Friday, May 22, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip---Savings $57.70

Since I have been trying to work out of my pantry & freezer for most of my meals, I have not been needing much in the way of groceries each week.  I am still hitting the deals at the grocery store and getting those items that we need to finish completing a meal but not doing a lot in the way of stockpiling.   

I have challenged myself for the month of May to not spend over $100 each week when I do my shopping as I have joined Sara over at Learning the Frugal Life in her Eat out of the Pantry Challenge.

For the third week in a row, I have spent less than $100 for the week!!  I do this for too many more weeks and it might become a real habit rather than just a challenge.   Also this week, I purchased my WIC for the month--4 gallons milk, 2 doz. eggs, 36 oz cereal, 3-46oz bottles of juice, and 1 lb cheese.

Last week, I thought I might be able to get by with the meat that I had on hand but finding out that hubby is taking all of next week off of work has changed that plan. So I grab a couple of pkgs of meat to have a few more on hand for the next week.

Here is the breakdown of the other items purchased this week:

  • 11.64 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $23.16
  • 2 bottles Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce 76¢
  • 2 cartons lemonade $1.98
  • 1 box cornstarch 99¢
  • 1 bottle taco sauce $1.88
  • 2 pkgs Kraft cheese slices $1.88
  • 1 carton Breyers ice cream 99¢
  • 4 pkgs Country crock margarine $4.10
  • 1 box Lipton teabags $$3.07
  • 3 pk. Kleenex $3.99
  • 3 bottles Pepsi 2 liters $3.30 with deposit
  • 2 boxes cream cheese $1.50
  • 2 pkgs deli lunch meat $4.00
  • 3 boxes poptarts $6.00
  • 1 bottle Propel water FREE
  • 1 bottle Sobe water FREE
Total OOP: $57.84
Total Savings: $47.86
Total without sales or coupons: $105.70

Family Fare: 
  • 5.77 lbs ground beef chuck $10.33
  • 2 pkgs smoky links $3.98
  • 2 pks Northern TP $10.98
Total OOP: $26.01
Total Savings: $11.84
Total without sales or coupons: $37.85

Aunt Millie's Bread Outlet(shop here every 2 weeks and stock up)
  • 6 loaves sandwich bread $5.34(89¢ each)
  • 6-8ct pks buns(5 hamburger 1 hotdog) $4.14(69¢ each)
  • 2 loaves Texas Toast $2.98($1.49 each)
  • 4 bags donuts $2.58 (65¢ each)
Total: $15.04

Grand Total OOP: $98.89
Grand Total Savings: $57.70(plus shopping at the bread outlet)
Grand Total without sales or coupons: $143.55(plus if I had gotten the bread full price at the store)

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