Friday, May 28, 2010

It's Shopping Day

Day 148.

 
It's my mega shopping day today. Remember that I don't usually use coupons. I probably could do better if I did, but I am awfully particular about my shopping so couponing isn't the best match for me. I shop twice per month: one mega trip early in the month, and one small trip mid-month.

 
Here's what I bought:

 
from the local health foods store:
  • organic green lentils
  • organic quinoa
  • organic cocoa powder
  • aluminum-free baking powder
  • aluminum-free baking soda
  • 2 packs of dehydrated sugar snap peas
  • organic chia seeds
  • energy drink for husband
  • organic Jammie Sammies (2 boxes) for kids
  • Ener G egg replacer
  • natural root beer for kids
total spent: $44.34

 
local farmer's market:
  • 25 pounds of peaches for $13.95!!!
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • bananas
  • 4 big tomatoes
  • huge watermelon
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • honeydew melon
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 bunches broccoli
  • 2 bunches green onion
  • salad dressing
  • quart of honey
  • pickled jalapeno peppers
  • yellow onions
  • celery
  • russet potatoes
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 2 quarts strawberries
  • 12 plums
  • 3 kiwis
  • 6 oranges
  • 2 lb carrots
  • 3 lemons
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  •  fresh ginger
  • 2 lb cherries
total spent: $96.41

 
grocery store:
  • Tropicana light fruit punch on sale for $1 (3)
  • almond milk
  • vanilla almond milk
  • apple juice
  • gallon milk
  • plain Greek yogurt (organic)
  • 24 ct Charmin toilet paper
  • olive oil mayo
  • 5 dozen eggs
  • sour cream
  • tub butter
  • mozzarella
  • white American cheese
  • ketchup
  • hot sauce
  • butter (3 lb)
  • cheddar cheese (3 lb)
  • turkey smoked sausage
  • freezer bags (for my peaches!)
  • Splenda (hate the stuff, but Hubs uses it)
  • 5 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • manicotti
  • organic whole wheat flour
  • mustard
  • Parmesan cheese
  • mac & cheese (cheap brand, moment of weakness for kids)
  • dry red beans
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • organic graham flour
  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • Oreo pudding (moment of weakness! long day!)
  • bandages
  • pocky x2
  • salsa
  • penne
  • spaghetti
  • tomato sauce x4
  • tuna x8
  • apple cider vinegar
  • olive oil
  • dish soap
  • diced tomatoes x3
total spent: $141.82

 
Plus nearly $100 at a German grocer -- we seem to have lost the receipt and I can't recall everything we bought, but it included wieners, brats, breads, coffee, treats, cheeses, and sausages.

 
 total today: Roughly 382.57

 
A trip tomorrow to Publix for some ground meat and a few other things will set us most of the month. :)

Ahem. A quick edit here. That quick trip to Publix took us an hour and we spent nearly $200. Ouch. We've over budget this month. I decided to go ahead and include all of my husband's Atkins needs in our budget, because it's obviously a part of our food budget. Asterisks denote things bought purely because he needs them on his diet plan.

Publix:
  • natural peanut butter x2
  • tic tacs lol
  • Hersey chocolate bar 6 pack x2
  • parchment paper
  • 8 ears of fresh corn
  • candy bar at checkstand (that and tic tacs were a treat for kids)
  • old fashioned oats
  • window cleaner
  • Greek yogurt (on sale $1 each) x5
  • grade b maple syrup
  • Spanish peanuts
  • Brussels sprouts
  • sour cream
  • butter
  • hot dogs
  • Atkins bars x2*
  • powdered sugar
  • diet sodas x6*
  • vegetable oil 
  • pork roast*
  • mozarella
  • baby back ribs*
  • ground chuck x3#*
  • corn tortillas
  • flour tortillas
  • low carb tortillas x2*
  • pickle & pepper loaf*
  • mesquite smoked turkey*
  • pepper jack cheese*
  • cheddar cheese x3
  • peas x3
  • flat bread x2
  • freezer packs x2
  • ranch salad dressing*
  • creamy Italian dressing*
  • pepperoni*
  • mayonnaise (B1G1F)x2
  • low carb pita*
  • jalapeno jack cheese @ deli*
  • 3 pack dishcloths
  • lime
  • avocado
  • 1/2 & 1/2
total at Publix was supposed to be around $50 but came to $180.69

for a total spent so far for June of $563.26 :(

Well.... at least some of the things will last longer than June. Still...we're going to end up way over budget for the month.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

You amaze me with your frugal shopping skills! I was ecstatic when I found pork back ribs for $1.90 a pound and a 1.34 lbs piece of top sirloin for $4 today! I even thought about you when I bought them..talk about a deal.

Michelle said...

This is a great week for buying meat...it's Memorial Day weekend so cuts of meat are going to be found cheaply. It's BBQ season! :o) Congrats on your good finds. I hope I get lucky at Publix tomorrow.

Tara V said...

I don't use coupons either. It's not really do able here in southwestern canada like I've heard people do it in the eastern states. I got a good deal on lean ground beef today 1.79/pound in 5 pound tubes, so I'll split it up in meal size portions to freeze and they had some steaks on sale so I bought a bunch of those. I spent $60 and that will be about 23 meals for my family....not to bad. no holiday weekend for us so no good meat deals!

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