Weekly Tom Thumb Shopping Lists

This is my Tom Thumb shopping receipt for Saturday, August 7th, 2010.
My weekly budget for groceries is between $75 and $100. I am doing this because the one thing that I could never understand is how are people buying groceries for pennies on the dollar. Still not happening for me, but spending $100 per week instead of $200 or $250, HUGE SAVINGS!! I guess it is all about perspective :)Also,I will not count my weekly newspapers or formula in the total bill, since I consider these to be necessities.

I will post the item / regular price / card savings amount / price I paid (an astrick will indicate a menu item, meaning I need this to cook a dish this week)

*Safeway Elbow Macaroni / .99 / .10 /.89
*Sun Chips Garden Salsa / 3.79 / - / 3.79
*Lays Kettle Cooked Original Chips / 3.29 / .30 / 2.99
Quaker Mini Rice Cakes / 2.29 / - / 2.29 **Coupon for $1/2
Quaker Mini Rice Cakes / 2.29 / 2.29 / 0
Community Coffe Kona Blend / 7.89 / - / 7.89
Ragu Pasta Sauce x 2 / 3.98 / .98 / 3.00 **Coupon for $1/2
Ragu Alfredo Sauce x 2 / 3.98 / .98 / 3.00**Coupon for $1/2
Dole Fruit Bowls x 2 / 4.98 / .98 / 4.00**TTCoupon for .51/1
*Bush's Black Beans x 2 / 1.98 / .20 / 1.78
*Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup / 1.55 / - / 1.55
Reynold's Aluminum Foil / 1.79 / - /1.79
Viva Paper Towels / 8.99 / 2.00 / 6.99**TTCoupon for $2/1
Cottonelle Double Roll / 8.99 / 2.00 / 6.99**TTCoupon for $2/1 AND ManQ for .50/1 DOUBLED to $1/1
*Ore Ida French Fries / 3.50 / 1.51 / 1.99
*Birds Eye Steam Fresh Corn / 2.00 / 1.00 / 1.00
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel x 2/ 5.00 / 2.42 / 2.58**.50/2 DOUBLED to $1/2
*16 oz Kraft Mexican Cheese / 5.49 / 1.70 / 3.79**TTCoupon for 1.30/1
*16 oz Kraft Cheddar Cheese / 5.49 / 1.70 / 3.79**TTCoupon for 1.30/1
Dannon-ino Yogurt x 2 / 5.98 / 1.98 / 4.00 **Coupon for (2) $1/1
Yoplait Yogurt x 8 / 4.00 / - / 4.00**Coupon for .40/8 DOUBLED to .80/8
Yoplait Go-gurt x 2 / 5.98 / .98 / 5.00**Coupon for (2) $1/1
*Daisy Sour Cream, 16oz / 2.39 / - /2.39**Coupon for .55/1
Jimmy Dean Sausage Biscuit x 2 / 9.98 / 2.00 / 7.98**Coupon for (2) $1/1
TT Organic brand Whole Milk, 1/2 gal / 2.99 / - / 2.99**TTCoupon for .50/1
Febreeze Air Effects Spray x 3 / 9.00 / - / 9.00**(3)TTCoupon for 1.01/1 AND ManQ for $1/1
Sunbeam Bread / 2.49 / 1.50 / .99
*Sunbeam Hot Dog Buns / 1.99 / 1.00 / .99
*Ball Park Singles Hot Dogs /3.99 / - / 3.99**(2)Coupon for .75/1
Ball Park Singles Hot Dogs / 3.99 /3.99/ 0
*Ground Beef, 93% / 5.00 / 1.04 / 3.96
*Ground Beef,93% / 4.83 / 1.01 / 3.82
*Chicken Breast Tenderloins / 3.76 /.35/ 3.41
Apples / .99 lb / 1.19 lbs/ 1.18
Canteloupe / 2.99 / 1.32 / 1.67
*Green Bell Peppers / .99/ .20/ .79
*Green Onions / .59/ - /.59
Raspberries / 3.99 / 3.00 / .99
MDA Donation - 1.00

Total BEFORE Card Savings and Coupons: 155.96
Total with Card Savings: 37.12
Total Coupon Savings: 28.65
Total with Card AND Coupon Savings: 90.19 or a 38% savings. My goal is to get to %50 or more each week!!