Nov
02
2012

Fun Friday Shopping Totals 11/2 {+ Grocery Saving Tips!}

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Fun Friday Shopping Totals: See how I feed my family of six (including 3 teens) for around $125/week. See our $125 Budget Weekly Menu here

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PUBLIX--Spent $10.38.  

Grocery Saving Tip: Plan your weekly menu around super sale items.

These veggies were $1.00 a bag and you will see them in our menu this week in our Veggie Breakfast ScrambleBroccoli Salad with Cranberries and Pecans, Stir Fry with leftover pork and as a complement to a couple of our lunch meals.

We will use the bagels ($1.09 a bag) to make egg and cheese bagels, pizza bagels and bagels with  Sundried Tomato Spread.

 

 

SAVE A LOT–Spent $ 50.18.

Grocery Saving Tip: Purchase staples at one low-cost store.

I saved over $10 by purchasing these items at Save A Lot rather than Walmart.

 

 

WALMART–Spent $48.28.

(The milk was actually purchased at Save A Lot, but made it into the photo by mistake).

Grocery Saving Tip: Buy meat at it’s lowest price and freeze it for later.

I used Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee to purchase ground chuck for $1.99 a pound which is the lowest price for our area. [Read more here how I prepare and cook all that meat.]


Weekly Total: $108.84 

Monthly Total: $108.84  

($125/week budget for six people)

 

Related Topics:

Why I Shop At Multiple Stores

What We Do About Snacks

 

Click here to see previous week’s shopping trips.


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This Week's Menu

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How did you do this week? Leave a comment!

 

 

  • http://www.theeconomicalhomemaker.com Tanya

    I just wrote on my blog about purchasing staple items at their lowest price, sometimes at Aldi! It’s a good feeling to post the same thing as a “big blog.” I found a few great staples on sale at Kroger (cream of mushroom soup) here: http://theeconomicalhomemaker.com/kroger-trip-for-huggies-and-mega-event/

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      A good idea is just a good idea Tanya. :)

  • Deborah~jean

    WISH WE HAD A PUBLIX…..10 ITEMS FOR $10.00 AND GOOD FRESH VEG’S…….GREAT JOB!!!!! HOW DO YOU PROLONG THE LIFE OF THEM BAGGED VEGGIES AND BROCCOLI SLAW? WHENEVER WE BUY BAGS OF LETTUCE I ALWAYS NOTICE A SMELL REAL FAST…

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      These vegetables will keep for a week or more in the bag in the refrigerator. I always make sure to choose the freshest packages when I shop. I think lettuce that is torn goes bad more quickly.

  • Claire

    Wow, you did really well (especially at Publix). I’m impressed!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Thanks Claire!

  • http://purposelyfrugal.com Katy @ Purposely Frugal

    Do you ever price-match at Wal-Mart? I tried it for the first time today.

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Yes! I price matched the ground chuck this week.

      The Publix is close my house, so I sometimes run in at the beginning of the sale and get the specials before I have my entire grocery list together. The staples at Save A Lot are not advertised so I have to actually go into the store to get the low prices. It’s worth it to me because it is fairly close by and I save a minimum of $10 a week purchasing the items there instead of Walmart.

  • Diana from Nanny2Mommy

    Wow! Great shopping! Love those Eat Smart Veggies. Yum-O!

    Found you on IHeartPublix’s Linky.

    I host a linky too! http://bitly.com/QcoBzV

    Please feel free to drop by and link up! :)

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Thanks for linking up Diana. :)

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