Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shopping Trip- Kroger Mega, CVS- 84% Savings

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 Here is what I got a CVS, I did 2 transactions to get the most for my money!! You can get the list of match-ups this week for CVS here!
  • 8-Nabisco Cracker 
  • 4-Xtra Laundry Detergent 
  • 3-L'Oreal Lip
  • 3-Clean & Clear Face Wash
Total Before Coupons and Sales =$97.71
Total Out Of Pocket after Coupons, Sales and Extra Care Bucks $11.33, plus got back another $5 Extra Care Bucks for next week!! That is a 88% Savings!!

I stop by Kroger to see what unadvertised sales were a part of the Mega Sale and will have that complete list of match-ups later today! But here is what I got on my first trip!!
  • 1-Finish Dish Detergent Tabs
  • 1-Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
  • 3-Birdeye Frozen Veggies
  • 4-Philly Cream Cheese
  • 5-Kraft Singles (remember that you can FREEZE  cheese)
  • 4-French's Brown Mustard
  • 6-Uncle Ben's Rice (Also printed a $1 Catalina)
  • 1-Krusteaz Pancake Mix
  • 4-Progresso Soups
  • 6-Hunts Tomatoes
  • 5-Rotel Tomatoes
Things that were not a part of the mega sale, just needed them!
  • 1-Kroger Milk
  • 1-Kroger Eggs
  • 2-Kraft Mayo (sale for $1.79 each, =.79 each after coupon)
  • 2-Jiffy Pizza Mix
  • 2 lbs of Grapes
Total Before Coupons and Sales =$96.93
Total Out Of Pocket after Coupons and Mega Event $19.27!!  
That is a 80% Savings!!

So my grand total for my shopping trips yesterday.....
$194.64 before sales and coupons
$30.60 after sales and coupons
84% Savings for the day- I love saving money!

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Debi @ Bluegrass Savers said...

Great Job Brianne! Bet you were exhilarated after these trips. Please come link up at the Bluegrass Savers Weekly Shopping Page

Coupon Teacher said...

Looks like you had a great week!

Anonymous said...

How do you figure your percentage? Do you just take the percentage on your register reciept and devide it by the number of stores?Or do you figure your own percentage of each store? And if so how?

Just Trying To Save Money said...

Kroger gives you a % on your receipt of how much you saved but other stores don't.

So the way to figure your % Savings is to take the total cost your paid out of pocket and divide it by the cost it would have been before coupons and sales.

So for this one, when I divided my grand total out of pocket($30.60) by the cost before coupons and sale ($194.64) it gave me .157, which means I paid only around 16% of the original cost. Making my savings 84%. Does that make sense?