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WRAL SmartShopper

Weekly shopping totals for 8/28 - 9/3: Saved 63%

Posted September 4, 2013

Time to calculate those savings!


Here are my weekly shopping totals for the week of 8/28 - 9/3/13. 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: $203.54
Total saved: $ 127.60
Total paid: $75.95
Saved: 63%

My weekly budget is $80/week so I was under budget last week! 

I shopped at Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter, Walmart (price-matched Aldi produce deals), CVS and Target this week. All of these stores were on the way home from other activities (other than the HT shop) so I wasn't spending a bunch of extra gas going to the store.

How did you do this 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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  • scoutmomof2 Sep 4, 2013

    We shopped at Lowe's Foods, Kroger and of course Harris Teeter. We spent 51.47 and saved 59.75. This was 53.8%. Considering we bought 3 dozen eggs, lots of powerade and Pepsi, 1.5 pounds of sausage, 7 pounds of ribs, 5 pounds of chicken thighs, 3 gallons of milk, bread, fruit and veggies, pasta and other stuff I am pretty pleased. If my sons didn't drink so much milk or eat so much meat my bill would be nothing.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 4, 2013

    Well, we were all over the place this week - Aldi, HT Lowes, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, and FL. We combined our trips too also, the driving time otherwise would be crazy.

    Our numbers are rounded since I couldn't get the cents to match up :p total retail: $238, OOP $120, saved $118 or 50%. It was a rather bizarre assortment of items with a lot of stock-up things: 14 12-pks of soda, 5 blueberries, 6 tissues, 2 eggs, 2 ketchup, cake flour, sugar cones for ice cream, 2 avocadoes, 2 cases water, a cherry pie, buttermilk, lima beans, 4 english muffins, 2 fritos, 10 lbs butter, 2 mixed nuts, red potatoes, green peppers, radishes, and a gallon of half & half.