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Weekly shopping totals for 9/18 - 9/24: Saved 62%

Posted September 26, 2013

Time to calculate those savings!


Here are my weekly shopping totals for the week of 9/18 - 9/24/13. 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: $215.84

Total saved: $134.31

Total paid: $81.53

Saved: 62%

Last week was a good week to stock up on meat at both Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter, so I did!  I also took advantage of the great deals on shredded cheese and milk at Harris Teeter and produce at Kroger.

My weekly budget is $80/week so I was $1.53 over last week. I can live with that.

I shopped at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Kroger and CVS last week.

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 26, 2013

    Wow jdoulgas! It was like a super doubles week for you! Excellent savings!!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 26, 2013

    With the new HT opening in Clayton, I had one of my best weeks ever. Most of my shopping was at HT, but we spread the love with FL, CVS, and Lowes, too.

    Total retail $439.28, OOP $124.56, savings $314.72 or 72%.

    The haul included bag of lemons, bag of onions, 2 51-oz Berio EVOO, 3 ziploc, 5 lbs shrimp, alouette, proscuitto, 3 garlic, fresh spinach, pomegranate, fresh ginger, carrots, 2 bacon, a double-thick London broil, 4 pkg stew meat, 2 pumpkin pies, jarlsburg, cauliflower, half & half, romaine, 2 potato chips, 1 cottonelle wipes & 2-pk refill,3 asiago bread, 4 triscuit, 4 lindt chocolate, wine for cooking, reddiwhip, eggs, gallon milk, fresh mushrooms, 3 28-pk water, 3 Cento tomatoes, 4 XL tuna pouch, scallions, 2 broccoli, snow peas, raddicho, eye round roast, 2 16-oz deli turkey, 3 red peppers, 3 renuzit.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 26, 2013

    Thanks for sharing, pmck! You saved 50%!

  • pmck Sep 26, 2013

    I spent $163 and saved $162. Most of my purchases were to replenish my pantry. September is Preparedness Month. With winter looming on the horizon, it's a great time to stock up on food I can cook on a firepit or gas grill. I learned valuable lessons the last time we had a big ice storm.