My Shopping Week Apr 4th – Apr 10th

Total Spent = $21.46

I did pretty good shopping last week, but this week was even better!  I had my yearly bonus Costco check so I was able to score quite a few things from there for free.  Plus, they give cash back if you do not use the whole check and since that is part of my grocery budget it goes right back into the pot.  I even had some Easter candy “splurges” this week.

If you want to see the current matchups then just click on the store link!

Price Chopper = $17.24

6 Cans of Campbell’s Soup $0.75 each
10 Lipton Sides $0.80 each
2 Bags of Fritos FREE
2 Sargento Shredded Cheese $1.25 each
3 Red Grapefruit $0.33 each
1 lb Baby Carrots $0.99
Rotisserie Chicken FREE

Tax was $0.76.  I saved $21.11 using Price Chopper sales, $6.50 using manufacturer coupons, and $1.98 using Price Chopper (kids club) coupons.

HyVee = $20.46

2 Bags of Jelly Beans $0.50 each
3 Reese’s Egg packs of six $1.00 each
HyVee Sourdough English Muffins $0.88
Chocolate Covered Peep $0.25
5 Boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal $1.20 each
Sugar $2.28
Mission Tortillas $0.84
6 Kiwi $0.25 each
1 Lemon $0.34
4 lbs Chicken $3.46

Tax was $0.91.  I saved $24.00 on HyVee sales, $5 using HyVee coupons, and $2.25 using manufacturer coupons.

Apple Market = $8.06

3 Green Giant Steamers $0.39 each
Barilla Linguine Pasta FREE
Tuna $0.59
2 Ragu Sauces $0.99 each
Bread FREE
2 Skippy Peanut Butters $2.00 each

Tax was $0.37.  I saved $7.20 on Apple Market sales, $0.05 for a sack refund, and $4.58 using manufacturer coupons.

Costco = $43.17 (used my Costco bonus check, which brought it to zero plus gave me $24.30 back)

5 lbs Organic White Corn $5.39
3 Gallons Whole Milk $2.62 each
3 lbs Bananas $1.39
5 lbs butter $6.99
Lasagne (4 meals) $11.99
3 lbs Organic Spinach $3.99
3 lbs Sour Cream $3.49

Tax was $2.14.  I saved $15.34 compared to my local grocery store.

This week I bought $176.94 in groceries for $21.46.  That is a savings of 88%!!!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bee April 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

You are my hero! I've just starting figuring out how the whole couponing/sales things goes. My savings are going up, and my cost going down…but I am not quite this good…yet! Thanks for all your post. Love your blog.


2 LittlePeopleWealth April 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Awww thanks! You'll get there. It takes a bit of practice then it becomes second nature 🙂


3 Fat April 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Ok… HOLY COW! I cannot believe you saved this much money! This is incredible! I'm spreading the word and telling some of my writer/editor colleagues to check you out, and believe me, that's a big deal because I am NOT the type to gush about anyone! I am following from MBC. Visit me if you'd like at


4 LittlePeopleWealth April 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Thanks 🙂 I love to save money and teach others how to do the same thing!


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