Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Finals 11 4 11

I wanted to thank everyone who voted for me at Top Mommy Blogs. I am now #3 on the Frugal Living page and I am ranked 116 overall.  It only takes a second to vote by clicking Top Mommy Blogs and that gets me one vote. Let’s see if my readers can get me into the top 100 this week! I would be so delighted. Now on to shopping…

Last week the most viewed were:

1. Weekly Shopping
2. Saving a Bundle
3. Saved by the Sale

Stop by these ladies sites to view some awesome savings!

I went shopping at Kroger twice this week, since my parents came into town and I needed a few things. Hence, the tiny shopping trip listed first.

Kroger shopping

1 Kroger corn chips $1.00
4 Barrilla pasta $1.00 - 4 $0.55/1 Barrilla Pasta SS 09/18/11
            - Final $0.45 each
2 lunchmeat $2.99

I spent $8.78 and saved $3.72 on $12.50 worth of retail food. My parents came into town and we wanted sandwiches. I didn’t have any lunch meat, so I had to go to the store.

Kroger # 2

3 Kuerig coffees 12 Pack $4.49 clearance rack reg. $11.88 each
2 Sour Cream $1.00 each
2 lbs Cheese $2.99 each
1 Planters Peanut butter $2.50 - $1/1 Kroger eCoupons
            -Final $1.50
1 Package Sliced Cheese 1lb. $2.99
1 lb carrots $1.00
1 turkey @ $0.59 lb $6.82

$35.74 and saved $18.12 on $53.86 worth of groceries retail. 
This is more savings, since the Kuerig coffees did not reflect as savings on the receipt. I could add another $15.00 in savings and value. I bought peanut butter because of the $1.00 ecoupon and the Peanut crisis. I have enough to last until June. So if any more sales come up. I will get some more. 

Walmart Shopping

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1 Huggies Slip on Diapers $9.49 - $3/1 Huggies slip on diapers
            -Final $6.49

Overall this week I spent $51.01 on family needs and saved $24.84 on $75.85 worth of Grocery needs. This is more savings, since the Kuerig coffees did not reflect as savings on the receipt. I could add another $15.00 in savings and value.

I need cheese. If anyone has any good cheese deals out there PLEASE let me know. I am having a difficult time.

I didn’t feel like I got a whole lot for my money this week. I seem to be in a bit of a slump. Does anyone else feel there are not as many GOOD deals out there as there used to be?

How did you do this week? Please share your shopping trips below so others can see and learn how to save. 


  1. I agree that they deals aren't quite as good anymore. However, since we eat so much differently than we used to eat I don't notice it quite as much.

    The prices at our butcher shop have stayed the same for the past year. Wonder why that is? I'm thankful for that, but it does seem strange to me.

  2. I am glad I am not the only one with this thought. I am able to eat more organic and fresh food than I used to thanks to couponing. Despite some couponers I still try to make it a point to buy fresh fruit and veggies nearly every week. This helps me provide nutritious meals for my family.

  3. Thanks so much for your link up and for linking me as a most viewed last week! You are awesome!!!

  4. Hi, new follower to your blog from the Lots of Lovin' Hop,

    Hope you can drop in, say Hi and follow back :)

    Have a great weekend.

  5. I have a store local to me that marks down packages of Kraft shredded cheese when they get close to their expiration date. When I find these great deals (and they're only there once in a while), I buy a bunch and freeze them. Shredded cheese freezes great; blocks of cheese, not so well.

    Thanks for linking up! And I'm glad to have you in my linkup list.

  6. Thanks for the linky and for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

  7. I don't think the deals are as great as they used to be either. I've been in a big slump for a while, but think I may finally be coming out of it - due to necessity LOL

    It may not be as much as you feel like you should get for your money; just remember - any savings is better than none!

    Keep up the good work! :)

  8. Thanks for sharing Laura! I wish I could find marked down cheese. I have been keeping my eye out for a while now.

    @Wendy I am just wondering if purchasing $10 in papers every week is worth it, or should I just bank that money instead and use printable coupons. I am still thinking about it.

  9. Hi Amy

    Thanks for joining Family Fun On A Small Budget. I am now following you too! I also linked up my Harris Teeter savings!


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