Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekly Shopping Trip

My sister, fount of all bargain knowledge, let me know of a clearance sale on meat at our local Safeway on Sunday so I high tailed it down there and dug through the meat that was marked down 30% to 50% off to try and find some deals to stash in my freezer.

I managed to get....

1.5 lbs of bottom round roast $3.30
1 lb round steak $2.19
2 1lb packages of thin cut boneless pork $4.57
1 Kid FREE!

Total $10.06

Then I hit my regular haunts on Monday....

S & S Grocery Liquidators

5 cans of diced tomatoes $1.95
12 double rolls of Toilet Paper $4.99
Total $6.94

Grocery Outlet

16 oz Cottage Cheese $1.99
Frozen Peas $.79
Bacon $1.69
Macaroni $1.49

Total $5.96


Margarine $1.94
Vanilla Yogurt (I know, shoulda made my own) $1.68
Peanut Butter $1.98
Vanilla Soymilk $1.18
Fels Naptha Bar $1.12
Powdered Buttermilk $4.37
Frozen Raspberries $1.98
Bulk Corn Flakes $.89
Bulk Powdered Sugar $1.09
Bulk Onion Soup Mix $1.20
Bulk Granola $1.85
5 lb potatoes $1.88
Bananas $2.17
Apples $2.12
Tomatoes $1.26
Bulk Chocolate Chips $2.41
3 Yellow Onions $1.37
1 sweet onion $.81
Red Grapes $2.02
Bulk Butterscotch Chips $1.68

Total $35.00 (even....Wow!)

Grand Total $57.96


Aliisa and Sundy said...

From Aliisa:

wow, even stocking up on some meat, you did a great job!!

I really wish we had the bulk bins here, it would be nice to save money on that kind of stuff!!

Great job!

Kat said...

I'd snatch up that Free Kid, too!

noelle said...

I'm getting to look at your recipes for the week. Maybe find a new one for us. I wanted to let you know that I finally took the plunge and filled a nearly empty gallon of 2% with a quart of reconstituted milk. I was serving it with chili that was on the spicy side so I knew the kids wouldn't be super picky. They were none the wiser and I will do it again today to stretch out that milk budget.

Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Monkey Momma said...

I just want you to know that seeing this week after week has finally started to wear me down. I'm really trying to get a grip on my grocery budget. It's only me, hubs, and one tiny 13 month old, so we shouldn't spend a lot. But we do! Both son and I are dairy and gluten allergic, so shopping for bargain items that fit our diet are REALLY hard!

But I'll keep trying. Thanks for the inspiration...

Mrs. Querido said...

I never thought about BULK chocolate chips...*smacks head*

Great job on your shopping trip..we are WINCO shoppers too :)

Candace said...

I have a dumb question although I have always heard no question is dumb this one feels like it lol. So here it is do you make several trips out to do your shopping or do you take a cooler or what. I am just trying to figure out how you keep your cold items from spoiling while going to different stores.

Thanks for any insight. I am new to your sight and I am trying to crack down on our budget too so I would love the tips!

dicity said...

Where is S&S Grocery Liquidators? Never heard of that!

Love the reduced meat at Safeway and the "Today's Special" stickers at Raley's.


Rebeckah said...

You are amazing! Really! I am so impressed!

ani said...

how'd you get a free kid? i want one!