Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip

Hmmm...a weekly shopping trip. I just posted a weekly shopping trip. What am I doing shopping again? It is because I am SICK! Not health sick - brain/mind/crazy obsession sick. I cannot stay away from the store. It all started with K-Mart's double coupons. I have always been disappointed when I go, but I decided to go just to see. We'll talk about that one later.

I first decided to stop at Grocery Outlet. I hadn't been there forever and thought I might come upon some good deals. But why am I shopping when I'm over budget? That is a good question...but here is what I got:

2 5# bags of cornmeal - $1.38 (they were marked down to $.69 each! I'm not sure what I am going to do with all of it...but we'll see)

1 2# pkg ham - $2.99

1 huge jar of minced garlic - $2.99

6 Yoplait cherry - $2.00

1 container shredded Parmesan cheese - $1.99

1 bag of frozen peaches - $1.99

4 jars of gravy - $2.00

2 cornmeal muffin mixes - $1.00

Net OOP: $17.32

PLEASE remind me NEVER to go to K-mart. I wandered around for about an hour looking for a rockin' deal. I wanted to stock up on some Lysol cleaning products, but alas they were all gone. I think if I was on a diet I would be more excited about my finds. Or if I had more coupons and could stock up on this stuff.

1 Quaker rice snacks - $1.99 (1 $1.00 off coupon doubled) = FREE

1 Celestial Seasonings herbal tea - $2.00 ($1.00 off coupon doubled) = FREE

Paid $.12 OOP

For some reason, I decided to go to Fred Meyer on the way home. Obsessed, I tell you. I did find some great deals and some things I didn't need. Don't lecture me :) - I am already doing that to myself!

4 loaves bread - $5.36 (w/in ad coupon)

1 whole chicken - $3.62

2 Kraft singles - $2.68 (w/in ad coupon)

4.5# oranges - $1.50

2 FM frozen potatoes (hash browns and tater tots) - $3.34

1 Kroger cream cheese - $1.39

3 cans FM tuna - $1.77

4 Marie Callendar's frozen entrees - $8.00 (w/in ad coupon)

2 Hillshire Farms smoked sausage - $5.00 (w/in ad coupon)

1 Johnsonville hot Italian sausage - $2.29

Net OOP: $37.01

With my overage from last week, I am now up to $66.36 for the week or $16.36 over budget! It is only Tuesday! I think I need to take a break from shopping and start eating through our stockpile and freezer. It is getting kinda crowded :). Next week is going to be minimal. Just the necessities. I promise!


Elisa and Morgan said...

oh man you crack me up!!

Leslie said...

I'm inpressed with all the deals you find. I'm a terrible shopper!! Especially for two people. Grocery outlet makes me laugh...my aunt calls it the gross me outlet! But hey...sometimes you can find some sweet stuff in there!!

SavingSomeGreen said...

Leslie, you are funny! Grocery Outlet can be pretty scary...especially the meat. I spent quite a bit of time in there to find the few deals that I did find. I don't know that I will go again anytime soon!

Beth said...

I'm sad about K-mart! I was going to go, but maybe not now.

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