Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My shopping list

okay people are always asking me what I actually buy that I save so much on...So I just got back from Publix. I spent $79.27 and SAVED $108.90

I'll do my best to type up what I got:

2 half gallons of organic milk
4 boxes of keebler crackers various types
2 boxes Dunkin Hines cake mix
2 boxes Dunkin Hines brownie mix
8 packages of Birds eye steam fresh veggies (various)
3 packages Kraft white american cheese
6 packages Kraft all natural shredded cheeses
2.28 lbs sweet potatoes
1.33 lbs sweet onions
4 cans Swanson all natural chicken broth
2 16 oz sour cream
2 pkgs ghiredelli dark chocolate chips
2 pks chex mix (treat for hubby)
2 large jars motts natural applesauce
2 pkgs Thomas English muffins
2 Ronzoni Smart taste spaghetti boxes
2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne boxes
2 boxes kelloggs frosted flakes (shhh...special treat for the kids...will be hidden in the stock pile)
1 pkg Quaker Quakes Ranch rice cakes
1 pkg Publix Ranch Rice cakes
2 bags of Craisins
2 Bags of craisins trail mix
Hillshire farm Honey ham (can't remember the amounts for this)
Hillshire farm roasted chicken
2 boxes fish sticks
2 jars Emerald natural sea salt and cracked pepper cashews
2 jars Emerald natural cocoa roasted almonds
1 bottle wesson oil
2 large jars Kraft light mayo
2 bottles Kraft salad dressing
I'm missing something but I can't make it out on my receipt and don't have my list right here...sorry!

Now please keep in mind if you read this and say "that's the oddest list ever" what do they eat - the key to saving is stockpiling. I buy what's on sale and I have a coupon for..what's on a low sale. Just because it's on sale doesn't make it a good sale!
Then what I buy isn't something we eat right then necessarily. Like the cake and brownie mixes for instance those will go in my stock pile for emergencies when I need something quick. So don't think all we eat is junk food. When I buy things like crackers. Generally those go into the stock pile so I have them on hand when I need to make a cheeseball for something, etc....when you buy things one great sales with coupons and only pay pennies then you have it on hand when you need it in the future!!

And for those of you that don't know I LOVE it saves me a ton of time and money! I could do it on my own without the grocery game...yes...but that would take hours and a lot of brain power. I admire people who are able to do that...follow the sales trends, keep up with all the sales papers, match them to coupons ensuring the sale is totally worth it, etc...but I just don't have time for that. I tried it. NOPE not me...
The Grocery Game does it all for me and makes it super clear. So that's what I use. There are other sites out there that are mom, souther savers, etc...and I look at those some. But for ME Grocery game has saved me the most and cuts my time involved in the process to just minutes.

It takes me about 15 min to gather my lists and get my coupons out and with the list. Feel free any time to ask any questions. I'm still fairly new to it all but I'll do my best to answer your questions as best as I can...I LOVE talking money saving!! I like to choose where my money goes I've decided as much as possible. And I have found a lot of better things where I want to put my money instead of retailers and mega grocery stores!! so I'm all about saving as much as I can now!


1 comment:

Leslie said...

You are the saving queen. You would not believe how many people have asked me about it.