Well, here’s how I did at the grocery store THIS week:
Publix (Monday), needed milk and coffee cream. How is that I got more?
1 qt milk $1.85 (to tide us over til Costco trip)
2 small international coffee creamers $1.67 each (seriously, not a flavored coffee person at all)
1.5 lbs of fried chicken tenders @ deli $8.67 (doh, I had a $1 off coupon and forgot to use!)
8 oz deli potato salad $2.99 (had thought it was $1.99)
Grand total $17.52
And then … well, I needed to get to Costco. I had a list, cash, my coupon booklet AND the American Express card since I was getting gas too ($3.35 per gallon for regular, GREAT DEAL!) … ummm … yeah, it’s ugly. But in keeping it real, here you go:
Butter Lettuce $4.59 (I’m hoping to make chicken lettuce wraps next week)
*Romaine lettuce $4.29
*Organic spinach $3.99
*2 2 lb packages of deli thin turkey $8.39 each plus $2.25 off each $6.14 each which is $3/lb)
3 dozen xlarge eggs $3.69 (price is down again!)
large bag of baking soda#5.99
30 piece rubbermaid food storage set $29.99 less $4 (so totally do NOT need)
7 lbs (give or take) of b/s chicken breast $19.55 less $4
pork chops $13.99 less $3
2 starbucks 12pk frappachinos $13.99 less $3 each
2 24 pk muscle milk (1 vanilla 1 chocolate) $29.99 each less $6 each
Tortilla strips (chips) $4.29
3 Oh Yeah protein bars (12 pk) $13.99 less 3 each ($10.99 for these is a good price)
Ziploc combo pkg $10.49 less $2
acid reduction (2 pk) $8.89
*MegaRed x 2 $19.99 less $5
36 count Welch fruit snacks $10.59
*mini peppers $4.29
*black forest ham $5.83
18 ct pure protein bars $17.69
2 pkgs of softsoap (bar form, pomegranate and mango … smells so GOOD) $7.99 each
pico degallo $5.49 (tomatoes looked like crap)
veggie chip variety pack $9.49 less $2.50
*half & half $3.29
*2 gallons 2% milk $3.45 each
92 count tampax $13.99 less $3
96 count always $12.99 less $2.50
6 pk basmati ready made rice x 3 $5.97 (these were a BIG hit with Princess and made dinners a LOT easier … this price is lower than I paid originally too!)
Lubriderm lotion (2 pk and smaller bottle) $13.99
Eh. 90% of that stuff was NOT on my list. Like holy cow! What am I going to do?? Ummm….thinking of a complete stop on grocery shopping for February.
Grand total? $384.84. But hey, I saved $63.50. Good lord. Someone shoot me, scold me, tell me this is WRONG. Whatever. It’s food that we will eat, health and beauty that we will use. Even though it’s more than I budget for the MONTH. Ack. Bad bad bad.
The *? That’s what was on my list! I did put stuff back, and I also skipped some things that I would normally buy. I showed SOME restraint. Ha. I know. Don’t tell me.
Shamefully linking up with GCC Shopping Round Up.