Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Weekly Shopping Trip

I had a nice stash of meat in my freezer this week thanks to a great sale I found on chicken drumsticks and beef patties a few weeks ago. I think that really helped me to keep it low this week. If you are a new visitor check my archives for how I plan my menus and do my shopping. You'll find some good information in there.

So here goes...

Dollar Store

4 tubes of toothpaste

Total $4.00

S & S Liquidators

2 cans of tomatoes $.78
2 cans of green beans $.78
Bandaids $.99

Total $2.55


Bulk Sugar $1.27
Parmesan $2.17
Bulk Coconut $.79
Bulk Quick Oats $1.83
Vegetable Oil $1.98
Plain Yogurt $1.68
Vanilla Yogurt $1.68
Bananas $2.01
Tomatos $1.55
Tomato Juice $1.31
Fresh Parsley $.38
Bulk corn starch $.60
Apples $2.39
Garlic $.78
5 dozen eggs $7.41

Total 27.83

Grocery Outlet

Tortilla $1.99
Angel hair pasta $.99
Cheddar $1.99
Cornmeal $1.29
Gargabe bags $1.99

Total $8.25

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2 Spotlight bulbs $7.90

Grand Total $50.53


Terri Steffes said...

I had to laugh when I saw 5 dz eggs. A dz eggs will last Bob and me over a week, and that's when we do some baking, too!

Thanks for sharing this with us and I loved the birthday wishes!

Sarah said...

Way to go, Gayle! That's so awesome!

I'm headed to Tri-Cities today and may go to Win-Co and check out the bulk items. Ohhh how I wish I had a Win-Co!

How's the TVP going? That's what it's called, right?

Unknown said...

hi, i'm new to your blog. it's very great to see how much you paid for everything. i'd like to know what your menu plan is that accompanies this shopping trip...

Anonymous said...

The Daily News article helped me find you again and I remembered how much I missed blogging and your wonderful blog in particular! I think the new site is GENIUS and I can't tell you how motivated and excited I am to cut my grocery bill! I'll be lingering in web-land and will be a regular on your blogs. Well done and "see ya in the funny papers!" (aka: the daily news - finally a column I want to read!)
- Kari

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

May I ask what you need all the bandaids for? ; )

Good job with the tally this week.
I found a web site with directions on how to make sour cream and cream cheese from yogurt. Let me know if want it.

makeyourhomesing said...

Gayle, we have a grocery outlet or liquadator store or something near us too. I have never shopped there. I always thought they were off-off brands and haven't wanted to try them (even though I buy store brands). I also thought maybe the cans were damaged are near expiration or something. I guess I'm a "food snob" and I've been afraid to try it.

Could you either do a post some time about your experience with them, or at least let me know if there are any special tips or things I should know about buying there? Thanks!

Christina said...

I'm new to this site and am very interested in what you are doing because we spend WAY too much! Please link me if you have already posted this stuff, but what do you do for lunches? And I noticed you don't by any snack stuff, do you guys snack? Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering what you do for lunch and snacks. I have three very active teenagers, and can not imagine feeding them only bananas and milk for breakfast. It will be interesting to see what your shopping looks like when they are older..