Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Grocery Roundup, February 10

I haven't done one of these in awhile! I've been trying to stretch out the time between major grocery trips, in an effort to clean out the pantry and make sure we actually use everything we get.

This was a rushed trip, but I loved it! I had to get the kids in just over an hour, and I made it through the store with time to spare! I tried to only buy things that I had coupons for, and other than produce and milk I succeeded at that pretty well. I bought fewer things than I usually would have, but I think that will be fine. I may just have to go back in a week for a few things, which is OK.

Items Purchased: 79
Total Spent: $215.65
Coupons Used: 27
Coupon Savings: $24.70 (this includes doubling of coupons)
Bonus Coupons: $3.20 (these are store-issued register coupons, I finally found out)
Club Card Savings: $27.24
Total Savings: $55.14
Percent Saved: 20%
Gas Points Earned: $.50 off per gallon

I missed my goal of 30% off each trip by a mile, so I need to get back online and get better coupons, particularly if I can find some for pet food. I'm finding that it's cheaper to get certain things at places other than the grocery store, like makeup and pet products, but if it means another trip, especially if it's all the way across town, I'm more likely just to get it at the grocery store. This is silly, since not only does it cost more, I'm also unable to get larger sizes, which cost even less per pound (for pet food, anyway - I don't want to buy pounds of makeup!).


Hotch Potchery said...

Where do you get your coupons? We don't get the newspaper, but I do kind of dig coupon shopping.

Sherendipity said...

You're still my hero. 30% or not.

Erin said...

Hey, I'm sorry I'm behind in commenting, but I am so so sorry about Tyler. Your comments about Linus, and that whole mess, were so kind and I really appreciated it. And I hope you know that I am thinking about you, too, and I hope you all can find comfort in your happy memories of him.

Kristi said...

I'm with Sherendipity! You're my Grocery Hero too! Now maybe you can come and do my grocery shopping? My pantry is getting that very bare look to it!!