Sunday, October 27, 2013

Super Savings "Saturday" - $39.28 Shopping Trip

It's been a very busy two weeks - company, school events, MEA weekend (with the children off school for two days), fall and Halloween events, our first really hard frost (which means we need to get the yard cleaned up big time), a fundraiser, mid-term or end-of-quarter for everyone at school, and all the usual craziness around here! 

We went grocery shopping in two pieces yesterday between all sorts of other things that we had to do (whoever said weekends were for relaxing never lived at our house!) so I didn't get a photo of either time.  Sigh.  Hopefully back to regularly scheduled programming this week so I can actually get a photo!

My parents were here last week and bought us groceries last weekend and I bought only light bulbs with our "grocery" money last week so we had an "extra" $12 to add to the grocery budget this week.  So we had a total of $42 to spend at the stores.  I spent $39.28 and here's what I got.

Store #1:
Fresh Express Salad 2 @ 2/$3 = $3
Pint Grape Tomatoes $2.50
Driscoll Raspberries 2 @ 2/$4 = $4
Cool Whip $1.99
Tombstone Pizza 4 @ $2.88 ea = $11.52
Total Store #1: $23.01
Total Saved According to Receipt: $10.42 (31%)

Store #2:
Store Brand Baking Powder $1.29
16oz Turkey Franks 2 @ 2/$2 = $2
1lb Strawberries $2
Large Whole Pineapple $2.99
8oz Block Cheddar Cheese $1.5
8oz Bagged Shredded Cheese (2 Mozzarella and 1 Cheddar) 3 @ $1.50ea = $4.50
1 dozen large eggs $1.99
Total Store #2: $16.27
Total Saved According to Receipt: $15.63 (48%)

Total Spent: $39.28
Total Save According to Receipts: $26.05 (40%)

I have rarely seen franks (hot dogs) this cheep so my folks bought us 2 packages this last weekend and we bought two more.  These should last us until well after Christmas.  I'm hoping we can have one night where it's warm enough to roast them over a fire in the fire pit in our backyard.  The raspberries and Cool Whip were for treats I made for the fundraiser.  We had leftovers so we had extra treats in the house - the kids were thrilled.  Just what we need along with Halloween candy, right?  I'm a little sad with the price of eggs right now - they seem so expensive since we've been blessed to have them right around $1/dozen for so long.  We had milk, apples, carrots, pears and celery leftover from the last few weeks as well as meat in the deep freeze and canned venison in our pantry.  We are truly blessed!  Come back on Monday to see what we're eating this week.

How did you do this week with your shopping? 

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