Grocery Shopping Adventures – This Week & Last Week

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

Despite my best efforts to maintain a balanced and steady pace to life, it’s just moving too fast right now. Last week, I hit the grocery store dressed in a wacky outfit, with bright green eye makeup and bright red lipstick. (I had just been with a group of friends visiting another friend who was in the hospital, awaiting surgery.)

This week, I hit the grocery store with 2 of the kids while the other was at his OT appointment. It was the only time slot I had…and we were out of milk. And bananas. And cereal. I also didn’t spend much time getting my grocery list together or gather my coupons…for two reasons.

1. I got in late Sunday night from a weekend conference.

2. I just came down with a lovely cold. So I’m all hopped up on psuedophedrine…so I can breathe, you know. And it kinda makes me have a hard time focusing. I’d be afraid to try to piece together a decent grocery list and coupons while feeling all “decongestant funny.” I might end up buying cat food…and we don’t have a cat.


One day I’ll get back into a regular grocery shopping routine. Maybe.

(I don’t have a photos from either trip, but I spent about $74 last week and $92.17 on Monday.)

Total spent at Kroger, past 2 weeks: $166.17

Total for the month: $41.38 + $166.17 = $207.55

My grocery store’s ad scan and my “Shopping FAQ!”

Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week! Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!



  1. says

    I totally understand how you feel! I went shopping 4 times last week because we kept running out of all the essentials. I went to Walmart 2 times (my husband wanted deli sliced lunch meat) and 2 trips to Aldi…oh and 1 trip to Sam’s Club. It is amazing how you can be out of everything at different times of the week. Guess we have been one hungry bunch. I was sick on Sunday but we didn’t have hardly anything in the house! I made it though. I had to call my grandmother 2 or 3 times to ask her questions about what a good price was on certain items because my brain wouldn’t function. lol

    I hope your schedule gets back to normal soon!

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