I Saved Over $40 On My Groceries

I just got home from a shopping trip at Lucky Supermarket and saved over 33% so I thought I’d share how I managed this!

  1. I wrote my grocery list. This means that I’m not straying to far from the list unless it’s an unmissable deal, and we don’t come home disappointed that we missed things off. I also should note that we did a huge fruit and vegetable shop at a farmers market over the weekend – so we didn’t need much in the way of that! So, this is what my grocery list looked like;
    1. Broccoli
    2. Peas
    3. Lemon Curd
    4. Balsamic Vinegar
    5. Soup
    6. Tuna
    7. Castor Sugar
    8. Containers
    9. Toilet Paper
    10. Shampoo & Conditioner
    11. Snacks for Lincoln
    12. Snacks for Sara
  2. I checked out the deals in this weeks Lucky catalogue which comes in the mail, you can collect in store or you can check it out on their website. The ones relevant to me were these. I know it may seem ridiculous purchasing 10 cans of soup – but it now means that I won’t need to buy soup for the rest of our time in America. 

 

  1. Then, I checked what specials they had on their website through their rewards program which I am a member of. These are the ones that are relevant to me.  As you can already see, with the Charmin toilet paper brand, it has doubled in both the catalogue specials and with the store coupon.

     

  2. Then I went through my Coupon Folder (which I will write a separate post on soon) and pulled out all the manufacturer coupons that were relevant to this shop. I had;
    1. $1.00 Off Yasso Frozen Greek Yoghurt 4 Packs
    2. $1.00 Off Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods Products (when you buy two)
    3. $1.00 Off P3 Portable Protein Packs (when you buy three)
    4. $0.80 Off Helper Skillet Dishes (when you buy four)
    5. $0.75 off C&H Products (when you buy two)
    6. $1.00 Of StarKist Tuna Pouches (when you buy three)
    7. $2.00 L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise
    8. $0.40 Off Campbell’s Soup (when you buy four)
  3. At this point, with most other shops I will look online and do the maths at this point to determine the savings for each of the products. However, Lucky doesn’t have an online store so it’s a bit of a risk going in and not knowing the original price of the products. It can also, however, be awesome when you go in and see sales that aren’t in the catalogue!
  4. I put all this information above into an excel spreadsheet so it looks like this; Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 7.56.17 pm
  5. Then, I print it off and get my groceries. This is what the shop ended up looking like and where the savings came into play.

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 8.10.25 pm

So yes, that’s now I saved money on this shop! We did end up spending $83 which is a bit of money, but this is going to provide us with things that will last us until the end of our time in America and save us money on future shops as well. Also, at the register, I was given a few store coupons which automatically print out when you buy certain items. I often get these for Quorn products which is awesome.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Bye for now!

Sara

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