I skipped posting Super Savings Saturday last week because I was still trying to catch my breath and recover from our garage sale. So here's what we've purchase in the way of groceries in the last 2 weeks:
Week 1 our local grocery store was running their Double Coupon promotion so I stopped by there to pick up a few good deals. We then discovered later that night that we were entirely out of diapers and our shipment from Amazon.com hadn't come in yet (I usually purchase the majority of our diapers through Amazon using Swagbucks). So my husband made a quick run to the store for diapers.
Our total for groceries last week was $26.15
This week, we hit Dillons and Target and bought all of the items pictured above for $30.81. But we also got back $10 in Target gift cards. (See more details on the Target deals in this post here.)
I'm considering hitting Target one more time this week in order to roll those gift cards and buy more Edy's ice cream and Special K bars. We love ice cream at this house–especially for $0.50 per tub–but I'm wondering if having all that ice cream around might counteract the good thing I've got going in the weight loss department here?! (By the way, I've now lost 5 pounds in two weeks and I'm pretty confident that it is a direct result of drinking the Acai Juice!)
In case you're wondering where the produce is in these pictures, we were the recipients (again!) of more fresh fruit and veggies from friends who had some excess. In addition, we've been eating some of the frozen fruit and veggies we have which need to be used up.
And don't forget that I shop using the Buy-Ahead Principle so we're definitely not just living off the food pictured above for two weeks–otherwise that'd be a pretty sorry diet!
I'm excited that we're underbudget again this month. I'm trying to set aside a little extra grocery money every week to make another bulk purchase and it looks like that's going to be feasible quite soon. Now my problem is just settling on exactly what that bulk purchase will be as my head is swirling with ideas! Stay tuned for more details, as they unfold!
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Soon to Be Mrs. K says
Check out my deal on Patio Furniture 90% off at Kmart. I was looking around Kmart.com to learn more about Blue Light Specials and was unable to find anything. Have you seen this before?
I found the berry juice in the refrigerated section of my Wal Mart.
Crystal–how much of it did you drink each day?
Money Saving Mom here: I have been drinking about 8-16 oz. per day. Usually 8 oz. in the morning with breakfast and then sometimes another 8 oz. in the afternoon.
Hope that helps!
I walked all over my wmart for the Acai Juice and couldn’t find it – does anyone know what department it is in? I need to check Sam’s too but i’ve been wanting to try this stuff because of the antioxidants.
Money Saving Mom here: I’m waiting on info from the manufacturers since people keep asking me about this. I’ll let you know when I find out!
Ashlei Matthews says
Crystal-I goofed as this is my first link to my blog…can you delete me from the #138 row with my name. I fixed it on #139…THANKS!
Could you tell us what other stores you shop besides Dillons and Target. We live in the area and I still don’t know where to get the best deals. Thanks!
Money Saving Mom here: I pretty much only shop at Dillons, Aldi, and Target, though I’ll occasionally hit Walgreens if the sales are really exceptional or another local grocery store when they have double dollar coupons.
Funny question, but what department are the cinnabon bars from? I had a coupon and they were on sale last week at my grocery store but I could not find them! I asked two employees who couldn’t either? Are they frozen, breakfast/cereal…?
Money Saving Mom here: They should be with the granola bars–at least that’s where I’ve found them! Maybe because they are newer your store didn’t have them in yet?
What store and in what area of the store is the Acai Juice sold? I would like to know please. Thank you.
Liz @ Frugally Blonde says
Sorry – could you delete link #121. I posted it by mistake. Thanks!
Frugal Fritzie says
Dillons & Target are 2 of my favorite places, love their deals! I don’t live in a very big town, so I don’t have a lot of the big chains, but I’m SO glad to have these 2 stores. Thanks for the post!
You are truly an inspiration with your grocery shopping.
Would you be able to do a post on how to get meat in our grocery shopping. I’ve never seen a picture that you bough meat for the week..How do you make casseroles, meals, etc…without. Do you guys eat vegetarian? Much of my food budget is buying ground turkey, chicken, meat, etc…weekly so I would love some tips specifically in this area. Thanks!
Money Saving Mom here: Meghan, there’s a big package of ground turkey in the Target picture (I used the Jennie-O $5/1 coupon that was available to sign up for a few months ago to get it free). And two weeks ago, I bought a bunch of beef sausage:
Meat is definitely not the prominent item featured in most of my grocery shopping pictures, but I usually buy at least a few pounds each week–depending upon the sales and mark-downs and how much grocery money I have leftover.
I’m pretty creative in the meat department because I’ve learned to work with what we have, what’s on sale, and what is reduced. I’ve also learned a number of ways to keep meat from breaking your budget, which I wrote about here:
My husband enjoys meat but we’ve also learned that we can save a lot of money if we don’t use as much of it as often. So it’s a sacrifice we’re making right now in order to keep our expenses low while we aggressively save for a home.
our red house says
Oh for coupons! I wish we had them in this country. I’d love to make deals like my American friends, but sadly it’s not to be!
Kate in Australia:-)
How many points do you need to buy diapers with Swagbucks on Amazon? I am thinking of signing up with Swagbucks. We usually buy our diapers at Costco.
Money Saving Mom here: I think I usually average about $30 on diapers per month–but I have two in diapers full-time and my oldest daughter wears them still at nights. That equals about 270 Swagbucks per month. You can usually earn around 3-5 Swagbucks per day through searches and through adding codes to your account which they release on their blog, on Twitter, or on the toolbar. And then if you get a few referrals through sharing with friends online, you can easily earn an additional 150 points or so per month. So since we no longer have CVS and cloth-diapering is just not working for me at this season of life, it’s a wonderful way for me to be able to buy almost all of our diapers without paying any money out of pocket!
I say “Go back for more Edy’s!”. 🙂
I was so excited to have stocked up on our beloved Double Fudge Brownie flavor…until DH accidently left the freezer door ajar and ruined our stash…:( Oh well! Easy come…easy go! 🙂 If I have time today, I may go and restock. We’re trying to lose weight as well…so maybe it WAS a good thing.