Nov 192010

Come post your grocery shopping deals and grocery savings at the weekly savings linky. The Top Frugalista wins a feature and a free ad space.


In honor of ALDI finally opening stores in South Florida, I am hosting a lot of ALDI giveaways. You get an extra entry just for linking up below, but makes sure to let me know that you did on the giveaway post for your entry to count.
You can also win more money for your groceries at this giveaway:

(2 Winners!) Win a $25 Del Monte Gift Certificate 11/25


PhotobucketI would also like to invite all of you to link up your frugal posts (no grocery savings posts) at the Fantastic Frugal Fridays blog party. You will also earn an extra bonus entry into the ALDI giveaway from linking up your frugal posts.

My Grocery Store Savings

This week I have messed up my own grocery shopping schedule completely, as I only did a little shopping last week, and then I went back Monday to get the rest. It has been yet another crazy week, and while I usually grocery shop Thursday or Friday it just did not happen. I have been swamped with work, so I was not prepared at all. This morning I had a conference at my oldest son’s school, and then before lunch my middle son had an awesome Toy Story playdate with his friends before school.

The Grocery Shopping Lingo:
BOGO: Buy One Get One Free
MF: Manufacturer’s coupons
PC: Public Store Coupons
TC: Target Store Coupons (Competitor coupon)

Grocery Shopping at Publix


12 Beechnut baby food on BOGO sale at 2 for $0.55 = $3.30 – $2 MF = $1.30 ($0.11 each)
12 Beechnut baby food on BOGO sale at 2 for $0.55 = $3.30 – $2 MF = $1.30 ($0.11 each)
4 x Sundown kids vitamins @ $5.99 each =$23.96 – (2 x $6 PC and 2 x $3 MF) = $5.96 ($1.49 each)
4 x Smart Balance Lactose Free Milk @ $3.59 = $14.36 – (4 x $1 PC and 2 x $2 MF) = $6.36 ($1.59 each)
6 x Magic Tape on BOGO sale at $2.19 = $6.57 – (6 x $1 PC) = $0.57 ($0.10 each)
4 x 3M Bubble Mailers @ $0.69 each =  $2/76 – (2 x $1 PC) = $0.76 ($0.19 each)
Publix Deli Lemonade on sale for $2.59
2 x Publix 1 Gallon OJ on sale at 2 for $5 ($2.50 each)
4 x Alexia frozen potatoes and onion rings on sale at 2 for $2.50 = $10 – (4 x $1 MF) = $6 ($1.50 each)
1 x 2 pk NUK pacifiers @ $3.49 – $1 MF = $2.49
1 x Pepperidge Farm chocolate graham goldfish on sale at $1.50 – $0.75 MF = $0.75
Publix chicken legs $6.12
Bananas $0.64
1.60 lb Green Bell Peppers $2.38
Tomatoes $1.44
1 cucumber $0.65
Zucchini $1.57

– $3 Public Coupon

Total out of pocket $43.81
Total saved $72.28


UP diapers $6.29
2 x 7th Generation dish liquid @ $2.69 each = $5.38 – (1 x $2 MF and 2 x $1 TC) = $1.38 ($0.70 each) ($4 saved)

MP Shrimp on sale at $4 – $1 TC = $3 (saved $2.99)
MP 5 lb potatoes $1.99 (saved $1)
MP rolls $1.50
2 x Gold Medal Flour on sale @ $1.50 each = $3 (Saved 4)
MP Sugar on sale at $2.25 saved $0.54
MP eggs on sale at $0.99 (saved$58)
2 x Reynolds parchment paper on sale @ $2.50 each = $5 – (2 x $1 MF) = $3 ($1.50 each) (saved $3)
4 x Healthy Choice dinners @ $1.89 = $7.56 – (2 x $1 MF and a Buy 3 get 1 FREE TC) = $3.67 ($0.92 each) saved 4.33
Organic baby clothes (body suit, pant, bibs, cap and booties) total $8.44 (was $33.96 saved $25.52)
3 x PJ pieces ($6.48, $4.98 and $5.58) $17.04 – $10 TC off 3 PJ pieces = $7.04 ($2.35 each) (was $30.97 Saved $23.93)

Total spent $43.55

Total saved $70.89

Total spent this week $87.36 (Groceries for 5 plus 2 gifts)

Total Saved this week $143.17

Thank you to I Heart Publix and Totally Target for helping me with my grocery savings.

I Heart Publix


The Top Frugalista This Week Is


Just Call Me Cheap is written by Erica, a stay-at-home mom of two, who
is always looking for a great deal. Erica is a fabulous shopper, just look at this Target trip, 
where she saved 74 percent.
Not only is Erica sharing her fabulous shopping savings, great deals and menu plans, but she is now also hosting a giveaway.
Make sure to stop by  


Top Frugalista Rules

Each week I will be featuring a Top Frugalista here at Frugality Is Free, and the Top Frugalista will get the second spot in the linky and a free ad space at Frugality Is Free for a week. I will use to draw the winner.

Top Frugalista Rules

1. Add the Weekly Savings Linky button to your post or sidebar.
2. Extra entry: Tweet about the Weekly Savings Linky

Example tweet:
Link up your savings posts at the Weekly Savings linky @ Frugality Is Free. Enter to become the Top Frugalista too!

***Let me know in the comment field below if you have done any of the above
to make sure that your entry is counted***

*(Adding the button or posting about the Weekly Savings linky is not mandatory for linking up at the Weekly Savings Linky. It is simply a way to get entries into the Top Frugalista drawing. While it is not mandatory, or necessary, it is highly appreciated, as it helps grow our frugalista network and thereby get more views to your weekly savings posts.)


For more places to link up your savings check out the Weekly Savings Linky Collection, and if you have a giveaway on your blog don’t forget to enter it at the Fantastic Friday Giveaway Linky.

REMINDER: Don’t forget to enter to win money for your holiday groceries:

(2 Winners!!) ALDI gift certificate giveaway here 12/01

(3 Winners!!) Win a $25 Aldi Stores Gift Certificate 12/16

(2 Winners!!) Win a $25 Del Monte Gift Certificate 11/25

Please list name of blog, savings, name of store below.

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