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Shopping Summary: Wrapping up June

I made some somewhat random shopping trips during these past two weeks.  And I probably will make one more by the time Friday hits.  Between being out of town and running errands in between to keep up with life – it’s been a bit crazy to say the least. All that’s running through my head is wedding, classroom, blog, wedding, classroom, blog. So many things to plan for!

So in all of that, I made it to Publix last week for a quick trip.  And I made an even quicker trip to Kroger yesterday to grab 2 newspapers and some random ingredients for my meals this week.  Like I always say – my stockpile is saving our budget, my time, and my tummy!!

Here’s what I bought:

Publix
(oh, and the new Publix on Charlotte is ah-may-zing!!)

(2) Juicy Juice, $1.32 ea
(1) Classico prepared pesto, $2.89
(2) Newman’s Own Salsa, $1.00 ea
(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $2.99 ea (oops!  I ran out!)
(2) Starbucks Ice Cream, $0.89 ea
(2) Uncle Ben’s Boil in a Bag Rice, $0.14 ea
(2) Eggo Waffles, $0.64 ea
(1) Publix Flour, $2.29 (ran out of this too :()
(2) Quattro Razors, 3 count, $1.49 ea
(1 lb) Green Beans, $0.99 lb
(1.5 lbs) Bananas, $0.59 lb
(1) Nature’s Own Bread, $1.42 ea
(1 gallon) Milk
-$5.00/30 Publix Coupon

Before Sales and Coupons: $66.73
Total OOP: $26.86
Percent Savings: 59.8%

Kroger

(2) Newspapers, $1.00 ea
(1 lb) Strawberries, $1.89 ea
(2 lb) Bananas, $0.39 lb
(1) Parmesan Cheese, $2.48 ea
(4 oz) Pimentos, $1.19 ea

Before Sales and Coupons: $10.47
Total OOP: $8.87
Percent Savings: 15.3%

So that wraps up June.  I did spend an extra $70 to complete the Diva Detox (something for me, regardless of budget).  Taking out that week of shopping, I am exactly on par with my $30/week budget.  Boy, I thought it was going to be a lot worse than that with my erratic shopping!  Turned out better than expected!

Shopping Summary: June Week #3

After last week’s produce shop, I just wanted to pick up the very best deals this week.  I just shopped at Harris Teeter.  My local store always has TONS of mark-downs on Tuesday afternoons.  My favorite time to shop!

Harris Teeter

(2) Quaker Chewy Bars, $1.50 ea
(6 lbs) Whole Chicken, $0.59 lb
(2 lbs) Angus Stew Meat, $4.68 (manager’s special)
(8) Turkey Burgers, $1.98 (manager’s special)
(4) Whole Wheat Rolls, $1.29 (manager’s special)
(4) Kaiser Rolls, $1.29 (manager’s special)
(1) Italian Roll, $1.19 (manager’s special)
(12) Bananas, $1.00 (manager’s special)

Before Sales and Coupons: $34.72
OOP: $18.97
Percent Savings: 45%

Shopping Summary: June Week #2

My goal this week was a bit different than normal – to get all the ingredients on my list to fulfill a specific diet.  You see, I usually craft my meal plan and therefore shopping list based on what’s on sale and what I have coupons for.

But this week, I’m participating in the Diva Detox and had to obtain hoards of produce!  It’s all I’ve been eating since Wednesday and will continue to eat until next Wednesday.  But I’ve got to say… I’m loving it! I feel great about what I’m putting into my body and know that it was worth every penny.

That said, my savings percentage was no where near what it normally is.  And I’m okay with that.

I’m going to list out what I bought this just cuz – savings or none :)  The pictures are split up by “just normal shopping” and “detox diet ingredients.”

Harris Teeter

Just normal shopping:
(3 lbs) Chicken Wings, $3.60 (manager’s special)
(2 lbs) Chicken Breast, $1.81 (manager’s special)
(1) Extra Lean Ham, $3.99 (manager’s special)
(2) Smart Balance Milk, $1.50 ea

For the detox diet:
(1) Bean Sprouts, $0.99 ea
(2) Cantaloupe, $0.99 ea
(3) Mangos, $1.50 ea
(1/2 pint) Raspberries, $1.99
(3) Cucumbers, $0.59 ea

