Friday, January 6, 2012

Snack Attack grocery week

My shopping trip this week was a good example of being able to stockpile with realistic savings, and another good reminder that what you see on TV isn't realistic. Yes, it's fun to get freebies AND money back from the store like I did last week, but it's not going to happen every time. I could make it happen, or darn close to it, but that would require me making multiple trips a week to the store to save an extra $5 per trip. With gas prices creeping up again, I'm trying to save even more money by doing my errands in one shot. If I have another errand that takes me near the store, I will stop in, but I'm not making a special trip to save $5 when it costs me gas AND time!

OK, I'm off my soapbox. On to what everyone really cares about: My savings.

This week, my total before coupons was $140!

After coupons and sales, my total (pre tax) was just $40! 

You'll notice I have Eggland's Best Eggs. These were not on sale. However, after my coupon doubled, these name brand eggs were still cheaper than the store brand (and even the Walmart brand AND cheaper than Costco). So sometimes the big brand, even not on sale, with the coupons is the best deal.

Here's what I got:

(3) Eggland's Best Large Eggs (.50/1)
(2) Pop Secret (.50/1)
(2) Tyson Chicken strips ($1/1)
(2) Cheezits multipacks
(6) Bird's Eye Veggies ($1/3)
(2) Muir Glen tomato sauce (.75/1)
Crispix (free WYB Any 2 cheezits)
(2) Family Size Tostitos
15.5 oz Tostito Dip (Free WYB any 2 family sized tostitos)
30 oz Tostito Salsa (.55/1 salsa WYB tostito chips + $2/1 salsa WYB any 2 tostito chips YAB flyer)
Quaker Oatmeal Squares
Spice Island Organic Basil ($2/1 YAB flyer)
Spice Island Organic Saigon Cinnamon ($2/1 YAB flyer)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast ($1/1 meat WYB 2 spice island hang tag)
(14) Snackwell/Nabisco 100 snacks ($1/2 tearpad)

$5/55 Winn Dixie Coupon + $5/25 Save A lot Coupon

My store limits to one Save A lot coupon per day. I could have saved more by going back over several days and breaking up my purchases. By doing it the way I did, I had an overall 72 percent savings.  That's my goal when I shop, and anything above that is just bonus.

I'm still not sure if spending $6.45 for 2 bags of chips and 2 jars of salsa was a great deal. My favorite deal this week is a toss up between restocking our snack shelf and finding the spices! I ended up paying just $1.29 after coupon for those PLUS extra savings on meat!


  1. Wow! What a score! One of my resolutions is to use my coupons more regularly. BTW I followed your link from 2p's!


  2. I agree with you the television shows are not realistic savings. You don't see them buying much meat or dairy products. The chip deal didn't bowl me over so I didn't do that one either lol. Still some great deals this past week! Wish our stores doubled!!! WTG!


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