Jan 142011
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My Grocery Savings
I was still pretty well stocked up on produce and meat from previous weeks, so I only picked up some deals for the pantry stock and milk, which we desperately need every week with three growing boys in the house.

My first Publix trip was Saturday night after a 7 mile long walk to the beach with the boys. I had several coupons expiring, and the only way to make it there would be a stop on our way home after my husband picked us up at the beach. I was tired! Very tired, and the boys all fell asleep in the car while I ran into speed shop.

I would have gotten more fruits at Aldi, but I had to take the bus back with 2 boys, a stroller and lots of Target toys, so I had to limit myself to the most important…bananas. It was a good thing that I only spent a little on groceries, as I bought lots of toy gifts for 2011 at Target’s clearance sale.

My Target Deals: At Target I spent $39.77 and saved $113.08

My Aldi Deals: Spent $1.41 (Saved $1.08)

My Publix Deals: I spent $3.35 and saved $49.99

MF: Manufacturer’s Coupon
TC: Target Coupon
PC: Publix Coupon
WD: Winn Dixie Coupon
BOGO: Buy One Get One Free

Publix Groceries – Out of Pocket $20.12

First Publix Grocery Shopping Trip (Saturday)

Publix Greenwise paper towels $2.39
4 x Publix tissue @ $1.59 each = $6.36
Lettuce $1.49
4 x BOCA Veggie Burgers on BOGO sale @ 2 for $3.45 = $6.90 =
– (2 x $1 MF) = $4.90 ($1.23 each)
10 x Peter Pan BOGO @ 2 for  2.49 = $12.45 – (10 x $1 PC and 2 x $0.50 MF) = $1.45 ($0.15 each)
10 Special K BOGO on BOGO sale @ 2 for $3.99 = $19.95 – (5 x BOGO coupons and 4 x $1 TC) = – $4 (FREE)
6 x Smartbalance Milk on sale at 2 for $5 = $15 – (4 x $1 MF and 2 x $0.74) = $9.50 ($1.58 each)
18 BOGO Nissin Chow Mein Noodles on BOGO sale at 2 for $0.75 = $6.75 – (6 x$1 MF) = $0.75 ($0.04 each)
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast @ $3.28 – $1 WD competitor coupon =$2.28
Scott Paper Towels $3.89 – ($2 TC and $1 MF) = $0.89
-$5 WD Competitor coupon

Total after tax $21.01
Total Saved $116

Publix Groceries – Out of Pocket $8.11

Second Publix Grocery Shopping Trip (Wednesday)

4 x Kellogg’s Special K on BOGO @ 2 for $3.99 =$7.98
– (2 BOGO coupons and $1 TC)) = – $1 (FREE)
2 Ziploc Freezer Bags on sale at 2 for $4
– ($1 TC and $1 MF) = $2 ($1 Each)
4 x BOCA Veggie Burgers on BOGO sale @ 2 for $3.45 = $6.90 = – (2 x $1 MF) = $4.90 ($1.23 each)
2 x Stayfree pads @ $3.47 each = $6.94
– (1 MF BOGO coupon and 2 x $1 PCs) = $1.47 ($0.74 each)
2 x Johnson and Johnson gauze pads @ $1.79 each = $3.58
– ($2 PC and $1.50 MF) = $0.08 ($0.04 each)

Total out of pocket after tax $8.11
Total saved $38.77

Total spent on groceries this week $30.53 for a family of 5

Total saved on groceries this week $155.85

Total spent this week including groceries and gifts $70.30
Total saved this week including groceries and gifts $268.93
I have been working on a comparison shopping list between Aldi, Publix and Target on the regular groceries that I usually buy the store brand off, since it is the cheapest.

You can find it here:

Grocery price comparison list between Aldi, Publix and Target.

You can also find lots of great printable coupons at my coupon database My Best Printable Coupons



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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, and she always finds some great deals. Last week she saved 43 percent on her groceries.
Erica shares her fabulous shopping savings, great deals and she also makes menu plan.
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