Thursday, January 12, 2012

Shopping 01/12/2012

My second shopping trip of the week.  This picture shows the combined items for three different trips:




The left row is the Family Dollar trip:

Details:
$6.00 - (2) 24-pk Stayfree feminine stuff
($.50) - Sale
($.50) - Sale
($2.50) - Buy 1 Get One Free Coupon
$.30 - Tax
$2.80 Total Out Of Pocket

Total Value = $6.30
Total OOP = $2.80
Total Savings = $3.50
Percentage Savings = 56%




Center Row is the Kroger trip:

Details
$15.35 - 4 Bags Steam Fresh Products + 1 Gorton Fillet Fish
($3.00) - (3) MFG coupons @ $.50 doubled
($1.00) - Store Coupon from purchasing the Pillsbury Grands on Sunday
($3.00) - Store Coupon from purchasing pizzas a couple weeks ago
$8.35 Total Out of Pocket

Total Value = $15.35
Total OOP = $8.35
Total Savings = $7.00
Percentage Savings = 46%




Right row is the Meijer Trip

Details:
$34.18 - 12 Smart Ones + 2 Premium Crackers with Sea Salt
($4.00) - Meijer Promotion
($9.24) - Meijer Sale on Smart Ones
($5.00) - Facebook Coupon on Smart Ones
($1.00) - MFG Coupon on Crackers
$14.94 - Total Out of Pocket

Total Value = $34.18
Total OOP = $14.94
Total Savings = $19.24
Percentage Savings = 57%

Total Value for today's shopping trips = $55.83
Total Out of Pocket = $26.09
Total Percentage Savings = 54%

Not as well as I would like, but I'm still meeting at least 50% savings so I'll take it.



Now let's go back and see how I'm doing for the month so far

$117.08 - Total Value = $61.25 (Week 1) + $55.83 (Week 2)
$48.67 - Total Out of Pocket = $22.58 (Week 1) + $26.09 (Week 2)
$68.41 - Total Dollars Saved
Percentage Savings - 59%


Now, I know that you are probably saying, yes, but there is no meat in the picture.  Correct and no I am not a vegetarian.  I just currently have plenty of chicken, hamburger meat, pork and seafood in the freezer that haven't needed to purchase any meat products.  However, with that said, bacon and lunch meat will soon be on the shopping list.

And, remember, I'm not shopping the same as you are.  Remember my inventory.  There is a lot of things on it so there is not much that I need in the way of pantry and personal hygiene products.  I will be purchasing some fresh veggies (salad items) here soon and a few other items so my percentage savings may even get a little lower if I can't hit sales and take advantage that way.


 

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