Shopping Trip: 8/25/09

I finally got around to going grocery shopping today after putting it off for two days. I went to Walmart, Hannaford, and Shaw’s.
Here is what my original list consisted of:
Bananas (small bunch)
La Brea Bakery Bread or Rolls
Parmesan Cheese
Corn on the cob
Hot dog rolls
Bagel Bites
Butter: $1.66 ea. (limit 4)
Cantaloupe: $0.99
Thick Cut Boneless Center Cut pork chops: $1.79/lb
Bounty Basic Paper towels 8 pk: $4.99 – $1.00/2 Shaw’s Q – $1.00 manu Q
Tony’s Single Serve Pizzas: $1.00 ea.
Orange Juice
Chocolate Milk

Here is what I ended up buying:

Bagel Bites: $3.89
La Brea Bakery French Dinner Rolls: $3.99 – $0.55/1 coupon= $3.44
Hannaford Grated Parmesan Cheese: $2.99
Hannaford Hot Dog Roll 6 pk: $1.19 (sad to see they are no longer $0.99)
Horizons Little Blends Yogurt: $3.19
Kellogg’s Jumbo Krispies: $3.49 – FREE coupon from VocalPoint= $0.00
2 Cans Pringles Original: $1.49 ea – $1.00/2 coupon = $1.98/2
YoBaby Yogurt: $3.49
Hannaford Bacon: $2.39 (hiding behind the rolls in the picture, oops!)
Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs Family Pack: $7.44 – $2.00 meat markdown coupon= $5.44 (we will eat some this week and then portion out the rest and freeze for a few more meals)Assorted Pork Chops Family Pack: $8.32 – $2.00 meat markdown coupon= $6.32 (again, we will eat some this week and then portion the rest out and freeze)Small bunch of bananas: $0.77
2 ears of corn: $0.98
Total: $36.07 and I saved $9.04

Broccoli: $0.96
Cantaloupe: $0.99
Starbucks Java Chip ice cream: $3.00 – FREE coupon from Facebook App= $0.00
4 Shaw’s Butter: $1.66 ea.
2 Reese’s 8 ct snack pack: $1.25 – $0.55/1 coupon (from this past weekend’s paper) doubled= $0.15 ea! (just a little splurge!)
(If you notice, I did not buy the Boneless Pork I had planned on since I found a great deal on bone-in chops at Hannaford and I prefer them)
Total: $8.89 and I saved $10.58

Orange Juice: $2.58
Dozed eggs: $1.12
Chocolate Milk: $1.79
Milk: $1.87
Total: $7.36

Total grocery bill for the week:$52.32
I am aiming to keep my food budget at about $60-$62 a week so I think I did great, especially since I bought a few things that weren’t on my list

I also bought some non-food items because these deals were just too good to pass up!

2 Bounty Basic 8 pks: on sale for $4.99 ea, usually $7.29 ea! – $1.00/2 Shaw’s Q – (2) $1.00/1 Manu Qs= $6.98/ 2 pks which comes out to only about $0.44 a roll! (BTW, I aim for $0.40-$0.50 a roll so this was on point)
Arm & Hammer 2x Clean Burst 44 loads: on sale for $2.99, usually $6.99! I didn’t know these were on sale until I walked down the laundry aisle and I am so glad I stopped. These were the same price as the smaller bottles that are usually $4.99 so this was a great deal, no coupon needed!

6 packages of Pull ups Flushable Wipes: $1.64 ea – (3) $3.00/2 coupons = $0.14 ea! These are a hot seller right now with that coupon. If you can get your hands on a few of the coupons (good luck with that) I suggest stocking up. Honestly, you can never have tooo many wipes if you have kids.3 packages Reach Floss: $1.00 ea- (3) $1.000/1 coupons = FREE!

I think I did pretty darn good this week. How did you do on your weekly shopping trip. Leave me a comment and let me know how well you stuck to your budget this week!


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