue ground chicken $2.79
Ground chuck $4.51
Beef for stew $2.86
2 x Tuna 4 pk on sale at 2 for $4 ($2 each)

– $3PC

Total spent $75.38
Total saved $58.07

Now, I am sure that all of you did better than me, I sure hope so. I would love to hear how you have done on your grocery savings this week.

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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