This week I took advantage of Meijer’s brand sale. I used two mealbox coupons, but only one manufacturer’s coupon for the Clorox. Overall I think I did pretty well. I was shopping not only for our family, but I am cooking for 15 on Sunday, so I had to buy things to make chili, cornbread, and caramel corn to feed a crowd. I was underbudget last week, and only $15 over this week with the additional cost of the meal for tomorrow, so I think it will even out over the month.
Here are the results:
Saved: $47.07 Thats 42%!!!
The total would have been $74.59, but I used a $10 gift card I received for transferring a prescription to Meijer.
Although it wasn’t a great week for savings, I still stocked up on things we use often, and was able to purchase food for tomorrow without breaking the bank. I think that by buying during sales and stockpiling, my cost to make the food will be around $1.50 per person for dinner, dessert, and drinks.
It just goes to show you can shop smart and still save without using gobs of coupons! For more information and a little help to get started check this out!
Also check out the savings of some other coupon maniacs at Money Saving Mom’s “Super Savings Saturday“!