Saturday, July 3, 2010

Packing the Pantry

I went to three grocery stores this week, which is very unusual for me. Each store had a few good deals that I really wanted to take advantage of. My first stop was Meijer.

I had a raincheck for Lysol wipes...they were 50% off a few weeks back. This a great example for using a coupon clipping service. The wipes were originally $2.77, so 50% made them $1.39 each. I ordered 20 $1/1 coupons which brought them down to $.39 each, but it gets better. I then printed off Meijer mealbox coupons for $1/4, so that took them down to $.14 each. You can't beat that...and I use a lot of these!!

I got the pasta for $.25 each. I think the bread was $.50 and the watermelon was on sale, too!

Then...I hit the jackpot on the reduced rack.

I got the salad kits, tomatoes, peppers, and avocados for $.50 of less. The picture of the reduced stuff cost a total of $3.50!

My total for Meijer was $10.80

I spent $8.29 at Kroger for some produce and lemonade!

Last stop was good old Aldi, I spent $12.32!
My total for the week was...$31.41
It is time for June totals!
I dropped $50.35 into the cow fund! I am excited!
That means we were able to save $299.88 out of our $40 weekly budget in 6 months!


Jessica said...

WOW, way to go. Almost 300 dollars in 6 months is great! Congrats!

Julie said...

They don't have aldi's out here where I live...I really miss them. Nice savings :)

Tiffanee said...

You are SO GOOD!! Incredible. I wish I could do half as good as you!! Thanks for inspiring me once again.

jill said...

how do coupon clipping services work?

Katie said...


You can get large amounts of coupons through either a coupon clipping service or on ebay. I always use ebay.

I usually only have 1-2 papers per week. When I saw the Lysol would be dirt cheap with the coupons I ordered a large quanity (20) so that I could fully take advantage of the deal and stock up!

You also get them relatively cheap...I think for 20 $1/1 Lysol's it was only $2 including shipping.

Hope this helps!

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