Friday, September 30, 2011

Grocery Shopping on a Scant Budget

For this week's trip to Publix I had to be very careful with my spending. That was proving to be difficult as the sales were very good this week, and I had coupons for everything, except for the wine and milk. (What a combo, huh?). I made a very careful list and even included the coupons and tax so I knew for certain exactly what I was going to be spending before I got there. I didn't make it to the store on Wednesday because I got tied up with something else so I therefore missed the penny item (which is just as well because it was Vanilla Wafers again and I still have an unopened box in the pantry!). Another thing about shopping on Thursday - it made it a lot harder to find the sale items. A lot of things had been shelf cleared in their normal slot, but I was luck and found them on endcaps. EXCEPT for my coffee. They were out of my particular flavor, but I got a raincheck for it, thankfully - I wasn't sure if they would issue a raincheck when they had other flavors left, but the girl at customer service was totally nice and was happy to issue it.

A quick trip to Aldi tomorrow for some produce and cheese should round it all out nicely!

Anyway, this is what I got:

2 Gortons Fish
2 Chef Boyardee Spaghetti & Meatballs
2 Snackwells Cookies
3 Hamburger Helper
2 Snackwells Cereal Bars
2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
2 Ragu Pasta Sauces
1 Diana's Babies Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas
1 Aunt Jemima French Toast
2 Stouffers Family Size Meals

Spent: $32.40
Saved: $42.03 or 58%

1 comment:

  1. Good job! I've been cutting my grocery budget so much and it's been working great. I'm so happy.