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I'll be chatting on 101.5 WRAL-FM on Monday morning

Posted March 5, 2010

I'll be chatting with Bill and Lynda in the Morning this coming Monday at 8:00 am on MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM. We'll be talking about the week's deals and all sorts of other cool frugal living things. I hope you can tune in!

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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 11, 2010

    Hi Audrey,
    $140.00 is ALOT better than $200!! Great job! You are right - it does get easier every week. Give yourself about 8 - 12 weeks to get your stockpile going, your coupon inventory up to speed and get into the weekly groove of couponing and meal planning. You will find that very soon it is alot easier and your savings will continue to increase.

  • audreycurrin Mar 8, 2010

    Thanks Faye! I went to Lowes and bought 140.00 dollars worth for 95.00. I guess it gets better with time. I was hoping it would be lower!! It's alot better than it has been..200.00 per week!!!! Thanks to the meal planning and everything I'm learning from you!!!!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 8, 2010

    Hi Audrey,
    Welcome to couponing and to the blog! In the next post below are the items I bought at the Lowe's Foods shop I mentioned on WRAL-FM this morning. This was not my only shop this week. I also did a loss leader shop at Harris Teeter tonight where I picked up their best deals for the week. It will help you to figure out these deals better if you read the Wednesday deals I listed on the blog last Wednesday. I post them each Wednesday for Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods, Kroger and Food Lion. They outline which coupons I used and where I got them. Here is the link to that post for the deals I got at HT and Lowe's this week - just copy and paste it into your browser.
    http://www.wral.com/5onyourside/smartshopper/blogpost/7155587/

    At Harris Teter tonight my subtotal before sales and coupons was $49.77 and I spent $17.53 for a savings of 65%. I bought Cantaloupe, cucumbers, roma tomatoes, HT shredded cheese, cheese sticks, granola bars and tortilla chips.

    Again, welcome!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 8, 2010

    So that last post jumbled everything together. Let's see if this one is a little easier to read!

    Lowe's Foods shop on 3/4:

    Subtotal before sales and coupons - $110.89

    Total Paid - $24.67

    Amount Saved: 78%

    Here is what I bought:

    2 packages fresh chicken breast (on sale $1.97/lb)

    1 lb carrots

    4 boxes Green Giant frozen veggies

    4 bags Steamfresh veggies

    4 bags Sargento shredded cheese

    6 containers Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt

    Lowe's Foods Butter, 1 lb

    3 bottles All Laundry Det.

    2 Planters granola bars boxes

    Nature's Own 100% whole wheat bread (free with price scan guarantee - sale price on shelf didn't ring up, took to register after I paid - got it for free)

    4 bags Quaker rice cakes (free w/sale & coupon)

    3 Welch's grape jelly (free with sale and .75 coupon)

    Smart Balance Chunky Peanut Butter

    1 Crab Classic

    2 Lowe's Foods Cheese pizzas

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 8, 2010

    Lowe's Foods shop on 3/4
    Subtotal before sales and coupons - $110.89
    Total Paid - $24.67
    Amount Saved: 78%

    Here is what I bought (see the blog post I referenced above for all the details on coupons to use and sales for Lowe's Foods this week):
    2 packages fresh chicken breast (on sale $1.97/lb)
    4 boxes Green Giant frozen veggies (.50 each w/ sale and coupon)
    4 bags Steamfresh veggies (free w/sale & coupon) 2 Lowe's Foods Cheese pizzas 4 bags Sargento shredded cheese 6 containers Dannon Light Yogurt (.08 each w/sale & coupon) Lowe's Foods Butter, 1 lb 3 bottles All Laundry Det. (.99 each with sale and coupon) Nature's Own 100% whole wheat bread (free with price scan guarantee - sale price on shelf didn't ring up, took to register after I paid - got it for free) 2 Planters granola bars boxes 4 bags Quaker rice cakes (free w/sale & coupon) 3 Welch's grape jelly (free with sale and .75 coupon) 1 lb carrots Smart Balance Chunky Peanut Butter 1 Crab Classic

  • audreycurrin Mar 8, 2010

    Faye, You said on the show that you bought groceries this week for around 24 dollars.( withou coupons it would have been around 125.00 or so. I'm new at this. I know it's alot to ask, can you give a break down of that recipt. Thanks, Audrey