Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monthly Shopping Trip

I did my big monthly shopping trip over the last couple of days. Here's what I bought and what I spent:

Commissary:
  • Babybel Cheeses (2) $4.78
  • Instant Fat-free Milk $6.96
  • Sharp Cheddar Sticks $2.50
  • Low-fat Mexican blend cheese $1.89
  • Low-fat Italian blend cheese $1.89
  • Salted Butter $2.89
  • Low-fat Cream Cheese $1.79
  • Ice Cream (4) $10.37
  • Boxed Frozen Vegetables (4) $3.96
  • Bagels (2) $1.50
  • Lunchmeat (ham and chicken) $3.50
  • Personal Care Items (several) $19.50
Total with Surcharge = $67.01

Publix Trip #1
  • 10-grain bread $2.00
  • 15-grain bread that I thought was on sale but wasn't $3.89
  • diet cola $.79
  • bananas (2.5 lb) $1.70
  • blueberries $2.99
  • strawberries $2.99
  • Greek yogurt $3.99
  • natural peanut butter $2.69
  • ricotta cheese $2.19
  • frozen squash $1.39
Total with tax $25.36

Publix Trip #2 (to take advantage of some sales this week)
  • frozen garlic bread (2) $2.79
  • Simply Orange with Pineapple (2) $6.00
  • bananas (2.86 lb) $1.97
  • sliced cheese (cheddar and muenster) $4.00
  • strawberries (they're so good right now!) $2.99
  • pizza crust that I thought was on sale but wasn't $4.79
  • frozen boxed vegetables (3) $3.00
  • fresh steam-in-bag veggies (stir fry mix and cauliflower) $2.00
  • popping corn (2) $4.69
  • Publix brand toilet paper $.01
  • diet coke (2) $3.00
  • vitamin water zero $1.49
  • pizza crusts that WERE on sale (2) $3.69
Total with tax = $47.29

Three trip total = $139.66

I'll need another couple of trips for more fruit, some milk, and some eggs, throughout the month. But I'm really pleased with how my budget is shrinking. I owe this to stocking up on sales, mostly, but also proper planning. I don't use coupons, for the most part.

1 comment:

kristen said...

Do you have Sprouts? They have awesome weekly deals on produce and the quality is excellent! This week they had strawberries for 1.69 for a 16oz package!

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