Before Sales and Coupons: $45.69
OOP: $24.58
Percent Savings: 46%

Publix

Just normal shopping:
(2) Green Giant Frozen Steamers, $0.19 ea
(2) Yoplait Yo Plus Yogurt, $0.25 ea
(2) Muir Glen Tomato Paste, $0.09 ea
(2) Uncle Bens Ready Rice, $0.34 ea
(2) Nature Valley Granola Bars, $1.20 ea
(1) Back to Nature Cookies, FREE
(1) Watermelon, $1.72

For detox diet:
(2 lbs) Strawberries, $4.99
(1) Organic Baby Spring Mix, $4.99
(2.5 lbs) Pears, $1.29 lb
(2 lbs) Grapes, $1.99 lb
(2 lbs) Nectarines, $2.49 lb
(3 lbs) Apples, $3.29
(2) Lemons, $0.50 ea
(2) Mangos, $1.00 ea
(1) Lime, $0.50
(1 pt) Blueberries, $2.99
(2) Navel Oranges, $0.99 lb
(8 lbs) Bananas, $0.59 lb
(2) Plantains, $0.50 ea
(1.1 lbs) Red Bell Peppers, $3.69 lb
(2 lbs) Baby Carrots, $2.99
(1 pt) Cherry Tomatoes, $2.49
(1) Red Onion, $1.05
(2 pkg) Celery, $1.59
(2) Romaine Hearts, $2.50 ea
(1) Spinach, $2.29
(1) Arugula, $2.99
(1) Mint, $1.99
(1) Basil, $1.99
(1) Oregano, $1.99
(1) Cilantro, $0.99
(1) Kale, $1.49
(1) Sundried Tomatoes, $2.79

Before Sales and Coupons: $114.17
OOP: $81.25
Percent Savings: 28%

Whole Foods (last minute run)

(2) Sprouts, $2.99 ea
(2) Natural Coconut Water, $1.99 ea

OOP: $10.63

Shopping Summary: June Week #1

Wow!  How is it already June?  Brand new grocery budget, here I come!  I was $17 under my $120 mark last month, but I made up for some of that this week.  I spent just under $40 for the week, but made it to Aldi, Publix, and Harris Teeter.  First time I’ve bought steak in a long time – a combo of Memorial Day sales and Wade’s favorite made me do it :)

Harris Teeter

(2) Kraft Ranch Dressing, FREE!
(2) Country Crock Quarters, FREE!
(3 lbs) Boneless Chicken Thighs, $2.01 (manager’s special)

Before Sales and Coupons: $11.64
Total OOP: $3.21 ea

Percent Savings: 72%
*
*And I got a $1.00 catalina off my next purchase!**

Aldi

(3) Zucchini, $0.99
(3 lbs) Onions, $1.99
(3) Green Peppers, $1.49
(1) Tortillas, $0.99
(2) Imperial Spread, $0.69 ea
(1 doz) Eggs, $0.59 ea
(1 gal) Milk, $1.89
(3 lbs) Gala Apples, $2.99

Total OOP: $13.26

Publix

(4) Snyders Pretzels (Butter snaps!), $1.00 ea
(1) 375 count Q-tips, $0.77
(1) Oreo Fudge Cookies, $0.49
(1 lb) Strawberries, $2.50
(1) Publix White Bread, $1.17
(1) Publix Sweet Tea (love!), $1.20
(1) Cantaloupe, $1.99
(2) Ribeye Steaks, $6.34 total!

Before Sales and Coupons: $38.51
Total OOP: $20.19
Percent Savings: 48%

TOTAL Before Sales and Coupons: $76.67
Total OOP: $36.66
Percent Savings: 52%

Shopping Summary: May Week #3

I shopped the Super Doubles at Harris Teeter this week, as well as the short Publix ad.  I went a little over our $30/week budget, but considering I forgot to go shopping last week, I’m not worried.  We are still under this month’s budget by $17 and this is the last week in May.  Perfect!

Harris Teeter

(1) Kashi Heart to Heart Crackers, $0.45 ea
(1) Lysol Neutra Air, $0.79 ea
(1) Cottonelle Toilet Paper, $3.99 ea
(1) Ortega Green Chiles, FREE
(1) Ortega Refried Beans, FREE
(4) Yakisoba Noodles, FREE
(1) Lea & Perkins Worcestershire Sauce, $0.49 ea
(1 lb) Strawberries
(1) Red Baron Frozen Pizza, $1.42 ea
(1) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Minis, FREE
(3) Silk Milk, $0.50 ea (!!)
(2) Butterball Turkey Sausage, $1.00 ea
(1) Land o’ Frost Ham, $2.49 ea

