Kroger Shopping Trip – The “Oops” Edition

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 22, 2011

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

I had a little over $3o left to spend for the month. And I went over by just $5. (How fitting!)

“Oops.”

I skipped town this week and wanted to be sure to leave enough for Nana and the kids while I was away, so I got the essentials and went over a smidge.  I will not stress about it. I will move on to March and try to stay within budget and get back on track.  The pantry is nicely stocked, the freezer has a good amount of food in it…and I look forward to doing some batch cooking when I get home!

I’ve been in St. Louis and Nashville this week, promoting my Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook.  I got to do something really cool in Nashville…and I hope to get to share it later this week or early next week!

And now…

Kroger

*HOT DEALS*

  • $4.29 – 1 lb. turkey delimeat – used $.35/1 coupon that doubled, on $4.99 sale price

Free

  • Advil and Nescafe instant coffee…used “free item” catalina coupons from last week
  • 4 Voskos Greek yogurt…4 $.75/1 coupons

Produce

  • $2.50 strawberries
  • $1.99 grapefruit
  • lettuce, green peppers and avocados for salad, plus bananas

Meats

  • None!  We are all stocked up in the freezer.

Other Coupons Used

  • $.40/1 apple juice, $.55/1 almond milk (blinkie), 2 $.75/1 Chex cereal, 1 $3/4 Chex store coupon
  • $.55/2 dozen eggs coupon

Total spent at Kroger: $47-ish

Total for the month: $88.37 + $2.01 + $17.89 + $26.77 + $95.79 + $26.82 + $47ish = $305.65

My grocery store’s ad scan

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!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana February 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

How did I not know you were going to be in Saint Louis? I would have LOVED to have met you!

:( Maybe next time.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Sorry Diana! I was in and out in less than 24 hours…less than 18 hours really! I hope to be back soon!

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Christan/MamaBearPing February 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Thanks for the tip on the free yogurt! I heart greek yogurt and was so glad to get a few free ones (it’s super expensive)!

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Aileen February 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Glad you’re not stressing about the $5! I sometimes try to make it up in the next month…though March seems so long. It always feels like there’s an extra week in there somewhere, just to blow my budgets!!

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