Saturday, April 30, 2011

Last Day of the Month Groceries

What a terrible picture! But I didn't realize how bad it was until I'd already put the groceries away. Oops.
So, Wednesday's storms made me miss this week's penny item, but I suppose I'll live. The shelves were kind of bare but I had pretty much expected that. The storms knocked power out to so many people, I think people who now have power back have had to do some major restocking. The guy in front of me had three carts full! He lives about 30 minutes away and was shopping for a house literally bursting at the seams with teenagers (many in his area don't have power yet and since his family did, all his kids friends have been staying at their house for the past several days!). He kept apologizing to me for taking so long, but it didn't bother me at all. People have to do what they have to do and in the grand scheme of things, waiting in line for 30 minutes at the checkout really isn't a big deal. I am very fortunate.

Anyway, so this was a big grocery week --- and I bought NO produce or meat. I'll make a trip to Aldi either today or tomorrow for that stuff. I did pick up several things for the local food drives --- people need to eat!
This is what I got:

4 Jose Ole Tacquitos
1 NY Texas Toast
1 Tombstone Pizza
2 International Delights Coffee Creamers
4 Boxes Golden Grahams Bars
4 Boxes Nature Valley Sweet N Salty Bars
6 Old El Paso Dinner Kits
1 Ragu Alfredo Sauce
1 Rago Spaghetti Sauce (this will be going back as I picked up the Organic which was not on sale, instead of the BOGO and I'm just not paying $3.79 for spaghetti sauce)
1 Charmin Freshmates
2 Pedigree Dog Treats
2 Publix Lemon Lime Sodas
4 Powerade strawberry lemonade
1 Oreo Fudge Creme
1 Kotex Tampons
1 Playtex tampons
1 Glad Trashbags
6 Glade 4 oz candles
3 Ramen Noodles
2 Ragu Pizza Sauce
1 Charmin Mega Roll
Wine (after a week like this, yes, I'm going to treat myself with a bit of vino)

Spent: $83.66
Saved: $90.89 or 52%

My April grocery budget is completely blown, but at this point its completely okay. I'm just thankful to be here and have my family safe and whole.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you & your family stayed safe! I'd be drinking wine too. :-)