Friday, January 28, 2011

Frugal Friday

Welcome to the very first Frugal Friday! Every Friday I'll be posting about my weekly grocery shopping, coupons & hot deals! I am not totally prepared this week, so I'm going to share what I got today at Publix. I was waiting for today because Dollar General has a printable for $5/$25 purchase, good TODAY ONLY! Publix in my area accepts them as a competator. So I printed two and broke my stuff up into two transactions. This is what I came home with (note Morgan on the table going after the bagel crisps).

First transaction: Out of pocket (OOP) - $10.28 Saved - $36.65
Second transaction: OOP - $22.95 Saved - $23.41

So I got a $93.29 worth of groceries for $33.23!

Aside from coupons, requesting free samples online is another great way to save! There have been a lot of Facebook promos lately, too. Here is a sampling of some of the things that have come in my mailbox this past week:

Aveda shampoo/conditioner samples
coupon for $.99 off a $.99 bag of Ruffles
3 coupons for a FREE 1/2 gallon of 8th Continent Soymilk
coupon for FREE Renuzit cone
$10/$10 purchase from Victoria's Secret

And speaking of Facebook, if you are going to be anywhere near a Bath & Body Works this weekend, head over to their Facebook page where you can print a coupon for a FREE 1.6 oz. candle! And check out the Downy Facebook page tonight, 1/28, at 8:00 EST where you could score one of 10,000 sample of April Fresh Downy!

So now it's your turn! Feel free to link up your frugal posts for the week. Anything from a great shopping trip, how you organize your coupons, free finds or even frugal tips! Just PLEASE make sure you link back here, and only link your permalink, not the url for your blog! If you arent linked back to me, I will have to delete your link. Thank you! :)

Linked to: Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Weekly Totals at I ♥ Publix & Friday Finals at Southern Savers.


Lynn said...

What a great party! Nothing earth shattering here - but definitely my favorite way to keep myself within budget has been to use cash - for some reason being able to SEE how much money I have left keeps me on track much better :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! You really did save. I am guilty of clipping coupons and then forgetting to use them. :s Great idea for a series!

Thanks so much for joining my party. Have fun finding some new reads! :)

Jenny in Maine said...

great job!! I need to find the time to start doing this, again.

have missed you. love the new blog look!! xo

Jennifer said...

I don't have anything to post today but will totally be participating next time! =)

Have a great weekend!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Tracy Suzanne said...

I have been so bad about couponing lately will all the MIL issues going on. You did fantastic. I bet hubby was impressed. I am!

OOO's...Tracy :)


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