Monday, January 5, 2009

GCC Shopping Round Up

40 count Tampons $3.99
2 salad dressings $.49
2 cans green beans $.78
4 cans fruit $2.37
Starbucks Whole Bean Coffee $3.49
Corn Chips $2.99
2 lbs bacon $3.99
2 cups shredded cheese $2.29
4 boxes Mac & Cheese $1.00
2 pack toothbrushes $.99
Swiss Cheese $3.64
5 dozen eggs $7.68
3 lbs Bulk Brown Sugar $1.45
1 head green cabbage $1.02
3/4 lb Bulk Navy Beans $.73
3 lbs apples $2.38
2 lbs Bulk Popcorn $1.64
3/4 Bulk Vanilla Granola $1.10
2 lbs Bulk Chocolate Chips $4.67
Margarine sticks $.89
Margarine tub $1.08
Vanilla Yogurt $1.78
3.5 lbs Bananas $1.92
4 lbs Unbleached Flour $1.24

Grand Total $53.60

So If you'd like to participate in the Shopping Round Up here are the steps:
  1. Take a picture of your groceries and post it on your blog (prices make it more fun)

  2. Grab the address at the top of the page by highlighting it, right click and copy

  3. Go to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this page and in the top box enter your name

  4. In the bottom box right click and paste your address

  5. Then hit "enter" or "submit" or whatever the linky says.
Your done!

PLEASE!!!!! Make sure to let your readers know where you are linked up at by providing a link back to this post in the post you've written on your own blog. It's only fair that if I'm spreading the linky love than you do too. If you skip this step you might catch me on a grumpy day and I just might delete your link. And if you are a spammer mis-using this prepared to automatically be deleted. I hope that wasn't too snarky but YES, even the grocery cart challenge lady has pet peeves. And if you've already been doing this THANK YOU!


Terri and Bob said...

Gotta love the cutie on the end... but didn't see the price on the list! :)

newlyweds said...

Great job, I wish I had more grocery choices like you do. Thanks for doing Mr. Linky!!

Halfmoon Girl said...

How much was that cute little guy?

learningtobefrugal said...

You did a great job shopping this week!


rachelg said...

Great job you are such an inspiration I am excited to participate!

my little corner said...

How in the world do you get by with not having to buy toilet paper since October 7th?

HeatherC said...

Hi there- what do you store your bulk baking supplies (such as cocoa or sugar) in?

Julia said...

Ugh! I do the Grocery Game and I did my shopping trips yesterday. I had everything ready to go, including the receipts, and I forgot to take a picture! Hopefully next week I can join you.

Gayle said...

Ahh the TP question. I've been getting that one alot lately. I had a friend who found one of those huge Costco packages of TP at one of our local grocery outlets and she was so excited that she bought two and drove straight up to my house to give me one of them. That's a true frugal friend that we bring me the gift of toilet paper. That was a few weeks ago so I'll probably run out by the end of this week....maybe next. I also have a housefull of boys that don't need nearly as much TP as us girls do. So it lasts a bit longer than a house full of girls.

SK and Family said...

I would love to find bulk sugar, cocoa, and popcorn like you have--but I don't think any of my local stores carry it...I'll be looking out for it!! That's a great price on 3 lbs. of brown sugar!

k said...

Love your blog!

Gypsy Trader said...

I'd like to know what kinda casserole you'll be cookin' up with those tampons ? LOL

Anonymous said...

How in the world do you buy a bag of Starbucks coffee for $3.49? That is fabulous!

nanny said...

Love your blog! You are an awesome shopper!

Kari said...

I would also like to know where you found Starbucks coffee for $3.49, two salad dressings for 49 cents, and margarine sticks for .89? Are you shopping at some special discount store or using coupons?

Gayle said...

I've been lazy the past few weeks and haven't put down WHERE I've been getting this stuff. The starbucks and low cal spray dressings were from S & S liquidators and the margarine was from Win-co.

Latte said...

I am going to so try and do this next week! It's part of my new years huh!


P.S.Say a prayer for me cuz...this looks like a lot of work...and I will say a prayer for you Gayle...cuz girl you rock to do this for your family and us!

Melinda said...

I am so excited to join you in the GCC Round up. This will help hold me accountable to my budget after all it will be in black and white for the whole world to see.
As always you did a great job on your shopping trip.

Jessie Francis said...

have you ever done a post on whther or not you cvs?

Jackie said...

I'll be joining next week...I usually shop on the weekend for groceries, and of course I didn't take a pic!

Lalalauren said...

This has nothing to do with your post but I know how much you love homemade stuff!! Homemade fruit and veggie wash!

Lisa said...

I am totally inspired! I have been watching and learning and I am ready for my first shopping trip. Thank you for all you are teaching me!

Phoebe said...

Thank you so much for doing Mr. Linky, Gayle!

Prudent Homemaker said...

Very nice!

I usually get my brown sugar at Sam's club, and then I dump several bags (about 6 lbs total) in a platic container with a lid, and I keep one of those terra cotta bears in there (you have to rewet them about every 5 weeks or so) and it keeps my brown sugar soft.

They also sell popcorn in a 50 lb bag. We dumped ours in a 6 gallon food safe plastic bucket (it almost fit, so we made popcorn right away with the little bit that didn't fit :) ) and we keep some in a canning jar with a lid to use on a regular basis (no lid and it doesn't pop as fluffly).

We do toliet paper all at once, too; I only get it about twice a year and I fill under the sinks in all the bathrooms.

Marvin, Erica and Calvin said...

Thanks for the Mr. Linky. I've never done this before, I guess it isn't too hard. I love your blog and impressed at the way you take care of your family so well. Also is winco a place where you can buy things in bulk? Sorry I live in the midwest, I was curious if you had to pay any membership fee to shop there?

Gayle said...

Win-co is probably similar to an Aldi's. It's a chain store that sells groceries at really low prices. There is no membership fee and things come in regular sizes.

N. said...

This is awesome, Gayle! Thanks for the added accountability!!

Duckygirl said...

Aldi's is actually a LOT like grocery outlet and they don't sell bulk things unfortunately :(


nan said...

I have been working the frugal shopping since my husband went back to school last June. I can usually stick to my budget monthly but am up and down per week because I am constantly working on food storage. Can't live without it because it got us through those first few hard months. How do you compensate for food storage or stocking your cupboards for a rainy day?

MoneyBlogga said...

I love Winco. That store has helped me so much in trying to keep to a food budget. Really enjoy your site!

Rachel said...

Don't you just love WinCo?! Though I think that yours might be a few cents cheaper on everything than mine, but we're in a different area too, so that's not surprising! Enjoyed the Mr. Linky!

McNew Family said...

Ok, Gayle - I said that I would add the linky link to my blog, but I don't understand how!

I really love looking over your site.

Hey - the Thai Peanut Sauce is at Prospector's Liquidators right now for only 50 cents!!!!! It is soooo yummy - I had a can of coconut milk from the liquidators to stretch it.

See you at Friday School!


Joy in the Burbs... said...

I just found out about the Diva Cup. (Men you won't need this.) I ordered one after reading many positive things about it.
No more buying tampons/pads etc.

See what you think.
Google it Diva Cup.