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Shopping Trip: 9/7/09

Today I went to Hannaford and Walmart to do my weekly grocery shopping. I bought quite a few things this week, a lot more than usual, but I didn’t really go shopping last week. I only picked up a few things here and there and stayed WAYYY under budget. So I figured I could afford to spend a little extra this week. If you all didn’t know, my weekly goal is around $62.00 (I know, weird number, just how it worked out). Here is how I did:

Hannaford:

4 muffins: $0.99 ea. = $3.96

6 pk of Sub rolls: $3.29

1/2 pound of Turkey breast: $3.77 – $0.55 coupon = $3.22

Large Flour tortillas: $3.29

Ball of Pizza dough: $2.19

Ragu pizza sauce: $1.29

Yo Baby yogurt: $3.49

1 pound package of Bacon: $2.79

3 pears: $2.07

1 large head of broccoli (on sale for $0.99/lb this week!): $1.06

Head of Iceberg Lettuce: Marked down to $0.75 *

Bunch of Organice Bananas: Marked down to $0.90 *

Romaine lettuce 3 pk: $3.49

Total: $31.79

*I really enjoy shopping at this particular store due to the fact that they mark down a lot of produce. I can always find overripe bananas for baking.

Walmart:

Hot dog rolls 6 pk (Hannaford was wiped out!): $1.50

5 lb bag of flour: $1.74

2 cans of Pringles: $1.50 ea.= $3.00 – $1.00/2 coupon = $2.00

2 Ken’s Creamy Caesar Dressing: $1.78 ea. = $3.56 = $1.00/2 = $2.56

1/2 gallon of milk: $1.89

Ore Ida Fries: $2.88

32 oz block of Cheddar: $5.98

Quart of chocolate milk: $1.77

Bagel Bites: $2.98

Perdue short cuts: $3.98

2 pks Ball Park Franks: $2.50 ea. = $5.00 – $1.00/2 coupon = $4.00

Plain Bread crumbs: $1.18

3 YoBaby 3-in-1 meals: $1.00 ea = $3.00 – B2G1 coupon = $2.00

4 Mars Candy bars: $0.64 ea. (but somehow I goofed and grabbed a bigger bag of M&Ms that was $1.18) = $3.10 = FREE coupons ($0.64 off ea. even the big one, doh!) = $0.54 (for all 4 items)

Total: $35.00

Grand Total for the day: $36.79, just a bit over budget but not bad at all.

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You may wonder why bother going to two places for groceries. Well, some items I like are not available at Walmart and I don’t like to buy produce there. But I do go there because milk and some other items are actually cheaper there. They are just a minutes drive of each other so I don’t mind stopping at both places, and lucky me, today the stores were dead!

Also, I am not a big processed foods- type of person, but my boyfriend, in some senses is. So of course, I buy them for him, to keep him happy and quiet. If I didn’t buy those types of items I could cut my bill down even more. Making your own items from ingredients rather than buying pre-made foods is much more cost effective.

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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:
Hannaford:
Bananas (small bunch)
Pringles
La Brea Bakery Bread or Rolls
Parmesan Cheese
Corn on the cob
Hot dog rolls
Bagel Bites
Shaw’s:
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.
Walmart:
Orange Juice
Milk
Eggs
Chocolate Milk

Here is what I ended up buying:
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Hannaford:
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

Shaw’s:
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

Walmart:
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!
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Shaw’s:
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!

Walmart:
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!