I also have started doing my grocery shopping on Friday/Saturday instead of earlier in the week. We have been without a second car for about a month now and I can only go shopping when my husband is home, so the weekends have been working better. I will start posting early in the week (Monday or Tuesday) for what I purchased the prior week.
My first stop was Fred Meyer on Friday. I got all this:
2 lbs Asparagus - $1.99
2 whole chickens - $6.86 (these were $.79/lb)
2 1/2 gallons OJ - $2.00 (w/in ad coupon)
2 1/2 gallons chocolate milk - $2.00 (w/in ad coupon)
4 1/2 gallons milk - $4.00 (w/in ad coupon)
Net OOP: $17.86
Next stop Albertson's, I did two transactions:
10 cans of Progresso soup - $17.58 (this should have been $15.00, but I got two cans that weren't on sale or didn't ring up right - I didn't figure it out until later.) (- 2 $2.00 off 8 coupons, -1 $1.00 off 2 coupons I printed here.) = $12.58
Net OOP: $13.64 + received $10.00 catalina
2 Betty Crocker cookie mixes - $3.34 (- 2 $.40 off coupons) = $2.54
4 Betty Crocker brownie mixes - $8.00 (- 2 $.75 off 2 coupons) = $6.50
2 Grands Biscuits - $2.50 (- $.30 off 2 coupon) = $2.20
2 Pillsbury Crescent rolls - $4.00 (- 2 $.35 off coupons) = $3.30
1 packet Valentine's sprinkles - $.99
1 large heart shaped cookie cutter - $.87
1 50 pack Valentine's napkins - $.74 (I am going to use these for my daughter's birthday this summer!)
I also used my $10.00 catalina from Tran#1
Net OOP: $8.37 + received another $10.00 catalina
Finally I went to Winco. I needed to get some stuff for my eggroll recipe and Albertson's produce prices are so high! They had cabbage for $2.99/lb, it was $.48/lb at Winco!
Here is what I got:
2 loaves bread - $2.76
1.23 lbs bulk powdered milk - $4.17 (I'm trying to stretch my milk budget by cooking with powdered milk - we'll see if this pans out)
1 bunch green onions - $.48
2 Turkey Polish Sausages - $4.96 (- $1.00 off 2 Hillshire Farms coupon I got in my coupon train) = $3.96
1 bottle sesame oil - $4.47 (UGH!!!! I really need it for my broccoli beef recipe. I know I will make it again, though!)
1 bottle rice vinegar - $1.54
.2 lbs ginger root - $.40
2 2# bags carrots - $1.76
2 lbs broccoli - $1.86
egg roll wrappers - $2.28
1 head cabbage - $.94
Net OOP: $26.16
So, my grand total for the week is $71.13 (this includes the $.74 overage from last week and $4.36 I spent at Walgreen's). I will be cutting back next week because I only have $28.87 to spend, but I do still have a $10.00 catalina to spend at Albertson's.
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***UPDATE***I made one more trip and spent nothing OOP - check it out here!
***ANOTHER UPDATE***Check out my FREEbie Groceries from Amazon.com here!