Kroger Shopping Trip – The “Whoops…I Got Sidetracked by Reality TV” Edition

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

For as long as I can remember, I have posted about my shopping trips on Tuesday mornings here on this little old blog. I shop on Mondays as a general rule, and write up the post on Monday nights or early Tuesday mornings.

Last night I was cuddling with a feverish baby and saw an ad for the new reality weight loss show, Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition (mind you, this is the first television I have watched since I watched my segment on the View…almost 4 weeks ago!)…and I was intrigued.  When I was waiting for my show to tape for The View, I ran into Chris Powell in the dressing room area backstage. We quickly got to talking about food, healthy food, costs of healthy food, weight loss, etc.  I was completely blown away by his passion and his approach to weight loss and how it’s so drastically different from another show that will go unnamed here. :)

I wanted to see one of his shows to get a full understanding…so I stayed up late watching EM:WLE and it didn’t let me down. His approach is way better and way healthier than the other unnamed show. I love that it doesn’t have a competition factor, and that relationships aren’t broken/damaged by voting off, etc.

Anywho…I got so sidetracked and completely forgot to write up about my grocery trip.

Which turns out was very, very, very uneventful!


There’s nothing terribly exciting about this trip. Got 2 packs of TP, as our stockpile is running low. And a few special (and expensive) snacks for Tyler. That’s about it!


  • Sister Schubert’s rolls – Used free item coupon, have no recollection of where it came from…found it cleaning out my desk :)

Total spent at Kroger: $78.97

Total for the month: $208.60 + $20 for the berries + $78.97 = $307.57 Just barely over my $75/week budget for June!

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!


  1. Erika says

    I love how well you do on your shopping trips! I also love to see you do a trip that looks a lot like mine:) We are a family of 6 and I do use coupons and get good/free deals, but also tend to overspend on fruits (that we eat or freeze if not eaten before they go bad), and dairy products. We drink about a gallon of milk a day and eat lots of cheese and yogurt. And the eggs are so high in price but we eat lots of them also. Thanks for bringing reality to your grocery bag every now and then!

  2. Erin says

    My husband and I absolutely LOVE that show! It comes on so late here that we watch it online the next evening, and it is very inspiring and encouraging. It is very cool that you got to meet Chris!

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