Monday, February 2, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip

You know what? It was like the loaves and the fishes today. I ONLY had $60. That's it. No mistakes. No back-up. But not only did I get enough but I even had extra money when I was done.

4 double rolls TP $1.56
Starbucks Coffee $3.49
2 cans green beans $.78
1 can corn $.39
1 can garbanzo beans $.39
1 can tomato sauce $.39
1 can cream of mushroom $.59

4 loaves bread &
1 bag of wheat rolls &
2 bags of bagels $6.68

2 tubs of low fat cottage cheese $3.78
Frozen peas $.79
Frozen blackberries $1.99
Sliced ham $1.99
Silk Vanilla Soymilk $1.99
Bowtie pasta $.99
Orange Extract $.99

Bleach $1.18
10 lb potatoes $2.48
Dozen Eggs $1.55
4 lb sugar $1.95
Broccoli Crowns $.97
50 lunch bags $.95 (for microwave popcorn)
Ketchup $.78
Maple Flavoring $2.88
Margarine $.88
Frozen Orange Juice $.98
3 grapefruit $1.14
3/4 lb bulk powdered milk $2.28
1 3/4 lb bulk oats $.71
1/2 lb bulk corn flakes $.63
1 1/4 lbs bulk pinto beans $.84
1/4 lb bulk raisins $.27
1/4 lb bulk baking cocoa $.79
1.5 lbs bulk popcorn $1.20
1/2 lb bulk seasoning salt $.90
2 3/4 lbs apples $1.90
3 3/4 lbs bananas $2.18
Lemon Juice $1.58

Grand Total $55.81

How did it go for you this week?


cooking like a frugalite said...

Wow! You did great! I wanted to tell you, btw, thank you for the Buttery Bread Rolls link! They are awesome!!!

Nikowa@KHA said...

Girl! You are an inspiration!!!!!

Trish said...

Oooh! Tell us more about the microwave popcorn! Especially if there's a Kettle Corn option! :)

Trish said...

*Forgive me if this posts twice! My computer is being all wonky!

Please do tell us more about the microwave popcorn. Especially if there is a Kettle Corn version!

twomoms said...

just wanted to thank you for hosting this, I always come by and lurk but have never participated, thought it was about time. I wish I had a WinCo sems like they have great (read cheap) bulk bins

Erica said...

Isn't it amazing how He cares for us?

Frugal in Florida said...

Wow, great deal on the potatoes. I just paid $6.09 for 10 lbs. And they weren't that great either ...

Terri and Bob said...

Excellent job! Now, the big question... will that $5 and change go towards next week or is that just considered bonus?

Tracey@Be A Wonder said...

In looking over your menus and shopping lists, it's looking like your "ace in the hole" is avoiding meat as your protein as much as possible to keep to your budget. I only saw a beef dish one night, and I'm not sure I saw any chicken dishes. The others were either vegetarian or involved legumes as the protein. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

TX Doodler said...

It seems that you've been blessed for a few weeks with S&S Liquidators $3.49 Starbucks coffee. Congrats! (I'm jealous.)

I've tried your microwave popcorn tip & haven't turned back since. It is the best & cheapest way to make popcorn! Thanks for the tip!

Latte said...

Okay, don't you love that the discount stores give you Starbucks coffee for such a good price? I get espresso (for mize latte's addiction) and I usually never pay more than $3! It's so cool!


MOMMY said...

I am amazed again at your ability to get so much for so little!


Gayle said...

About the meat question... we usually average 2-3 meat meals per week. Meat is never the main course but always a part of a meal. No steacks or chicken breasts for us. Usually it's in a casserole, stir fry or soup. And yes, it's strictly to keep costs down. If the sky was the limit we would have no problem going back to a totally carnivorous life. Although when I had some hamburger last week I didn't like the taste near as much as I remembered. And I had to keep telling myself, "This is hamburger, Gayle. Quit thinking about it as an animal!"

Gayle said...

Well Terri, if I was a good girl (or a liar) I'd tell you it was going towards next week. But really, it went to Starbucks when I had tea with a friend.

SK and Family said...

Ahhh...your bulk prices are killing me!! ;) We are moving soon--I have hope that I will find a store that sells in bulk, LOL! Have a great weekend!

Dawn's Delicious Deals said...

Wow, great job! That Winco store looks amazing. Wish we had some stores like that here!