Kroger Shopping Trip – The “3 Stores” Edition

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 1, 2012

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

It’s crunch time at our house…and I had to make one last stop at Lowe’s on Monday to grab a new track light and some quarter round for our kitchen, and the last 2 home improvement projects to do, before listing our house for sale tomorrow. (Anyone know anyone in Dayton, OH looking for a lovely home…we have one for them to see. *wink*)

Lowe’s is up the street from Meijer, and across the street from Aldi. And since they both had some great sales for some of our favorite “weekly buys,” I thought it prudent to bop in for those things while we were in the area.

Aldi

Mostly produce and some canned tomatoes.

Produce

  • $.49 mangoes
  • $.49 avocados
  • $.99 per pack bell peppers
  • $.99 broccoli

Total spent at Aldi: $7.48

Meijer

*HOT DEALS*

  • $2 Chex (4/$10 sale, plus a printable $1/2 coupon…there may be a new one out this morning on Coupons.com)
  • $2.50 delimeat (used $1.25/2 manufacturers coupon from mailer)
  • $3.69 carving board meat

Produce

  • 2/$3 strawberries

Total spent at Meijer: ~$18

Kroger

*HOT DEALS*

Produce

  • $.99/lb asparagus

Meats

  • $1.99/lb porkloin (I plan to use half as a pork roast…turning this Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast into a one dish dinner! And the other half I will slice into pork chops! 2 for 1!)

Total spent at Kroger: ~$59

Total for the week: $84.50!

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!

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Heather March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am

I made the brown sugar pork roast last night and it was delicious!

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karen March 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

Isn’t Meijer the nicer version of wal-mart! :)

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Heather M March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

Wow the prices in your area are low. Even at the cheapest (and least decent, quality-wise), we’re hardpressed to get avocados under $1.50/each, mangos lower than $1, and peppers less than $1 each pepper. Our prices are at least double on sale from these. Much harder to keep within a small food budget and eat healthily.

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Heather M March 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Should mention we do eat lots of healthy fresh produce, we just spend a lot more $$ on food than you do, even using coupons and shopping the items on sale (and choosing much of the fresh produce based on what is on sale, though we buy certain items regardless). It’s just a bit depressing to see how much less the same food is elsewhere.

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Shandi Naugle March 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Wow, you got some great deals! Good job this week:) I’m loving the yogurt.

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