Kroger Shopping Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 19, 2011

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

Nothing terribly exciting to report from the grocery store this week.  No Kathy Bates, Fried Green Tomatoes, Parking Lot Moments, and no Sore Legs to talk about this week.

I did pick up a ham…for the sole purpose of slicing, dicing and freezing.  The best prices of the year are this week, so I thought I’d take advantage.  I will be using the frozen ham in future frittatas, egg sandwiches, breakfast tacos, soups and more!

Otherwise, just the usual…

Kroger


*HOT DEALS*

  • $1.50 Sister Schubert’s rolls – $2.50 sale plus $1 Q (Love having these in the freezer for when I need a quick bread!)
  • $.67 Green Giant spinach – you can print a $.50/1 coupon making these free, but I’ve already printed them!
  • $2 Brats – $3 sale plus $1 Q
  • $1 Turkey Bacon – $2 sale plus $1 Q
  • $.50 Cans Pineapple – $1 sale, used $1/2 newspaper Q
  • $.99 Purex – $1.99 sale plus $1 Q
  • $3 Carving Board Meat – used $1.50 Q from House Party
  • $1.49 Big Slice Cheese – used $1.50 Q from House Party

Produce

  • Organic Red Kale – $.99
  • Zucchini – $.79/lb
  • Mangoes – $1 each
  • Bananas, apples, oranges, sweet potatoes, strawberries

Total spent at Kroger: $71.48

Total for the month: $178.20 + $71.48 = $249.68…Leaving me with just about $50 for next week!  Perfect!

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!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisha April 19, 2011 at 7:18 am

I’m just curious, does your weekly total include diapers, makeup, and toiletries? If it weren’t for these things I would be meeting my weekly goal, but it is hard with these items.

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Candi April 19, 2011 at 7:41 am

Using coupons you’ll be able to get most of your toiletries for free. Check out the links Erin provides for the coupon sites. We don’t pay for toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap and we use store rewards to get super cheap shampoo and cosmetics. Hope that helps!

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Alison P April 20, 2011 at 7:02 am

I include diapers and most everything in my monthly budget. I was having a hard time figuring out if I should include stuff from Lowes and Home Depot even though I include all of the grocery stores, CVS and Rite Aid. I am still trying to figure it out but even with a splurge of planting a garden and getting some toys for my son we are at $258 for the month which is almost over. I had a really high March at $340 because I thought I still had diapers in my endless closet of diapers but they were all gone so I hit a bunch of different diaper sales and got at least 4 boxes but a really low February at $223. I am rationalizing that I used the leftover money from February. I just started tracking to see what we spend in a month to see what the budget can be. When I write down everything as I do it, I am much more likely to stick to a budget and get creative. Last weekend, I knew that I needed milk and my 2 newpapers but didn’t want to spend the $8 at the grocery store. I went to CVS and got that and much more and with ECB paid under $5. I plan on doing the same thing this week and only spending a few dollars at CVS for the rest of the month. I think that every family has their own budget to stick to but writting things down for a few months might help your family figure out what your number is currently and if there are places you can cut back then you know if your budget could go lower.

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Wanda Chaumont April 21, 2011 at 8:50 am

I love your website. I’m not that great at using couponds yet, but since I’ve learned about you and how you save money and still feed your family really well I’ve made changes. Now I’m saving money to, although not as well as you do. Thank you very much Wanda Chaumont

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