It has been quite a while since I have been to Winco. They usually have the lowest prices on everyday items. They also have a great bulk foods section. They have a semi-strict coupon policy (no printables!) so I just don't shop there all that much.
I ended up with:
4 Gallons milk - $9.52
2 Jiffy corn muffin mixes - $.98
1 Worcestershire sauce - $.88
10# bag flour - $3.78
.93# barley - $.45
4 apples - $1.57
2 peaches - $1.57
1 can cherry pie filling - $1.78
celery - $1.28
carrots - $.98
.92# lentils - $.81
.29# poppy seeds - $1.19
1 can olives - $.98
I didn't use any coupons, so my net OOP was $26.86
Then I went to Albertson's because we were also out of ground beef. That just stresses me out!
Here is what I ended up with there:
1 Family pack ground beef - $10.41
Stew meat - $2.51
2# bananas $1.24
2 canisters of Quaker Oats - $3.00 (used 2 $.60 off Quaker coupons) - $1.80
2 boxes of Life cereal - $3.00 (used 1 $1.00 off 2 coupon) - $2.00
4 boxes of Frosted Flakes - $5.00 (used 2 $1.00 off kellogg's coupons) - $3.00
Net OOP: $21.47
If I had stopped there, I would have been just under budget. But I didn't. Saturday we took our car to Walmart to get the oil changed and we had about 1 1/2 hours to kill at Walmart. I had some coupons with me - and I found some great deals. So here is what put me over budget. I have to say that I LOVE the Laughing Cow cheeses. They are so yummy, but are usually $2.98 each, which is expensive. There were some $.55 off coupons in a recent insert, so I have been carrying them around with me looking for a good deal on Laughing Cow cheese. Walmart had these on sale for $1.88 each - already a great discount, but with my coupons...you get the picture.
3 Laughing Cow Cheeses - $5.64 (used 3 $.55 off Laughing Cow) - $3.99
2 Kotex - $2.00 (used 2 $1.00 off Kotex) - FREE!
2 Suave hand lotion - $1.94 (used 2 $1.00 off Suave) - FREE+.06 overage!
Net OOP: $4.50
Here is the thing...I'm not done. We still really need bread and I want to do the Ragu deal at Walgreen's, so I am going to use some of next week's budget, and not go shopping next week - except for milk. My hubby and kids drink it like crazy! Stay tuned and I'll post the rest of the trip when I do it.
**update** see the rest of my shopping this week here.