Last night I ran to Dillons to try to grab some great deals going on with the Cart Buster Deal Event! Now, I am trying something new. I am going to try to only grocery shop every two weeks. I have to drive about 30 minutes to get into town and my car is a hug gas guzzler, so I need to save some money and I am getting tired of the drive! So, I sat down, planned two weeks worth of meals, made my list, matched up my coupons and headed out. I knew I had around $100 to work with, so I started my shopping trip with getting the essential items (those were the ones I had to have to make my meals. I had my calculator in hand so I added it all up and figured out how much I had after that to spend on "stockpiling" and sale items. I also found some great meat deals and took advantage of those. I also stayed UNDER budget! Here is the picture and break down of the highlights!
After Coupons- $97.01Percent Saved-49%
Veggie Steamers: $0.28 after coupons. (Find coupon links in Monday Meal Plan Post) One package FREE after downloaded coupon.
Betty Crocker Potato Pouches- FREE after coupons. (Find coupon links in Monday Meal Plan Post)
Mission Tortillas-$1.00 after coupons
Teddy Grahams- $0.50 after coupons
Old El Paso-$1.00 and two items FREE with Peelies
Betty Crocker Desserts- $0.29 after Coupons and Downloaded Coupons
Lucky Charms- Family Size-$2.49 (over my normal $1.50 limit, but it was a huge box and my son would be in heaven!)
Chips Ahoy- FREE with coupon
Hamburger- On sale for $4.98 for 3 pounds, that just $1.66 a pound!
Cake Mix-Free with Coupon
Peanut Butter-$1.49 for Huge Jar with coupon.
Flour-I swear the sign said $1.77, so with my coupon it should have been $0.77 cents, but it rang up at $1.99, so it was $0.99 cents. Can anybody let me know how much it is if they go shopping again in my area!
Pillsbury-$0.75-$0.95 after coupons.
Total Spent So Far In March: $139.58
Money Left: $60.42
Comment and let us know how much you saved with your shopping trips this week!