I went shopping this past Tuesday with only my two-year-old and we were able to hit three stores in two hours. It felt like a vacation to just take one child with me as I have been taking all three and it's still a bit of a juggling act–especially with a nursing baby who likes to eat on the clock every two hours for 30 minutes!
It is funny how your perspective changes as you add more children to your family; I well remember when I only had one and taking her grocery shopping seemed like quite the challenge!
At any rate, I really enjoyed shopping this week and realized that I'd forgotten how much fun shopping can be! I'm thinking perhaps I should try just shopping with one child more often in the future. 🙂
Here's what we bought (click on the picture to enlarge):
Dillons (Kroger affiliate):
2 cans mandarin oranges–$1.10 each–used 2 $1/1 coupons–$0.10 each after coupons
2 Chiquita bites–used free coupon and peelie B1G1 coupon–free after coupons
Pita pockets–reduced to $0.69
4 ears of corn–on sale 4 for $1
Dole pineapple–reduced to $1
4 Sobe Lifewaters–priced at $1.59, used 2 B1G1 coupons plus I got $0.50 off each for buying 10 items in the Buy 10, Get $5 off promotion–they ended up being free plus overage since the B1G1 coupon took $1.59 off two
6 Kraft cream cheese–$1.39 each, used 3 $1/2 coupons plus I got $0.50 off each for buying 10 items in the Buy 10, Get $5 off promotion–$0.39 each after coupons and promotion
Total after coupons and sales: $6.99
3 cartons of cherries–reduced to $1.69 each
Foam plates–$0.99 each
2 8 oz. bars of cheese–$1.29 each
Chocolate chips–$1.69 each
16 oz. Shredded cheese–$2.59
Bag of Gala apples–$2.99
4 Braeburn apples–$0.35 each
2 packages of tortillas–$0.99 each
2 lemons–$0.29 each
2 cartons strawberries–$1.69 each
3 cucumbers–$0.59 each
2 cans refried beans–$0.69 each
We also stopped in the local health food store to see if they had any can't-miss deals or reductions but I didn't find anything worth getting so I walked out empty-handed. 🙂
So altogether I spent $50.82 on groceries this week–and we're still under our $40/week budget for this month!
I'm thinking of having an Eating from the Pantry/Freezer week this next week since I have a lot of odds and ends I need to use up and there's not much we need to buy. Stay tuned for my menu on Monday to see if this is what I decide to do.
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