Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grocery Roundup and a Post 301 Giveaway!

First thing's first - we'll get to the giftie later. :)

So, I went to the more expensive store in town this week, because they were having a good sale, and plus - drumroll, please - they were doing a partnership with Kraft where if I spent $40 in Kraft products, I would get a FREE ticket to Hershey Park!!!! This was *exactly* what I needed, because since we weren't able to go for Josie's birthday with her friend, I still have the three tickets, but now that it will be the entire family going instead, I'll need four. Ta-da!!!! Fuh-ree, baybee! So, even though Kraft is generally more expensive than the store brand, I also had a lot of coupons for their stuff, and they have a good variety, so it was easy to do.

Here's the breakdown:

Items purchased: 109
Coupons used: 18
Total spent: $320.43
Coupon savings: $18.70
Bonus card savings: $55.22
Total saved: $73.92
Percent saved: 19%
Gas savings: $.30 per gallon

PLUS, a free ticket to Hershey! Woot! If you count that in my savings since I would have had to buy one, anyway, I really saved $118.92, or 30% of my bill. Not too shabby!

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I made some new jewelry yesterday!


Now, since this is my 301st post. To reward those of you who have joined up and stuck around, I'm doing a giveaway! In one week, I will draw a name from the comment-bin, and the winner will get this:


Comment away! :)

22 comments:

Stimey said...

Congrats on your super shopping! Do you read Penny Possibilities? My friend Heather writes it and it's all about saving money at grocery stores. I'm not very good at it, but it's fun to read about.

Beautiful beading!!

arbee said...

You may have inspired me to get out my beads again...haven't done much beading since the move. :(

You do very beautiful work!!!

p.s. So cool to get a free ticket for purchasing groceries. What a bargain shopper! YAY!

Cherish said...

Your beading is great! I've never been one to do that kind of crafty thing but if I wasnt so easily frustrated, I'd say it would be a lot of fun.

Hotch Potchery said...

I want some beads!!!!!!

Oh, and I love the pics down the side of the page.

Laura said...

Way to go on your shopping trip! I'm a sucker for a good deal and a free ticket to Hershey Park is awesome!

So you're an awesome shopper and an amazing jewelry designer, I bow to you! Throw my name in the hat to send me some beads please!

Laura said...

Way to go on your shopping trip! I'm a sucker for a good deal and a free ticket to Hershey Park is awesome!

So you're an awesome shopper and an amazing jewelry designer, I bow to you! Throw my name in the hat to send me some beads please!

Bring A. Torch said...

Zow! You are quite the artiste!

Amyella said...

Love your beading and you are inspiring me to be better about coupon clipping!

Nowheymama said...

Here from Swistle. Hershey Park is so much fun! Although, because of our daughter's dairy allergies, we had to dig around in the gift store for a stuffed Hershey's Syrup souvenir. It's the only mascot for a food she can actually eat.

Kristi said...

your shopping skills never cease to amaze me...and 301 posts!!...thats impressive..LOVE the beads

desperate housewife said...

How beautiful! And also, Hershey park sounds awesome. Heaven on earth... The smell of chocolate.

Rolling Off The Edge... Together said...

Swistle sent me :) I do love a good savings story and homemade jewelry!

Shelly said...

Swistle sent me, too! Your jewelry is gorgeous!

Shelly Overlook said...

Such lovely pretties!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Pick me! Pick me! The beads are beautiful. And you know I love the grocery posts as I am trying to be a coupon wizard like you!

AndreAnna said...

Hey, do I get extra entries because I said I loved your jewelry yesterday BEFORE I knew there was a contest? LURVE.

ProudMary said...

Woah! Awesome savings AND a free ticket? BONUS!

LOVE the bracelet - how did you know those were my favorite colors?

Misty said...

Ooo, I love saving a ton on groceries. And your bead work is lovely!

Saly said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous!! I love analyzing my grocery receipts too.

d e v a n said...

I love the super shopping. I saved $12 at Target today and I was so pleased with myself. lol

Beautiful jewelry!

kimberlyk said...

Lovely jewelry! Nice savings at the grocery store too.

creative kerfuffle said...

rofl---i'm behind in my reading but i think it's funny that this post got 21 comments : ) do you take the kids w/ you grocery shopping? i found that i was doing really well w/ the coupons/savings before school was out but now that they're home w/ me it's harder to do those long shops.