Thursday, February 25, 2016
Bare Essentials Challenge: This Week's Shopping Trips
Shopping for this week actually started last Friday as I needed to run into town to put my husband's paycheck in the bank and I figured I'd head to Fred Meyer to get milk. And I hit pay dirt!
I got 1/2 gallons of milk on reduced for 1.09 each (2.18 per gallon if you add that up :). I got three gallons worth as we do go through a decent amount of milk per week.
While I was there I decided to see what I could get for free with a coupon that Kelloggs sent me. I'd written to them about problems I had with Pringles being mis-colored and when the coupon came in the mail I was surprised to find that the coupon was good for pretty much every Kelloggs brand of item and maxed out at 5.00!
Instead of buying a 2.00 container of Pringles that my son would blow through in a couple of hours, I decided to look and see what else I could get. I was going to get corn flakes, but then realized that the Frosted Flakes, one of my husband's and daughter's favorite breakfast cereals, was not only cheaper for the big box, but it also contained a decent more amount of weight in the box compared to the corn flakes. So, I got those instead.
I also found that there were carts of mark downs out in the isle so I looked through them. I was able to score cans of beans for .39 per can, packs of pudding for .69 per box, a thing of Capri Sun fruit punch for .69 (the box was dented, but no leaking of pouches!) and a boxed cake mix for .69.
I also got a thing of orange rolls as they are one of my daughter's favorites because it was her birthday week and because they were decently cheap there :).
All totaled: 12.86 spent at Fred Meyer
I also desperately needed bottle liners, so I got those too, which are a pricey item when I have to buy them. The bread was on sale for 1.79 per loaf. My son loves hot dog buns, hamburger buns and soft "containing 97% air bread" so I got him a loaf as it was cheaper than buying hot dog buns this week. Doritos were on sale for 3.50 per bag, so I got those as well while I was there as we needed them for his lunches and such.
My biggest find while I was there was finding Pillsbury pie crusts on reduced 50% off. I looked at the shelf tag and found they were on sale for 2.50 per box, so once the 50% got taken off at the register they were 1.25 per box. I'm seeing some meat pies (pasties) and such in my husband's near future to take for lunches (I am NOT great at pie crust. I try, but I'm just not a great pie crust maker).
Not shown in the picture is a 20 pack of Diet Coke I had to get for my son's lunch coke as I didn't feel like hauling it up the stairs *laugh*.
All totaled I spent 43.49 at Carrs.
Total for the week: 56.35
Bright side, though, is that the milk, on top of what we already had in the fridge, definitely lasted out the week so I didn't have to pick up any extra milk during the week (yay!).
So, yeah, I picked up some extras this week with the pie crusts and such and that's what sent me over my grocery budget for the week, but I still think it was worth it.
How did you do on shopping this week? Get any good deals?