Monday, April 20, 2009

Saved 70 Percent Today

I'm planning to do a more detailed post in the next week and a half about how I've been saving money on grocery and household items , BUT today was a milestone day -- I saved 70% on my grocery bill (my average has been about 50%). I only did a quick run today because I had some coupons that I knew would match up with some sales, so I wanted to share with you!

How much do you think I paid for these items?

Which included:
3 4-packs of toilet paper
3 herb blends
2 cans of pork and beans
5 pounds of ground chuck
2 pounds of pork chops

I paid $11.

Without sales, coupons or specials, this would have cost about $36. The thing is, that $11 was mostly the meat. The toilet paper and herb blends were free (because of coupons). And I got 7 pounds of meat for less than $10. Because I got meat that was on "manager's special." Basically, it just means I go home and put it in my freezer to use when I need it because it's "expiring." (The other day I got a roast for about $3.)

Anyway, I was very excited and had to share! Thing is, anyone can do this. So, soon I will post my tips and tricks so everyone can do it. No one should be paying retail for groceries anymore!


Christine April 21, 2009 at 8:49 AM  

Wow! That's awesome. We use that toilet paper and Keith gets the Manager specials, too.

Melinda April 22, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

I LOVE Kroger's Managers Specials! I look for them on lunch meat and hot dogs, too, and it saves me a ton!

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