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.

  • 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.


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 about a deal.

Michelle said...

This is a great week for buying'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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