Friday, May 20, 2011

Shopping Trip 5/20: Aldi and Tom Thumb

My daughter has been a battling a stomach bug, and today was the first time we have left the house all week.  I had a few errands that I needed to run, and I wanted to follow my own advice about not driving all over town.  I looked over the meat sale prices for the week, and decided that I wanted to shop at Tom Thumb for pork chops because I still have plenty of chicken in my freezer but I've been out of pork for a while.  I also needed to go to the bank and to Aldi, but that was not a problem at all because those three places are within 2 blocks of each other.

There were not many things that I needed from Aldi this week at all, since I made a pretty big stock up trip last week.  Here is what I came home with:

Total Spent:  $15.60

Since I was already at Tom Thumb buying the pork, I wanted to take advantage of some of the other deals they had.  We had also run out of oranges, and I noticed that they were on sale there cheaper than Aldi's everyday price, so I opted to pick up a few there instead.  I also noticed they had spinach on sale for $0.99.

Here is everything that I got:

Total Shelf Price:  $48.84  (I had forgotten to hand over my card first and this is what showed up!  Yikes!)
Total Sale Price:   $16.57    Already 66% Savings
Price Paid After Coupons:  $14.82   70% Savings

I actually only used 2 coupons on this shopping trip.  Notice how most of my savings are just from shopping the great sale prices.  The pork chops themselves were less than $5 per pack at $0.99/lb.

Everything I bought today was only $30.42, and this is the only shopping I have done all this week, so I would say that is well within our grocery budget.   It's a good thing, though, since I've had to dip into the grocery budget for gas money! =(

How did your shopping go this week?  I'd love to hear about it.


Debi May 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

Hey Amanda, I hope you both feel much better soon. It's great that you pointed out that the bulk of your savings this week were from the store sales, the coupons then added on for even bigger savings. Great job!

Amanda May 20, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

Thanks Debi! Finding the right time to buy things is half of the battle, and hanging on to those coupons until the right sale (or looking up coupons to go with the sale, in this case)is just icing on the cake. =)

JR911 May 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM  

Found you in the blog hop.....glad to find your site. I follow and would love for you to follow me back too!

Great shopping trip!

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