Friday, October 17, 2008

Weekly Shopping Trip---Savings $84.05

This week, my goal was to get beef in the house! All that was in my freezer for meat was chicken and pork! So I made two trips to the local grocery store looking for markdown meats. I found some so now my freezer and pantry are ready to roll out some delicious meals this next week!




Here is the breakdown of my savings this week.

1st trip to Family Fare...

  • 2.09lb cube steak $5.83

  • 2.59lb hamburger 75/25 $5.15

  • 2.12lb beef stew meat $5.91

  • .63lb thin cut bottom round steak $2.20

  • .59lb bottom round steak $2.06

  • 1.12lb ranch steak $3.67
Total: $24.82
Savings Total: $8.91




2nd trip to Family Fare...
  • .73lb eye of round steak $2.65

  • .73lb eye of round steak $2.65

  • 2.37lb top round london broil $6.62

  • 2.02lb top round london broil $5.64

  • 1.03lb hamburger 75/25 $1.58

  • 1.04lb hamburger 75/25 $1.60

  • 1.09lb ground chuck 81/19 $2.44

  • 1.10lb ground round 86/14 $2.69

  • 1.07lb ground round 86/14 $2.61

  • 1.05lb ground round 86/14 $2.56

  • 2 containers carmel chocolate & heath bar dip $3.00

  • 1 container half & half $1.00

  • 2 pkgs. cream cheese $2.00

  • 1 box instant oatmeal $1.00

  • 2 containers bread crumbs $2.00

  • 2 jars applesauce $4.00

  • 1 box Spartan brand rice krispies 99 cents

  • 3 dozen eggs $2.97 (99 cents/dz)

  • 2 pks smoky links $6.38

Total: $54.38
Savings Total: $28.31

My weekly trip to Meijer...
  • 1pk. Always super pads $1.97

  • 1.79lb bananas $1.06

  • 2 bags chex mix $4.18

  • 1 bag chex mix 75 cents

  • 1 box Honeycomb cereal $2.75

  • 1 box Corn Pops $1.79

  • 1 Juicy Juice Harvest surprise $2.49

  • 1lb deli turkey breast $3.95

  • 3.03lb ground chuck $6.03

  • 3.06lb ground chuck $6.09

  • 5.11lb half porkloin $9.66

  • 1 bottle softsoap 64 cents

  • 1 pkg beef brats 84 cents

  • 2 pkgs rope beef sausage $1.78 (89 cents each)

  • 20lbs potatoes $5.98

  • 1 pkg tortillas $1.50

  • 2 cartons beef broth $3.50

  • 3 boxes choc. chip waffles $2.90(97 cents each)

  • 1 bottle Aussie hair gel $1.50

  • 1 pkg Oscar Mayer deli creations 67 cents

  • 2 boxes pie crust $3.40

  • 1 box frosted flakes $1.00

  • 1 box froot loops $1.00

  • 1 box Bunches of Oats Choc. Clusters $2.00

  • 1 box Raisin Bran $2.00

  • 6 bottles Juicy Juice $13.50

  • 3 M&Ms-dark choc. peanut $1.53

Total: $85.97
Savings Total: $46.83

Grand Total: $249.22
Grand Total OOP: $165.17
Grand Savings Total: $84.05


***Morale of the shopping story this week...to slow down and pay close attention to the fine print of the sales ad!! Looking back over my receipts this week to do this post, I realized that there was FIVE items that I purchased that did not ring up at the sale price that I was expecting! I really need to get back into watching them ring things up or really check my receipt before leaving the store! I probably could go back to the store and get the difference back but it would not save me anything after I would figure in the gas for a second round trip.


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3 comments:

mominmentalmotion said...

Those are good savings and deals. What I do is if I notice a price difference, the bring in the ad and receipt next time I go and get the money back then. That way I am not wasting that trip.

A Frugal Friend said...

Great deals on meat! I wish I had your stores in my area (TX)!

Donna said...

I'm wondering how you fix your cube steak.....I used to fry mine up (after flouring and seasoning) but now I have to fix soooo many...if I pan-fried, I'd never get done I'm afraid!