Wednesday is my main shopping day but this week I went shopping on Sunday since I was in town and I needed more strawberries, and then I went again on Wednesday to grab some of the new deals. My official 2017 weekly grocery budget is $100/wk for 4 people (2 adults, 2 teens).
My expenses this week are lower than usual because Greg and our son will be going camping so I didn't "buy ahead" for the house. I did spent more than I'm accounting here, for their trip, but it falls under another "bucket" in out budget.
Let's see how I did!
Budget for the week: $100
Total OOP: $47.45
Rebates expected: $0.00
Total spent after rebates: $47.45
Money left in budget: $52.55
Money left in budget for the month ($100 = 5 weeks @ $100): $236.23
Baking Supplies: $0.00 OOP
- None needed
Beverages: $0.00 OOP
- None needed
Breads: $7.74 OOP
- I really love those whole wheat hamburger buns, they're delicious! I buy them to eat as a snack with sugar free fruit spread or some Earth Balance spread with Olive Oil.
- I also love the flatbread. It would be cheaper for me to use the whole wheat tortillas, but the flatbreads are healthier so I think I might keep on buying those.
- 1 loaf white bread (Aldi) @ $0.83 and redeemed a $0.25 rebate from Checkout 51 = $0.58
- (2) 8-ct whole wheat hamburger buns (Aldi) @ $1.29 each = $2.58
- (2) 6-ct Fit & Active Multigrain + Flax flatbreads (Aldi) @ $2.29 each = $4.58
- (3) boxes of Kellogg's Mini Wheats (CVS), on sale @ $2.49 each. I redeemed (3) $1.00/1 coupons from KFR and $1.00 in Quarterly ECB's and $1.00 in ECB from a mailer = $2.47 but free to me thanks to the CVS gift card earned via our Amex Rewards program and I received $3.00 back in ExtraCare Bucks :) I will also earn KFR points on this purchase via my ExtraCare card.
- (2) boxes of Lucky Charms (Walgreens), on sale @ $1.88 each. I redeemed (2) $0.50/1 printable coupons and $2.99 in Register Rewards. Then I received $0.25 from Ibotta and $1.00 back from SavingStar = minus $1.48
Dairy: $3.61 OOP
- I really only needed 1/2 a gallon of milk but I had a coupon and the gallon was on sale... so I plan on freezing half of it before it goes bad.
- Since I went shopping early in the week, I guessed how many cups of yogurt would carry me into the middle of the following week. Greg will be gone so I probably won't run out.
- The parmesan was bought to be a back-up to keep in the pantry since the kids go through a lot of it and we just opened the last canister.
- 1 gallon whole milk (CVS) on sale @ $2.99 and I redeemed a $0.55/1 coupon from an insert I had received at the library = $2.44 but free to me thanks to the CVS gift card earned via our Amex Rewards program
- 4 cups Fit & Active yogurt (Aldi) @ $0.33 each = $1.32
- 1 container grated Parmesan (Aldi) @ $2.29
- I ended up shopping super early in the week only because I was driving to Clermont and I was running low on strawberries so I figured I'd buy more while they were still on sale. The display at the store was a mess, like a tornado had gone through it. When I looked at my receipt back at home (a no-no but I was shopping with Greg who is very impatient!) I noticed that the strawberries were marked down by a lot, probably causing the commotion at the store! A few looked soft and one of the package was leaking so I pulled one strawberry that was rotten and froze the rest a couple of days later.
- The cherries were also marked down since Wednesday, but only by 20 cents. I'll take it!
- I shouldn't have bought more spinach as I still had 1.5 bags in the fridge AND I also have one in the freezer! The price on the shelf is still $1.79 but it rings for $1.49.
- I stopped by Aldi again this morning and bought more produce. I hoping I won't have to go back again this coming week.
- (4) lbs of strawberries (Aldi), on sale at $1.29 but marked down to $0.49 each! = $1.96
- (4) lbs of strawberries (Aldi), at $1.89 each = $7.56
- 1 lb of Rainier cherries (Aldi), on sale @ $2.49 but marked down to $2.29!
- 1 bag spinach (Aldi) @ $1.49
- (2) 3-ct hearts of Romaine (Aldi) @ $2.29 each = $4.58
- 5 lbs gold potatoes (Aldi) @ $2.99
- 3 lbs Granny Smith apples (Aldi) @ $4.09
- 2.14 lbs bananas @ $0.44/lb (Aldi) = $0.94
- 1 lb asparagus (Aldi) @ $2.79
- 1 lb red cherries (Aldi), on sale @ $1.29
- 5.58 lbs papaya (Save A Lot), on sale @ $0.59/lb = $3.29 but "free" since I paid with a prepaid card that I had bought back from my son last year.
- 1 lb Black Forest Turkey Breast (Aldi) @ $3.19
- 2 dozens large eggs (Save A Lot) on sale @ $0.49 each = $0.98 but "free" since I paid with a prepaid card that I had bought back from my son last year.
- 9.15 lbs split chicken breasts (Save A Lot) on sale @ $0.99/lb = $9.05 but "free" since I paid with a prepaid card that I had bought back from my son last year.
Snacks: $4.66 OOP
- Greg and my daughter sometimes eat some of "my" reduced fat crackers so I bought a box to keep as a spare in my pantry.
- Greg was hungry and I wanted to avoid spending money at McDonald's or Steak'n Shake for shakes, so I bought the mini muffins for him to eat in the car and our son's snacks later in the week.
- I had to buy 2 more items at Walgreens in order to be able to redeem 4 coupons so I picked 2 candy bars that were on sale and I gave them to the kids.
- 1 box Reduced Fat Thin Wheat crackers (Aldi) @ $1.19
- 1 box mini chocolate chip muffins (Aldi) @ $2.99 but had a $1.00 store coupon on them so $1.99
- 1 Twix bar (Walgreens), on sale @ $0.69 + tax = $0.74
- 1 small bag of M&M's (Walgreens), on sale @ $0.69 + tax = $0.74
So far this year, I have spent:
January - $292.05
February - $248.17
March - $196.87
April - $417.07
May - $319.07
June - $292.90
July so far... $263.77
July so far... $263.77
Did you get any great deals at the grocery store this week? Please link up or share your finds in the comments :)