Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Grocery Shopping This Week



Wednesday is my main shopping day but this week I went on Monday to save on gas since I was already halfway to the shops, and also because I needed cat litter pronto.  Oh, and also because my youngest son's school scheduled an award ceremony smack in the middle of what is usually my shopping time on Wednesday :)

My official 2016 weekly grocery budget is $100/wk for 4 people (2 adults, 2 teens) but I really aim to spend $50 or less.

Let's see how I did!

Budget for the week: $100.00
Total OOP: $37.99
Rebates expected: $0.00
Total spent after rebates: $37.99
Money left in budget: $62.01


Baking Supplies: $0.00 OOP



  • 1 bag of Great Value semi-sweet chocolate chips (Walmart), @ $1.99 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card.

Beverages: $0.00 OOP

  • (1) can of Quick Strike energy drink (Murphy USA), FREE with store coupon.

Breads/Baked Goods: $0.00 OOP
  • 6-ct bag of wheat hoagie rolls (Walmart), on 50% off clearance @ $1.34 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card.


 Cereals: -$1.50 OOP and earned $1.00 in ExtraCare Bucks
  • (1) box Post Great Grains (CVS), on sale for $1.99, minus $0.75/1 printable manufacturer coupon = $1.24  but FREE with ECB redemption and CVS gift card earned with our Mastercard Rewards program and received $0.75 back from MobiSave (so $0.75 MONEY MAKER)
  • (2) boxes Lucky Charms (CVS), on sale at $2.00 each but FREE with ECB redemption and CVS gift card earned with our Mastercard Rewards program and earned $1.00 in ECBs.
  • (1) box Grape Nuts (Walmart), @ $2.92 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card and received $0.75 back from Ibotta (so $0.75 MONEY MAKER). 

Dairy: $8.98 OOP and received 20 BR points
  • (1) gallon whole milk (Walgreens), on sale @ $2.79 and received $0.50 back from Ibotta = $2.29 and received 20 Balance Rewards points
  • (10) cups Fit & Active yogurt cups (Aldi) @ $0.39 = $3.90
  • (1) package string cheese (Aldi) @ $2.79

Dry/Pantry/Freezer Goods: $4.74 OOP 
  • (3) cans Campbells' Healthy Request Chunky soup (CVS), on sale @ $1.50 each, minus $1.00/3 printable manufacturer coupon and minus $1.50 since the cashier forgot to scan one can = $2.00 but FREE with ECB redemption and CVS gift card earned with our Mastercard Rewards program
  • (1) can Campbell's Chunky Chili (CVS), on sale @ $1.50 but FREE with ECB redemption and CVS gift card earned with our Mastercard Rewards program
  • (1) 40-ct box Zing sweetener (Walmart), @ $2.68, minus $1.50/1 manufacturer coupon from PinchMe.com = $1.18 but FREE with ECB redemption and CVS gift card earned with our Mastercard Rewards program and received $0.75 back from Ibotta, so $0.75 MONEYMAKER.
  • (1) 24-oz bottle clover honey (Aldi) @ $5.49
Produce/Juice: $13.49
  • (1) bottle Simply Balanced organic apple juice (Target) @ $2.99, minus $0.75/1 printable store coupon = $2.24 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card.
  • (1) 1/2 gallon orange juice (Aldi) @ $1.69 and received $0.25 back from MobiSave = $1.44
  • (1) pineapple (Aldi), on sale @ $1.29 and received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 = $1.04
  • (1.96) lbs grapes (Save A Lot), on sale @ $1.99/lb = $3.90
  • (3) lbs red delicious apples (Aldi) @ $2.69
  • (5) lbs red potatoes (Aldi), on sale @ $1.49
  • (5) lbs Klondike Gold potatoes (Save A Lot), on sale @ $1.99
  • (2.48) lbs bananas (Target), @ $0.59/lb = $1.46 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card and received $0.25 back from MobiSave = $0.25 MONEY MAKER
  •  (1) lb dry black eyed peas (Aldi) @ $1.19
  • (0.98) lb asparagus (Target), @ $1.99/lb = $1.95 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card.
  • (2) 6-oz containers Driscoll's raspberries (Target), @ $2.99 each, minus (2) $1.00/1 printable manufacturer coupons from Driscoll's Consumer Advisory Panel = $3.98 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card.


Proteins: $10.26 OOP
  • (8.22) lbs smoked ham with bone (Save A Lot), on 50% clearance @ $0.65/lb = $5.04
  • (2) lbs Gold'n Plump ground chicken (Target) @ $3.99 each, minus (2) $1.00/1 store coupons on packages, minus $1.50/1 printable manufacturer coupon from Gold'n Plump newsletter and minus $1.00/1 printable manufacturer coupon from GNP website = $3.48 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card
  • (2) dozens large eggs (Aldi) @ $0.99 each = $1.98 and received $0.25 back from MobiSave = 
  • (1) lb oven roasted turkey breast (Aldi) @ $3.49

Snacks: $1.88 + $0.14 tax = $2.02 OOP
  • (1) box saltines (Aldi) @ $0.99
  • (1) box Great Value peanut butter bars (Walmart) @ $1.48 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card
  • (2) bags TasteWorks chips (RaceTrac) @ $0.99 each but FREE with redemption of (2) survey reward codes
  • (1) 6-ct box of donuts (Walmart), on 50% clearance @ $1.39 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card
  • (2) bags Black Forest gummy candy (Walgreens), on sale @ $0.99 each but FREE after (2) $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons (paid $0.14 in tax)

Did you get any great deals at the grocery store this week?  Please link up or share your finds in the comments :)

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