Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grocery Shopping 1-27-23

I have a bit of excited bragging to do.
I know it isn't polite to brag but this kind of  bragging is okay.

As you all know from my previous blog posts, I have been venturing into couponing for  a little over a year now. I have had my ups and downs with it but for the most part I have been able to save.

For the past two weeks I have really been putting time into my couponing and trying to find good deals.

I kind of made couponing my job. 

So last week on Friday I spent a couple of hours combing through my local Kroger and Community Market's sales ads. I compared my coupons with what was on sale. Then I made a list of what I wanted to get.

Here you can see my coupon box open with my homemade dividers.

I loaded all my sales ads, my lists, and my clear pocketbook coupon folder with the coupons I planned on using inside into my coupon box and closed it all up and headed to Kroger.

My Kroger is about a 15 minute drive from my home.
During this drive time, I am constantly running over the deals in my head.
I have my list and my game plan.
I don't know why but I always get really nervous.

But I had no reason to be nervous.
As you can see here, I got $333.81 worth of groceries for $151.97. That is a 54% savings!!!

The best deals I found:
Colgate toothpaste: Free
Colgate Toothbrushes: Free
All laundry detergent for $1.49
Snuggle Fabric Softener for $1.49
4 pack Activia yogurt $0.49
Hefty Slider Bags $0.49
Bagged Chicken, pork cutlets, and sirloin roasts were all buy one get one free so I was able to get about $50.00 of free meat!

I am sure there are a few deals I forgot to mention.

I am super proud of this accomplishment. I have not been able to get 50% savings until last week.
My next goal is 75% savings.

Faith is proud of our savings as well! And is astonished that our receipt is as tall as she is.
(She is nearly 12, 5 foot 1 inches...a mere 1 inch shorter than me )

I now see each week's shopping as a game.
I have to beat my previous score!

This is the coupons from last Sunday's paper..
They have been clipped and filed.

Tomorrow I will get out next week's papers and plan my menu and sales.

Until we meet again...
Be Blessed.


  1. That is great! I haven't gotten into couponing, but can see how you can save a lot of money. I go back and forth between Kroger and WalMart and am always looking for the best deals. Sounds like you are having fun with it too. :-) Happy Wednesday evening, Heather

  2. Wonderful! I wish I had known more about couponing when we had a houseful of teenagers! :-) now that it's mostly just hubby and I, the savings aren't the same. Bragging IS allowed. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Good job on the coupon savings! Hubby is our coupon guy. He reads your blog too.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)