Another Kroger Run

So. This week I’m thinking that 2 of my meals won’t come in under $5. *sigh*

We shall see!

I only used $5 worth of coupons. I mostly shopped the items that were advertised. I also managed to get 2 packages of steak that were marked down, one of which I had a coupon for!

Total spent $83.64
Total saved $36.32 (30%)

Not my greatest week. Over budget again! *big sigh*

I’m hoping to make next week a “Pantry Challenge” week…where I use up what’s in the pantry and spend very little at the store :)

I’m sharing this trip at The New Frugal Mom Blog’s “Let’s Go Krogering” Round-Up!


  1. Miriam says

    Hi Erin :) Looks like you did pretty good this week! Also wanted to let you know that the link to “The New Frugal Mom Blog” doesn’t work. Have a great day :)

  2. Upstatemomof3 says

    Ohhh! I love Pantry Challenges. It is the best way to get rid of what you have and save money. Plus, it is fun to be that creative and see what you can come up with.

  3. Astrid says

    Lately it seems that my grocery shopping trips are adding up fast- to above my budget. My grocery stores don’t take printed out coupons. Oh, and they don’t double (and certainly not triple) the coupon value. Plus…I rarely find coupons for the actual things I want to buy (most of the coupons I come across are for pre-made food stuff).
    I do try to plan meals with what’s on sale but that isn’t always easy!

  4. Anonymous says

    I think you’re doing fine. I find that I might have one or two weeks in a row where I’m slightly over budget, but I’m able to make it up in future weeks by being under budget with little to no effort. It all works out in the end if you continue to be diligent and mindful about your purchases.

    And I have to say, we tried the Lundberg wild rice mix just last night and we loved it. Definitely substitute chicken stock for the water when you make it.


  5. Mara Yardlay says

    I love doing “pantry Challenges” I did this on my own about once a month to ever 2 months and my shopping bills those week are so low. I love it. I still have to buy a few things to make the meals complete, but it still is ALOT less than my normal shopping.

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