Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Big Shopping Trip


I decided to try things different this month. Last month I did shopping week by week based on my menu. This month, I did one big grocery shop today (Feb 1st) based on my menu for the month. Then each week I will only fill in with whats needed (milk, fresh fruits/veggies etc). Each weeks spending should be VERY low. I made the trip to Winco today (hope they open one closer soon!) but it was well worth the trip. Not to mention I got to have lunch with my mom and my best friend today and then the 3 of us went shopping together!

Above is about 1/2 of the stuff on the table, the rest is in the bags on the floor. Yes, I bought ALOT. Most of what I bought was pantry stock up/filler. Having a full pantry gives me peace of mind incase things get really tight $ wise or the weather gets bad like it did over the winter.

To see my ispiration for this challenge and what others are doing check out the Grocery Cart Challenge

WINCO

3 salsbury steak $6.78
Chicken nuggets $3.78
2 veg oil $4.86
2 french fry $2.16
1 tater tot $1.98
3 turkey franks $2.85
3 sausage links $8.07
4 bacon $7.12
3 bags doritos $4.95
2 Dry onion soup mix $2.48 (-.75 coupon)
1 Olive oil $3.48
1 jar chopped garlic $1.88
1.49 # bulk pinto beans $1.07
2 lunch meat $4.56
3 cream cheese $2.94
1 ball mozarella cheese $2.78
1 pkg pork sirloin $4.40
2 butter $3.96
4 poptarts $7.12 (-$2 in coupons)
2 pasta $2.46
1 blue cheese dressing $2.48
1 ranch dressing $1.50
2 vanilla $2.96
1 bag tortilla chips $1.78
1 lg pkg flour tortillas $2.98
1 black pepper $1.30
2 boxes chicken in a biscuit crackers $3.30
4 cheesy rice a roni $3.68
2 best food mayo $6.96 (- 1.20 in coupons)
1 sour cream $1.78
.74# celery .65
4 koolaid .80 (to use for making playdough)
1 pkg italian dresing mix $1.14
4 evaporated milk $3.52
2 bags dutch potatoes (small fresh potatoes) $3.56
3 Jiff peanut butter $8.76
2 alfredo sauce $3.96
2 pizza sauce $2.54
6 chicken broth $2.40
1 3pk romaine hearts $1.98
1 sliced american cheese $1.78
2 cream corn $1.10
3 pea/carrot mix $2.64
3 heads garlic $1.44
3.99# jonagold apples $3.51
4 petite diced tomatoes $3.92
3 peas $1.95
2 stewed tomatoes $1.24
0.61 # fresh tomatoes $1.51
1 family pack burritos $2.48
2 # baby carrots $1.98
3 lg pkg spaghetti noodles $5.34
4 limes $1.52
10# potatoes $2.98
5 tomato sauce $2.00
11 tuna fish $8.58
10 refried beans $8.80
6 green beans $3.30
6 Nally Chili $5.88
4 ketchup $3.92
1 case top ramen $3.98
2 gallons milk $3.96
2 boxes capri sun juice pouches $3.94

I also checked out the bulk spice section. I was in need of dill, thyme, cinnamon, cumin, coriander and basil. I was able to get enough bulk spices to refill each of those bottles for $1.68 TOTAL. This was a huge savings over buying new bottles!

Grocery Total: $214.17!!

Cost Cutter:
They have a new meat deal 5 pkg for $19.95 (purchased seperately would be $27)
3 pkg ground beef
2 pkg boneless skinless chicken tenders
3.01# bananas $1.77
1 bag salad $1.00
2 shredded cheddar cheese $5.34
1 hamburger buns $1.29

Total: $29.35 - $10 in gift cert received last week = $19.35 OOP

I do need to make a trip to the bread outlet this week for bagles and bread that will be about $10.

Total spent (including bread store) $243.52. My goal for the month is $300. This leaves me $56.48 for the weekly "needs".

4 comments:

twomoms said...

thats a TON of groceries! do you have enough room for all that! good luck on your goal I am sure you could do "needs" for a month on 56.00 (14.00 a week well more since you already got this week covered, so 18.00)

rachelg said...

I have a great storage system down. I will post about that today :)

Latte said...

wow, shopping with family...I am so jealous. I would love to be able to do this with other ladies-family or friends!!

Faith

BellaBuddha Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

I am shocked that there isn't a WINCO in B'ham! We have 3 stores here, but we have no a Cost Cutters. I think that you'll be going back to Winco soon-- because those tortilla chips you got there are the bomb. Reading your blog is making me hungry!!!