Thursday, June 23, 2016
This Week's Shopping Trips
It's been a week where you look down at your cart and go, "I spent THAT on this? Really?" What can you say. When you need meat and laundry soap you know you're in trouble to begin with *laugh*.
So, I went to two stores this week. Fred Meyer and Carrs (I know, you're going to die of not surprise there ;).
At Fred Meyer I picked up some reinforcers for my son's therapy (which aren't included here as they are in my son's monthly budget this month), water softening salt (it went up in price to 6.59 per bag, but I needed it and didn't want to drag the kids to Home Depot today, so I bought a bag. Blah!) and I wanted to get my husband breakfast/protein bars. He likes to grab a couple on the run in the morning and it has been seeming to keep the shakes at bay, so I wanted to make sure I got him some more. Unfortunately he LOVES the Quaker Oat Flats I got free on Freebie Friday a few weeks back, but they are 3.99 a box for like 5 bars! My jaw dropped when I saw the price on those. So, instead, I picked up some other flavors of Special K bars that were on reduced for 2.30 a box. If he likes them, good, if not he can work his way through them and I'll have time to wait for a sale on the Quaker Oat bars he likes before I have to buy them. I also got a thing of Pop Tarts for my son.
I didn't realize it at the time, but I guess that Kelloggs is running a promotion right now, so I got a 3.00 off my next shopping visit coupon when I checked out. So, that was a great score!
I also picked up some Seventh Generation laundry soap while I was there. I used a 2.00/1 coupon I had on it, so I got it for cheaper. It's expensive, but it's the only brand of laundry soap that doesn't break my family out, so I try to look at the bright side that at least there's SOMETHING I can use.
All totaled I spent 28.87 at Fred Meyer.
I then went to Carrs to pick up a few things, most notably hamburger as they had given me a personalized price on the 3 lb chub of hamburger. While there I did find a few things.
I got pork chops on reduced for 6.37. I also was able to get a big boneless chuck steak for 6.13 (this will be enough for a meal for my family). My biggest score was finding a package of breakfast sausages on reduced for 2.00 and I had a 1.00/1 E-Coupon loaded onto my card for the sausages making the package 1.00!
I also picked up milk and bananas (I have a personalized price on those all month) and flavored water for the daughter (personalized price of 3.49 :).
All totaled at Carrs I spent 31.10 after discounts were applied.
So, all totaled for the week I spent 59.97 on groceries.
I am right where I would need to be right now, but I'm honestly seeing myself going over this week if I find ANY good deals on meat at all. We desperately need it for variety in the diet's sake. So, I'm not sweating it if I have to go over this week. We shall see.