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Weekly grocery update

December 17th, 2008 at 09:47 pm

I'm happy to report 51% coupon savings last week, which is HUGE. I've only beat that 3 other times during the year.

The dollar value was also HUGE too, though. Before coupons, total was $334.21. Coupon savings was $170.09, and the total after coupons was $164.12. Groceries & household totaled $76.64 ($191.48 - $114.84 coupons). Dog food totaled $87.48 ($142.73 - $55.25 coupons).

Some of my coupons are CVS extra bucks and Walgreens register rewards, where I paid for items in previous weeks (and included the cost those weeks), so when I spent the rewards or bucks this week to reduce my spending, I count them as coupons.

Some of the excessive spending was to stock up on dog food for two weeks instead of one, and then there were just a lot of good deals. Ironically, when there are good deals, I spend a lot. Either that means they aren't as good as I thought they were, or I've fallen prey to the marketing ploys behind having these fantastic sales. Hmmm...I'll have to think about that more.

7 Responses to “Weekly grocery update”

  1. familyof8 Says:

    Great job!!!

  2. campfrugal Says:

    That is awesome!

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    wow!! I REALLY need to start using coupons.

  4. littlemama Says:

    Good job, and just think of it as stocckpiling! Smile

  5. mom-sense Says:


    Well done! I need to get back on board with coupons again!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I think I fell pray to some of the marketing. I bought some candy at Walgreens the other day thinking it was a rebate item. I was wrong. So, spent $10 on something I didn't need. I may still be able to return. Ugh!!

    Good job on the savings!

  7. North Georgia Gal Says:

    WOW!! Wish I could be dedicated enough to use coupons!

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