Friday, June 12, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip

If you have been reading my blog you know that my goal for my grocery (food, household, diapers) budget is $50.00 per week with an overall total of $2,600/year. This is less than 1/2 of what I spent last year. So far, I have been over, but not by much and I am happy with my results so far this year.

This post will include a trip to Fred Meyer last Saturday night last week. Even with that, I would call this week a great week! Here we go...

1 bag corn chips - $2.00

1 pkg oreo cookies - $3.19 (total splurge...and soooooooo worth it!)

1 can refried beans - $1.00

2 32 oz. FM sour cream - $.99 (clearanced)

4 containers lunch meat - $5.96 (clearanced)

1 pkg honey ham - $1.76 (clearanced)

Net OOP: $16.87

Monday night I went to Albertson's and had a great transaction...even thought my cashier was less than friendly (I hate that!). I had the doubles from the paper and the doublers from the ad for a total of 6 doublers for this transaction.

1 Taco Bell Dinner kit - $2.50 (-$1.00 off coupon doubled) = $.50

1 can Taco Bell refried beans - $1.00

1 McCormick grinder - $2.00 (-$.75 off coupon doubled) = $.50

2 California Pizza Kitchen single serve pizzas - $5.00 (-2 $2.00 off coupons doubled) = $1.00

2 Edge Shave Gel - $3.00 (-2 $.75 off coupons doubled) = FREE

1 2.25# grapes - $2.23

1 pkg M&M's - $.69 (-FREE coupon) = FREE

There was also an automatic $3.00 off for purchasing $10.00 in certain products.

Net OOP: $2.72!

Finally I picked up a few deals at Fred Meyer.

6 loaves bread - $8.00 (w/in ad coupon)

3 pkgs butter - $5.00

2 FM hot dog buns - $.78 (these are $.39 each for the first two, so I plan on getting 2 every time I go until I have enough for all the hot dogs in my freezer!)

2 cans olives - $2.00

18 ct eggs - $1.99

1 pkg bacon - $2.49 (clearanced)

2 pkgs salad mix - $4.00

4 roma tomatoes - $.64

1 red onion - $.43

1 feta cheese - $2.00

1 cheddar cheese - $3.99 (w/in ad coupon)

1 bunch bananas - $1.68

Used $2.00 catalina from previous purchase.

Net OOP: $32.98

My total grocery expense for the year is $1,406.35. I have used just over 1/2 of my budget for the year, but we are not 1/2 way through the year. I will just try to slow it down as much as I can so that I can stay in line with my annual budget.

So, how did you do this week?



Terresa said...

Not sure if I've mentioned this before but I like to do the price matching that Walmart offers. I find that I save quite a bit each week and it saves me from going to a bunch of different stores (which sometimes I do, anyways).

I'm interested in learning what other people do to save $$, especially grocery shopping. There's always something to learn and ways to tighten our financial belts a little tighter.

SavingSomeGreen said...

I always get less than helpful cashiers at Walmart. Is the price matching a hassle?

Lisa said...

Nice deals! I have had the unfortunate experience of the unfriendly cashiers. It seems that it makes some of them mad that we are saving money! I always explain that I spend a lot of time researching and organizing my trips. They can do it, too!

Jennifer said...

I admire your goal, that is a great one to have and you are doing really well. good luck!

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