I had planned for this week to be a stock-up week, since we had spent less than $20 on groceries each of the previous two weeks and, as a result, I had accumulated over $80 in grocery money to spend. So stock up we did!
Here's what we bought:
The above is the combination of what we purchased in a trip to Target, Dillons, the local health food store, and Whole Foods Market (which we stopped by when we were in Kansas City).
At Whole Foods we bought: 8 ears of corn (on sale 4 for $1), fresh green beans (on sale for $0.99/lb.), a little fresh-ground peanut butter (not pictured since we ate it on sandwiches before the picture was snapped!), and close to 5 lbs. of organic spring wheat kernels (priced at $0.69/lb.). All totaled, we spent $6.75.
At the local health food store, we bought Newman's Own Fig Newtons (reduced to $0.99), Health Valley Graham crackers (reduced to $1.29), organic spinach (reduced to $0.99), tortilla chips (reduced to $0.99), and 4 half-gallons of organic milk (reduced to $1.59 and I had 4 $1/1 coupons so they were only $0.59/half gallon!). So I spent $7.04 there.
We stopped by Dillons (our Kroger affiliate) and purchased: spinach (reduced to $0.99), 2 cartons of Breyer's ice cream ($1.99 each after coupons), Digiorno Flatbread Melts (free after coupon), 2 cartons of strawberries ($1.88 each, 2 boxes of Wheat Thins ($0.97 each after coupon), BBQ sauce (free after coupon), sandwich bags ($1.85), butter ($0.85 after reduction and coupon), baking powder ($1.25), mozzarella cheese ($1.15 after sale and coupon), 2 cantaloupe ($1.67 each), one Asian salad mix ($0.79 after reduced price and coupon), one gallon milk ($2.50), Purex laundry detergent ($2.30 after sale and coupon), 2 pounds of turkey sausage (reduced to $1.49 each), chocolate chips ($1.40), yogurt 4-pack ($1 after coupon), 2 Reach toothbrushes ($0.37 after sale and coupon), and cottage cheese (reduced to $0.79). I spent a total of $35.61 at Dillons.
And then we stopped by Target and did this transaction which I outlined here spending just shy of $6.
I wasn't planning to do anymore shopping the rest of the week, but I had to run out and get a few things at Target later on in the week, so I decided I might as well get a few more grocery bargains while I was there. So here was my second Target trip of the week:
After coupons, I spent $3.65 on everything shown above. You can read more about these deals here.
So, after coupons and sales, I spent $58.99 on groceries this week. Considering I had a little over $80 I could have spent (and still kept within our $40/week grocery budget since we've been underbudget the past two weeks), I was thrilled. I am beginning to hope more and more that we just might be able to consistently stick with our $40/week budget again for awhile even with our growing family. We'll see. But as of right now, our freezers, pantry, and refrigerators are quite full and we are over $20 under budget for the month!
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