Saturday, November 24, 2007
I did my weekly grocery shopping today instead of going on Thursday as I usually do. When I got into the store I realized I had forgotten my shopping list!! However, I did remember to bring along my coupons and calculator.
My subtotal was $107.60, minus Reward Card Savings of $23.20, minus Coupon Savings of $4.50 for a total of $79.90 in out-of-pocket expense. That is an approximate savings of 35%.....not too bad considering I forgot my list.
I could have use more coupons but the store brands of certain items were cheaper than buying name brand items even with a coupon. So I chose to go with the store brand. Much of the time the quality of store brands is perfectly fine. It pays to check to see if the store brand is cheaper. That is the lesson I learned today.
Posted by Tracy Hathcock