Kroger Shopping Trip – June 7th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 8, 2010

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom


We’re back to our $60/week budget after 2 months of $50/week.  After months of playing around with my grocery budget, it seems that $60/week seems to by the magic number!

Last week I went WAY over my allotment…as I needed to stock up on some of the several more expensive items like olive oil, toilet paper and a big box of trash bags.

This week is a much better week for deals, although I still went over my intended budget. *sigh*

Great Deals

  • 4 $.67 Green Giant Steamers – coupon here
  • $.19 Muir Glen tomato paste – coupon here
  • 2 $2.00 GF Chex cereals – coupon in this week’s paper and another here
  • BOGO English muffins


  • $2 Pineapple (2…1 to eat, the other to use to make pina colada popsicles)
  • $1.28 Cantaloupe
  • $1.48 broccoli
  • $.98/lb peaches (not the best price, but it works for now)


  • $1.99/lb chicken breasts – stocking up for this week’s batch grilling

Total spent at Kroger: $69.13

Total for last week’s trip: $78-ish

My grocery store’s ad scan

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks 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!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Leslie June 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

Sorry you went over your budget- but it’s refreshing to know that even the pros do that ;-)


Cupcake Mommie (Jessica) June 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

It’s taken years, but I finally have a magic number for our grocery budget. Cooking from scratch, coupons, and using your cookbook helps!!!!!!


Danielle June 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Just wanted to say don’t get too frustrated with going over your grocery budget. The best thing is that you have a number in mind and work to stay close to that number instead of just getting whatever and not paying attention to the cost. The difference between spending $100 a week (because you don’t keep track) versus spending $75/week adds up quickly, even if your budget is $60. Keep up the good work!


Beth Danielsen June 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I also wanted to encourage you to keep up the good work and to mention that last night I made the Italian Turkey Burgers from your cookbook and they were amazing! Only difference is we ate ours open faced since we watch carbs and there was plenty in the sweet potatoes. I also used some of the frozen tomatoes from our garden last year, in place of the diced canned you called for, Just awesome! Thanks.


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