Friday, February 19, 2010

Grocery Shopping Day....

I haven't had a big grocery shopping trip in a long time, so today I spent the day shopping. I wanted to spend under $ did I do??? See at the bottom of my post. :)

Kwik Trip
3 pounds bananas
6 dozen eggs
1 bag of pretzels
1 bag of butter puff corn
2 loafs of bread
Total $11.03, but I used my shoppers hotline card so NOTHING OOP

3 Valentines T- Shirts, $1.49 on clearance, can wear year round they had kittens on them, nothing Valentines.
1 French's Mustard Bottle ( FAMILY SIZE!) on clearance for $1.38 and I had a .50 cent coupon
1 Ice Scrapper/ Brush, On clearance for $1.48 I wanted one for my car
2 Bonus Pack of Palmolive Dish Soap, On clearance for $4.24, used a .40 cent off coupon and it came with $10.00 of coupons
3 Valentines pencils and erasers, The pencils were sports related and aren't Valentines related, clearance 49 cents each
2 Votive Candles Sets, 50 cents on clearance. Saving for a time when I can take a bubble bath!
7 assorted dollar spot items on clearance, 50 cents each. I will not post what they are because they will be Easter Basket Stuffers!!!
5 bags of pretzels and tortilla chips, on clearance for 50 cents each.
Total after coupons: $20.03
I saved over $25.90 in just clearance savings

6 jugs of cat liter
2 12 packs of soda
2 bags of corn chips
3 cans of beef broth
2 packs of garlic bologna
1 loaf of french bread
3 cans of mushrooms
3 pounds of ground turkey
4 packs of hot dogs
1 box of Graham Crackers
1 jar apple sauce
1 5 pound bag of sugar
5 boxes of mac and cheese
3 cans of Speghettios
1 bag of hamburger buns
1 box of chicken parmasian
2 boxes of salisbury steak
8 containers of frozen juice
Total: $65.91

2 boxes of Oatmeal, on reduced price for $1.95, had $1.00 off sunday coupons)
1 bottle of Barq's Root Beer 2 liter, $1.34 and I had the $1.00 off coupon from Recycle bank
1 box of Nabisco Wheat thins Cheese, on reduced for $2.20 and I had a $1.00 off coupon
2 Taco Seasonings Mixes, .67 cents each, had a .75 cents off 2 coupon
4 Pouches of Tuna, had $1.00 off coupons, making them free
1 Yakisoba Chicken Meal, 1.09, had a 50 cents coupon that doubled
3 boxes of Klennex, .55 cent off 3 coupon that doubled
2 bottles of Gatorade, $1.10, had .50 cent coupons that doubled,
1 bottle of Dr. Pepper,  $1.59, had .55 cents off that doubled ( picked up coupon at Target)
2 packages of Oscar Mayer Lunch togethers, on clearance for $1.50 each and I had a $1.50 off of two
2 packages of Round Steaks, about 1/2 pound each, they had $2.00 off coupons on them and they were on sale.
1 package of beef stew meat, about 3/4 pound, on sale for $4.31, and they had a $2.00 off coupon
1 package of pork sirloin steaks, 2.3 pounds, had a $2.00 off coupon on it
3 packages of cottage cheese, on sale for $1.79 and I had a .55 cent off coupons that doubled
3 tubs of country crock butter, on sale for $1.69, and I had .40 cent off coupons that doubled
3 4 packs of Yo-Plus Yougarts, on sale for $1.49 and I had $1.00 off coupons
2 jars of Ragu sauce, on sale for $1.50, and I had a .75 cents off 2 coupon
3 Completes Lunch meals, on sale for $2.00, I had .$1.00 off coupons
1 jar of con queso cheese, on reduced for $1.25
2 packs of hot dogs, reduced to .89 cents
1 pack of Green Giant Veggies for one, $3.59, Free After Coupon
1 5 pound bag of corn meal. On reduced for .75 cents. We gonna have corn bread for awhile!!
2 Fuze Drinks, on sale for $1.50 and I had a BOGO coupon ( picked up coupon from Kwik Trip)
3 bags of Quaker Rice Cakes Treats, on sale for $1.00, had .75 cents off each bag
2 boxes of Betty Crocker Chessy Potatoes, $1.25 reduced, had .40 cents off coupon that doubled.

Total: 75.06
Total After Coupons: $39.52

4 Cinnamon Rolls, On sale 2/$3.98, had the 95 cents off IP Coupons
3 Jacks Pizzas, on sale for $2.50 had a .40 cent coupon that doubled
3 bag of Reames Noodles, on sale for $1.50, had a .50 cents coupons that doubled
1 box of Chocolate Cheerios, on sale for $2.50, I had a $1.25 IP coupon
Total: 12.01 and I got a $2.00 off my next shopping trip coupon

9 rolls of TP, $4.29
2 candy necklaces, clearance 16 cents fillers ( will put in easter baskets)
1 8pk of Austin Cheese Crackers, sale $1.00
2 Gordon Fillets, Lemon Pepper, On clearance for $2.39, had .50 cent off coupons
Total after coupons and RR's from last shopping trip to Walgreens: $2.15
and I got a free Red Box Movie Promo Code!! WOO HOO!

Picked up some left over apples from an event. they were going to throw them out, I offered to take them.

Now, I want this to be for 3 weeks ( 21 days) of food. Here is my menu plan.

Eggs- 4 meals
Cereal -4 meals
Oatmeal- 4 meals
Canned fruit with side of cottage cheese - 2 meals
Yogart with fruit -2 meals
Frozen Waffles- 1 meal
Pancakes - 4 meals
Cinnamon Rolls - 2 meals

Lunches: ( kids have school lunches - 15 days, so 6 days at home)
Hot dogs - 2 meals
Soup - 2 meals
Mac and Cheese - 2 meals

Mom's lunches for work ( 15 days)
Yakisoba meals-  2 meals
Completes Meals - 3 meals
Bologna Sandwich - 3 meals
Left overs from previous dinners - 4 meals
Oscar Mayer Lunch To Go's - 2 meals
Soup - 1 meal

My husband fends for himself during the week. :) Typically left overs, tuna salad, PBJ's or Bologna sandwiches. :)

Sides with Lunches:
Apples and Peanut Butter
Bread rolls or crackers ( with the soup)
Quaker Mini Rice Cakes
Cottage Cheese

Frozen Pizza - 6 meals
Salisbury Steaks - 2 meals
Speghetti - 4 meals
Chicken Parmasan - 1 meal
Beef Pot Roast - 1 meal
Chicken Breast - 2 meals
Gordon Fish Fillets - 1 meal
Pork Sirlion Steaks - 1 meal
Beef Round Steaks - 1 meal
Beef Stew in Crock Pot - 1 meal
Tacos or Walking Tacos - 2 meals

Chessy Potatoes
Rice a roni
Pasta  Roni

Kiwi Water ( still have more of those!)
Kool aid
Hot cocoa

How much did I spend altogether? $150.65  and that includes the Kwik Trip amount which I really didn't spend out of pocket. :)

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