Last week Ryan had an appointment down near Cincinnati that lasted 1.5 hours, and he was with the OT by himself. I had the younger 2 boys with me and just could not imagine waiting in the waiting room for ten minutes with them, let alone an hour and a half!
So I decided the that the little boys and I would go visit Jungle Jim’s International Market, as it was not far from where we were. I really didn’t have any intention on buying anything, we were really just going to kill time and I knew there would be plenty for them to look at.
I was curious about their produce prices, and how they compare to my grocery store. As I rounded the corner into the produce section, I noticed a slew of people wandering around near what looked like bakery racks being used as shelves. I got a little closer and quickly figured out why it was so crowded. It was the “reduced price” area for the produce and bread.
Maybe I’ll just have to get a few things!
I didn’t have much left in my grocery envelope, but I had enough to take advantage of some of these great deals!
I also took a little stroll down memory lane. I found my way over to the Latin American section of the store. As I walked down the 2 aisles, I was immediately taken back to my grocery store in the Dominican Republic. And when I spotted the Malta Goya, I had to get some for Steve. It was his favorite back in the DR (why, I’m not sure. I couldn’t even swallow the stuff. Acquired taste I guess!). I told him I had a surprise for him to enjoy after work that day. And enjoy it he did!
- Organic apples, $1.49 each (I froze them to use in smoothies. I love the “apple-y” flavor that frozen apple slices adds to smoothies)
- $1.50 each for 2 packs of jalapenos (probably 20 jalapenos in each!)
- 4 peppers, $.75 each (great price for red and yellow peppers!)
- $.60 for all that cilantro (I wish I’d have grabbed 2!)
- mangos for $.80 each
- 2 bags of lemons for $1.50 each
- 2 kiwis for $.44 each (I will use them for “green” smoothies!)
- $1.40 for 5 cloves garlic
- Malta Goya for Steve, $3.79
- Blueberries for $1.49
I do plan to stop at Kroger this week for milk, bananas and tortillas. And if I have enough change leftover, I’ll bop into CVS to take advantage of the olive oil deal and Walgreens to get some tomato sauce.
Total spent at Jungle Jim’s International Market: $24.14
Total for the month: $272.59 +$24.14 +$9-10-ish = $305 (So close! I borrowed a few dollars from my restaurant envelope. And used lots and lots of change!)
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!