(3 lbs) Boneless Pork Chips, $2.44 ea (manager’s special)
(4 lbs) Bananas, $1.00 (manager’s special)
(4) Tomatoes, $1.00 (manager’s special)
(4) Corn on the cob, $1.00 (manager’s special)
(8 lbs) Red Potatoes, $1.00 (manager’s special)

Before Sales and Coupons: $80.39
Total OOP: $25.38
Percent Savings: 68%

Publix

(1) Publix Whole Fryer Chicken, $2.95
(2.3 lb) Bananas, $1.32
(1.2 lb) Green Beans, $1.94
(2) Watermelon halves, $2.30
(1) Spinach, $2.29 ea
(1) Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal, FREE
(2) Green Giant Frozen Veggies, $0.19 ea
(1) Uncle Ben’s Rice, FREE
(2) Vivaran tablets, FREE +
(1) Chocolate Chips, $1.99
(2) Stayfree, FREE+

Before Sales and Coupons: $42.63
Total OOP: $12.18
Percent Savings: 71%

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $123.02
Total OOP: $37.56
Percent Savings: 69%


Shopping Summary: A Few Weeks!

Things around here have been crazy!  I graduated with my Masters in Education last week.  Then my best friend/bridesmaid came into town and we had a fabulous weekend in Nashville.  In all of that, I literally FORGOT to go grocery shopping.  Ha!  I don’t know how you can do that, but I did.  So this is my shopping summary from several weeks ago.  We’ve been living off this for at least 2 weeks!

I’m just over half of our monthly budget – and it’s the end of the month!  I’ll definitely remember to go shopping this week.  But until then…

ALDI

(4) Baby Carrots, $0.49 ea
(1) 10-lb bag Russet Potoatoes, $2.49 ea
(4 lbs) Bananas, $1.47 ea
(8) Roma Tomoatoes, $0.99
(1) Eggs, $0.69 ea
(3) Green Peppers, $1.99
(1) Creamed Corn, $0.49 ea

OOP: $10.47

PUBLIX

(2) Jello Pudding 6 pack, $1.40 ea
(1) Celery, $0.75 ea
(3) Corn, $0.25 ea
(2) Onions, $2.60

Before Sales and Coupons: $12.77
OOP: $7.53

KROGER

(3 lbs) Strawberries, $1.67 ea
(1) Green Onions, $0.64

Before Sales and Coupons: $8.58
OOP: $6.08

MONTHLY UPDATE

Before Sales and Coupons: $112.40
OOP: $65.57
Percent Savings: 63%


Shopping Summary: May Week #1

I haven’t posted a shopping summary in a while – but after just crunching the numbers, I fell $3.00 under budget for the month of April.  Wa-hooo!  My savings percentages haven’t been as high, though we’ve had everything we’ve needed and have been adding to the stockpile little by little.  Under budget, new recipes, and healthy food – whether it’s high or low savings, I’ll take it.

I made it to Publix and Harris Teeter this week.  The trips went $10 over our $30/week budget, but I wanted to take advantage of the HT Triples.  I have three weeks to make it up, definitely doable.

Publix

(4) Juicy Juice, $1.33 ea
(2) Mazola Vegetable Oil, $1.50 ea
(2) Publix Canned Corn, $0.79 ea
(4) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $1.00 ea
(2) Yakisoba Noodles, FREE
(2) Potatos, $1.52
(2) Right Guard Deodarant, $0.40 ea
(6 lbs) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $1.99 lb

Before Savings and Coupons: $58.82
OOP: $23.56
Percent Savings: 60%

Harris Teeter (TRIPLES!)

(4) Mahatma Yellow Rice Mixes, FREE
(1) Mahatma Brown Rice, $0.14
(1) Mr. Clean Eraser, $1.04 ea
(2) Ortega Green Chiles, FREE
(1) Ortega Refried Beans, FREE
(1) Ortega Salsa, $0.75 ea
(1) Fleischman’s Yeast Packets, $0.29 ea
(1) French’s French Fried Onions, $0.20 ea
(2) Swanson Chicken Stock, $0.74 ea
(3) Texas Toast Croutons, $0.35 ea
(1) Spot Shot Carpet Cleaner, $0.34 ea
(1) Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Bread, $3.19 (should have been B1G1)
(2) Starbucks Ice Cream, $0.25 ea
(2) Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies, $0.50 ea
(2) Country Crock Butter Sticks, $0.15 ea
(1) Oscar Mayer Bacon, $1.75 ea

Before Savings and Coupons: $78.86
OOP: $17.93
Percent Savings: 77%


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