After putting groceries away this week, it occurred to me that we are pretty well stocked up for food! So I thought I’d challenge myself to drop our grocery budget this month from $80/week to $60/week. I’ve been coming in regularly around $60/week, and that includes stockpiling items. So if I lay off the stockpiling and just get produce and milk/eggs, etc, then perhaps I could just spend $40-$50 at the grocery store and the rest at the farmer’s market (for tomatoes…salsa and spaghetti sauce…and apples for crockpot applesauce!) So that’s the plan for September…
This week’s trip…
Barilla Pasta – $.50/box I knew this was on sale for $1 a box a few weeks back, but the sale doesn’t expire until 9/13. There were coupons in a recent newspaper insert, I believe the 8/23 insert. So match the $1/2 coupons with the $1 sale price and you get 1 lb. boxes of pasta…and WHOLE GRAIN…for just $.50/box! I bought 8 boxes 🙂
Bounty Paper Towels – On sale for $1. Used $.25 coupon in this week’s P&G newspaper insert, doubles…$.50/roll.
Free – 2 Hefty ziploc bags (on sale for $1, used $1 coupon), Yoplait Delights (used free item coupon), Bisquick Shake and Pour (used free item coupon)
Produce – Not the greatest produce sale this week…great price on corn ($.17/ear) and broccoli ($1.48/bunch). Remember, when produce is on sale by the bunch (and not by the lb.), grab the LARGEST bunch to get the most for your $$$!
Meats – Chicken breast on sale for $1.99/lb and used $1 Tyson coupons, and 2 packages of Private Selection steaks…total of $2.46. I used a $2 off PS meat coupon from a Kroger mailer. One of the packages only cost $2.o6, so I only paid $.06 for that package and only $2.40 for the other. So we’ll be grilling steaks sometime soon!!!
Coupons Used – Lots!
Total spent at Kroger: $59.10