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cruisnfamily
09-04-2005, 08:20 AM
Here's our weekly thread to post your grocery savings. If you can, list retail price, price paid, and savings($s, and %s). Also, list how you did it, what method.

I'm just waiting for this weeks grocery game list to come up. Happy Shopping everybody!

disney4us2002
09-04-2005, 10:03 AM
Bumping for info. I am no longer doing gg but do regularly check with couponmom for my area. I noticed she has NO coupons from today's paper so I'm wondering if there are any inserts. That is the only reason I buy the paper so I'll save my money if there aren't any coupons. Can someone let me know please?

starwood
09-04-2005, 10:28 AM
We had a proctor and gamble insert in NJ.

cruisnfamily
09-04-2005, 12:03 PM
We had a proctor and gamble insert in NJ.
According to the grocery game list, that's the only coupons this week. The P&G insert, no ss or v coupons this week.

cruisnfamily
09-04-2005, 12:10 PM
My "needs" are finally starting to come down! Still had some needs but not as many. OK, here are this weeks numbers.

Shopped at Winn Dixie using grocery game list

Retail price: $135.05
I paid: $93.01
Savings: $42.04 (31%)

I'm still hoping to get my savings up to 50% but when I have to buy things that arent' on sale but are needed(like milk, bread, etc) it messes with my percentages. Oh well, I'm just happy I spent under $100 this week and my pantry/fridge/freezer are still stocked!

How'd everybody else do?

KaitlinsMom
09-04-2005, 04:51 PM
Here we go -

Total - $ 472.83
Paid - $ 257.63
Saved - $215.20 or 46%

Spent some money because I have bunco at my house this week - So a couple of bottles on wine - they were on sale, just not at 50%! or I think I would have saved about 50% - Also, New York Strip Steak was on sale at like 50% off, so I had to stock up on that!

Next week will be much less because I have no more room in my freezer!

Interested to hear from others

Karen

tikilyn
09-04-2005, 05:03 PM
Here's my savings for the week.

Shelf = 67.13
coupons = 27.89
total paid = 44.24
Savings = 42%

I shop at HEB so my savings haven't been over 50% yet and a lot of the things on my list weren't correct like the soap. Oh and my freezer (I dont' have a chest freezer yet) is full. I can't get anything into it :rotfl: :rotfl:

chris1gill
09-05-2005, 08:14 AM
We did okay yesterday :)

We got 305.00 worth of food at Stop & Shop for 54.00 & 16.00 worth at Shaws for .54 cents....

We got the following at S&S:
20 Perdue breaded chicken which were B1G1F, and I had 1.50 coupons off of each

15 packs of Perdue skinless/boneless chicken @ 2.49lb (about 22 pounds)

20 Ballpark Beef Franks also B1G1F w/.75 coupon doubled per package

10 Kellogg's Right Bites w/raincheck of buy 5, save 10.00, also had .55/1 coupons that doubled...

3 Thomas's Mini Bagels 1.00/1 coupon & 50% off =.69 each

1 Thomas's Toasting Bread 50% off = 1.69

The breaded chicken was originally 3.99, the Ballpark's were originally 3.79 & the Right Bites were originally 2.69, I think we may have got one milk in there as well...

We did split the order in two & used two 10.00/75.00 coupons found in the weekly flyer's

At Shaws we got 14 Essentia Pasta's for .75ea & 1 loaf of bread... we used the Essentia 1.00/1 coupons found in the store to get them for free & only wound up paying .54 for the bread....

The last few S&S trips have been AWESOME!!

momoftwins
09-05-2005, 09:00 AM
You may already know this, but the S & S in m area will match Shaw's coupons also. I sometimes get $5 off $50, $8 off $80, etc that will span a couple of weeks. As a matter of fact, I am going to have to remember to ask if they will match anyone elses.

I know they do match others: triple coupons (up to 5)

chris1gill
09-05-2005, 09:38 AM
Our Shaws isn't very generous in their 5/50's or any such value... I think what they have had lately is 7/80... so our S&S has been better... We haven't had any triples in a while, do you have triples from any local store where you are?

momoftwins
09-05-2005, 01:17 PM
I use the North Attleboro store and I haven't seen triples from anyone in a while. I use to get Star Market triples (I don't even know if they are still in Rhode Island) and use them.

It's funny that I use Stop & Shop for most of my shopping. However, I hardly ever get any coupons from them - go figure. So, the Shaws discounts do come in handy.

