Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Grocery Shopping This Week



Wednesday is my main shopping day but this week I shopped on Saturday (last week), Tuesday and then again this afternoon. 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.

I didn't have as many gift cards to use this week since I had used up most of my Swagbucks gift cards so my OOP is a little higher.  Also, I bought more meat since I was low on ground beef, and I also stocked up on Nutella and crunchy peanut butter.  The pizza and canned pineapple was an unplanned expense. I got those at the last minute tonight because I knew I wouldn't have time to cook and it was cheaper than ordering out.

Let's see how I did!

Budget for the week: $100.00
Total OOP: $67.89
Rebates expected: $0.00
Total spent after rebates: $67.00
Money left in budget: $32.11


Baking Supplies: $0.00 OOP

  • None needed

Beverages: $0.00 OOP

  • (1) extra large coffee (Dunkin' Donuts), FREE with DD Perks reward coupon.

Breads/Baked Goods: $7.34 OOP
  • (2) cans Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers biscuits (Walmart), price matched with Save A Lot's ad at $0.79 each, minus $1.00/2 printable manufacturer coupon = $0.58 but FREE thanks to Swagbucks gift card.
  • (1) Everything French bread loaf (Walmart), on 50% clearance @ $0.50, minus overage from Swagbucks gift card = $0.37
  • (1) 6-ct bag wheat bolillios rolls (Walmart), on 50% clearance @ $0.94
  • (1) 12-ct bag hard rolls (Walmart), on 50% clearance @ $1.49
  • (1) 20-ct bag flour tortillas (Aldi) @ $1.99
  • (1) 8-ct bag hamburger rolls (Aldi) @ $0.85
  • (2) loaves white bread (Aldi) @ $0.85 each = $1.70


 Cereals: $2.17 OOP

  • 1 box Special K Red berries (CVS), @ $1.99 on sale minus $0.50/1 printable manufacturer coupon = $1.49 but FREE with CVS gift card from our Mastercard Rewards program.
  • 1 box Grape Nuts (Walmart), @ $2.92, minus $0.75 Ibotta rebate = $2.17
  • 3 boxes Special K (CVS), on sale @ $1.99 each. minus (3) $1.00/1 printable manufacturer coupons, minus $1.00/3 store coupon = $1.97 but FREE with CVS gift card from our Mastercard Rewards program.

Dairy: $8.40 OOP
  • 2 gallons whole milk (CVS), on sale @ $2.99 each = $5.98 but FREE with CVS gift card from our Mastercard Rewards program.
  • 8-oz block Cheddar cheese (Aldi) @ $1.89
  • 8-oz block Monterey Jack cheese (Aldi) @ $1.89
  • 7 cups yogurt (Aldi) @ $0.39 each = $2.73
  • 1 American cheese singles (Aldi) @ $1.89

Dry/Pantry/Freezer Goods: $10.97 OOP 

  • (1) canister Morton Iodized Salt (Walmart) @ $0.74 but FREE after SavingStar rebate.
  • (2) 40-oz crunchy peanut butter (Aldi) @ $2.99 each = $5.98
  • (1 XL Five Cheese pizza (Aldi) @ $4.99
Produce/Juice: $12.35
  • (2) 6-oz Driscoll's raspberries (Target), on sale @ $2.49 each minus (2) $1.00/1 printable coupons from the Driscoll's Consumer Advisory Panel = $2.98 but FREE with Swagbucks gift card.
  • 2.57 lbs bananas (Target) @ $0.56/lb but FREE with Swagbucks gift card, and got $0.30 back from 20% off offer from SavingStar and $0.25 back from Ibotta so $0.55 MONEY MAKER.
  • 1.70 lbs grapes (Save A Lot) on sale @ $1.99/lb = $3.38
  • (1) 64-oz bottle apple juice (CVS), on sale @ $2.77 minus $1.00/1 store coupon = $1.77 but FREE with CVS gift card from our Mastercard Rewards program.
  • 0.58 lbs bananas (Walmart) @ $0.59/lb, minus $0.25 MobiSave Rebate and Swagbucks gift card = FREE
  • 1 avocado (Walmart), on sale @ $0.55, minus $0.25 Ibotta rebate and Swagbucks gift card = FREE
  • 0.50 lbs yellow onion (Walmart) @ $0.99/lb, minus $0.25 Ibotta rebate and Swagbucks gift card = FREE
  • 1 head Boston lettuce (Aldi) @ $1.39
  • 2 cans mandarin slices (Aldi) @ $0.89 each = $1.78
  • 1 lb Roma tomatoes (Aldi) @ $1.39
  • 4 lbs Navel oranges (Aldi), on sale @ $1.99 and got $0.25 back from Checkout 51 = $1.74
  • 3 lbs yellow onions (Aldi), on sale @ $0.89
  • 1 cucumber (Aldi) @ $0.55
  • 8 oz white mushrooms (Aldi), on sale @ $0.79
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (Aldi) @ $0.99


Proteins: $16.90 OOP
  • 1 Oscar Mayer Selects smoked turkey sausage (Walmart) @ $2.98, minus $1.00/1 printable manufacturer coupon = $1.98
  • 5.07 lbs ground beef (Aldi), on sale @ $1.99/lb = $10.09
  • 1 lb Black Forest ham (Aldi) @ $3.49
  • 1 dozen eggs (Aldi) @ $1.59 minus $0.25 MobiSave rebate = $1.34
  • 1 hot dog (RaceTrac), FREE with RaceTrac Insider coupon

Snacks: $9.53 OOP

  • (2) 26.5 oz jars Nutella (Target), on sale @ $5.99 each minus 20% Cartwheel, minus (2) $1.50/1 printable coupons but FREE thanks to Swagbucks gift card.
  • 2 bags Heavenly Light Popcorn (CVS) @ $1.00 each minus $2.00/2 store printable coupon = FREE
  • 1 box protein bars (Aldi) @ $1.99
  • 1 box Swiss rolls (Aldi) @ $1.29
  • 1 Boston Creme donut (Dunkin' Donuts) FREE with survey reward code
  • 1 Auntie Anne's cinnamon sugar pretzel (Auntie Anne's), FREE with rewards program freebie coupon
  • 1 Auntie Anne's cinnamon sugar pretzel (Auntie Anne's) @ $2.99 minus $1.00/1 digital coupon = $2.12 with tax
  • 1 Godiva chocolate bar (Kohl's) @ $3.24 including tax
  • 2 bags TasteWorks chips (RaceTrac, only one pictured), FREE with survey reward codes

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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