Last week we went over our grocery budget by $50.00 so I gave it my all and tried this week to cut back. I loved shopping at Dollar General and saving! The grand kids loved the fries but the compleat meal was given a oh hum by the youngest daughter.
I also tried shopping for deals in the morning at Kroger (8:45 a.m.). I wanted to see what discount tags I could find. I must not have been early enough because all the shelves were empty where the tags where. I'll try again next week.
I still need to go down $23.00 next week but I'm on a roll!
If you have never read my grocery totals before here is a little Information:
I want to keep our grocery budget at $100.00. I always forget to clarify how many people live here permanently and who we have her to babysit. We have 3 people that live here (youngest daughter buys some of her groceries) and we babysit two grandchildren (although now they will be in school most days).
We also want to eat healthy so our grocery bill is a little higher than we are used to. Like my husband says, "our health is our wealth."
3 bags of produce discounted peppers and cucumbers .99 each bag total $2.97
2 Tortilla's $4.99 each
I've been watching One cute couponer on Youtube and have become addicted! I couldn't wait to go to Dollar General and try her digital coupon (DC) deal this past week. Of course I made it my own with the things I needed and paired it with some of the deals she posted.
Gain Liquid $3.95 (-DC $2.00)
Tea bags $2.00
6 cans of Vienna Sausage .50 each
Bic Sensitive Shavers $2.85 (-DC $3.00)
Idaho French Fries $3.00 (-DC $1.50)
Compleats Turkey Meal $2.00 (-DC $1.00)
-$3.00 off $15.00
Our Aldi's opened this past week and it's so nice! I got all excited and wanted to be there early to try and get the golden ticket. When we got there though there was a line of people that snaked almost around the building. We ended up going back a couple of hours later. I can't even remember what you won if you got the ticket ha ha. We all received some coupons for $5.00 off $30.00 for the next couple of weeks plus we each got a couple of new Reusable Aldi bags.
2 half and half $1.55 ea
2 Tea Bags $1.89 each
Caramel Apples $1.99
Turkey Snack Sticks $3.49
Tomatoes $1.69 each
Strawberries $1.99 each
2 low carb bars $4.99 each
2 gallons of milk $1.49 each
BC cake mix $1.49 (granddaughter wanted cupcakes)
Kroger Cheese $.99 each (Fri-Sat deal)
Idahoan Potato (free Friday)
Northern Bath Tissue $3.49 each (Fri-Sat Deal)
3 Kellogg's Pop tarts .99 each (Fri-Sat Deal) (granddaughter ate one as we shopped)
Yogurt 1.00 (I thought this was my free one but apparently not)
Potato chips $1.25
-$3.50 Bottle Return
Grand Total: $73.40
How did you do grocery shopping this week?