One of my neighbors told me to ask them if the will take BJ coupons since they are right down the road. I will have to ask them next time I am in there.

donnajon
09-05-2005, 05:56 PM
Publix GG list:
Total: 124.78
Spent:48.00
Saved: 76.78 (62%)
And that is with accidentally buying the wrong kind of soup. I bought 3 cans that were $2.19 each but I thought they were the BOGOs. Might have to take them back!

Super Bi-Lo (not on the list but using what I've learned)
Total: 154.08
Spent: 81.12
Saved: 72.96 (47%)

Now for the long wait until next Sunday when I can save again!

Kristi1357
09-06-2005, 05:41 AM
Funny you mentioned about Stop N Shop & Shaws accepting each others coupons - I FINALLY figured that out just this week, DUH! :rolleyes:

I did really well (well, not as well as chris1gill) at SNS last week - about 60% off at checkout. I had two SNS $10 off coupons though: one from flyer and one from a mailing. And I am amazed by your Shaws deal!!! I am so jealous. Must try harder this week... :flower:

Please post if you guys find out about BJ's coupons!

Kristi

Auggietina
09-06-2005, 01:36 PM
I just stopped in quickly to Shaw's at Lunch but because of this thread - I found out about the coupons!


3 100 oz Yes Laundry Det $5.99 each (on sale buy 1 get 2 free)
4 1lb package essentia $1.00 (on Sale 4/$3)
Had 4 $1 off coupon for any essentia product

Retail - 21.97
Paid - $4.99
Savings of 77%

Kristi1357
09-06-2005, 02:19 PM
I just got home from Stop N Shop - best trip yet!

Total before savings: $167.21

Paid $55.44

Saved 67%

Woo hoo! Now off to Walgreens with THE List! :teeth:

chris1gill
09-07-2005, 08:26 AM
Woo hoo! Now off to Walgreens with THE List! :teeth:


Kristi, what is THE list for Walgreens? I always miss their deals....

I have to find out about the BJ's coupons, that was a great thought by MomofTwins!

Kristi1357
09-07-2005, 09:33 AM
Kristi, what is THE list for Walgreens? I always miss their deals...

www.thegrocerygame.com just started a weekly walgreens "list" - and it's free! I did well last week, and we'll see what happens this week. I never shopped there before, but am trying it out for now.

suzct
09-07-2005, 12:58 PM
Momoftwins,
Thanks so much for the info that S&S will take competitors "end of order" coupons. I never even thought to ask that. I acually brought a 8/$50 from Pricechopper and a 8/$80 from Shaws. Since my order after coupons was over $130, she said she could actually take both. I got $16 off just by bringing those. I've really been missing out.
My total for this week were:

Total before savings $244
Total after $125

I did really well this week with 51% savings
Wow. It's really worth it.

chris1gill
09-07-2005, 02:40 PM
Suzct, Just a heads up, but our Shaws & S&S's will allow you to give them the 8/80 FIRST before all other coupons, and then take the regular coupons off... your stores may not allow that, but ours all do... Just an FYI...

Now I have to figure out Walgreens...

Momoftwins,
Thanks so much for the info that S&S will take competitors "end of order" coupons. I never even thought to ask that. I acually brought a 8/$50 from Pricechopper and a 8/$80 from Shaws. Since my order after coupons was over $130, she said she could actually take both. I got $16 off just by bringing those. I've really been missing out.
My total for this week were:

Total before savings $244
Total after $125

I did really well this week with 51% savings
Wow. It's really worth it.

Lisa loves Pooh
09-07-2005, 07:28 PM
Last week

Retail $128.20
Paid $91.35
Savings $36.85 (29%)

This week
Retail $134.62
Paid $87.88
Savings $46.74 (35%)

supposedly grocery game--but I may drop it b/c I am just not using that many coupons--and I need to stop buying things "just because" and stock up on just what I use.

Kristi1357
09-08-2005, 07:19 AM
Suzct, Just a heads up, but our Shaws & S&S's will allow you to give them the 8/80 FIRST before all other coupons, and then take the regular coupons off... your stores may not allow that, but ours all do... Just an FYI...

Now I have to figure out Walgreens...

I always give Shaws & S&S those biggies last - since that's what they say on them! I will try giving them to the cashier on the top of my coupon pile and see what happens next week. Thanks for the tip!