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Weekly shopping totals for 9/11 - 9/17: Saved 83%!!

Posted September 18, 2013

Time to calculate those savings!


Thanks to a week of Harris Teeter triple coupons, I was able to save a total of 83% for all my groceries this week, including produce, dairy and meat!

Here are my weekly shopping totals for the week of 9/11 - 9/17/13. They include how much I would have spent without sales and coupons, how much I saved and how much I actually spent. How did you do this week?

Subtotal before sales and coupons: $484.27
Total saved: $401.69
Total paid: $82.58
Saved: 83%

This was a big week for savings because of Harris Teeter triple coupons! It is definitely not normal for me to take home this much product, but I am well stocked on many products we use often like bread, bagels, soup, tortillas, rice, Green Giant veggies, Kraft Fresh Take, Lysol, pasta, tofu, Ivory and so much more. I am sure the food bank will enjoy some of these deals as well.

My weekly budget is $80/week so I was $2.58 over last week. It was worth it to get all the goodies at HT triples though!

I made 5 trips to Harris Teeter this week to hit the triples deals. Luckily, I had functions or appointments in Cary and Raleigh multiple days so I didn't make special trips just to go to Harris Teeter (other than the first day).  I also shopped at the local produce stand down the street, Food Lion, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart last week.  Once again,  my husband bought some soda at Dollar General.

How did you do last week?

To figure out the percentage you saved:

Take the total amount saved divided by the total amount before sales and coupons.

How did you do this week?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 19, 2013

    dianelucasrat - great job on your HT savings! Thanks for posting!

  • dianelucasrat Sep 19, 2013

    last weeks saving with triple coupons
    purchased $261.00 worth of groceries paid oop $50.00 81% savings
    I did make 4 trips to ht -- I got a lot of free items or nearly free!! I'm pretty well stocked!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 19, 2013

    Thanks for sharing, jdouglas! You are definitely stocked up on pasta!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 18, 2013

    We shopped at HT twice for triples, Lowes, and Target. Total retail $313.09, OOP $137.48, savings $175.61 or 56%. Another big stock up week for us.

    22 barilla, 2 muellers, 4 lb sugar, 4 lb of 10x sugar, 2 fritos, 5 pacific broth, grey poupon, 12 cento tomatoes, Always, 12 cabot cheese, 2 foil cupccake liners, stuffed olives, 4 diced tomatoes 14.5oz, fresh mushrooms, 2 windex, method handsoap refill, 2 boxes donuts!, 8 ea chicken breasts, chicken legs for 3 meals, 3 reynolds foil, 1 pomi tomatoes, fresh green beans, 5 shredded mozz, 2 2-lb ricotta, Bisquick, 2 lysol wipes, 4 renuzit, 2 hersheys choc syrup, plastic food bags, 100 ct centrum, toothpaste.

    Clearly, we are now well stocked on pasta and canned tomatoes!