Friday, February 25, 2011

50 Dollars a Week Grocery Challenge - Spent $47.40

Picture above:  Spent $28.45


1.18    (2) Pretzels with $1 off coupon for each
1.02    Onions
1.73    Bananas
1.76    Eggs at .88 each
2.75    Gala apples
1.76    (4) Lemons
2.00    (6) Kiwis
1.77     Cantaloupe
1.42     Broccoli
1.35     Broccoli
1.99     Tropicana Orange Juice
  .69     Cucumber
2.29     Potatoes 10 #
  .99     Bratwurst Patties
1.31     Oranges
2.99     Gala Apples
1.45     Tomatoes

2nd trip:  I took advantage of the Smith's Buy 10 get $3 off and also get a $3 Catalina coupon offer.  I spent a total of $13.33 between two stores.   I made some decisions based on coupons with this trip which may have not been the wisest.  I wanted to get my shopping over quickly since it is 7 below zero up here and I just wanted to get home! 

1.99    Lucerne 6 pk. yogurt
2.99    Lucerne 1 lb. string cheese
Free    Del Monte Smoothie
2.16    (3) Grands Biscuits and Pilsbury Sweet Moments
Free    (2) pkgs. pepperoni
1.39     Cage Free eggs
Free     Sour Cream
3.48     (6) Banquet dinners - assorted
1.32     (4) pkgs. crescent rolls
 Grand total of both shopping trips above:  $28.45 + $13.33 = $41.78

I still have 9+ dollars left, but I am not going out again while it is 7 below.  It just isn't worth it to me.  If it warms up in the next few days, I will venture out and get a few more things and will add them later if I do.
 I ended up going to get some meat, etc. over the weekend.  I bought Italian sausage, ground beef, bacon, a celery stalk for soup and a small ice cream for my husband since he came with me.  I spent a total of $5.62.

Grand total for this week:  $47.40

Did you get any great bargains or stay in your budget this week?  Link up and share.


  1. Hi Marianne, where did you do your first trip? They had such a great price on eggs! Thanks for linking up at the Bluegrass Savers weekly shopping page.

  2. I too am amazed at what you got for so little! I wish I could shop at your store. Thanks for linking at The Savers Bungalow!

  3. I got the eggs from a local store in town. Thanks for coming and linking up!