Fun Friday Shopping Totals 1/4 {+ Grocery Saving Tips}

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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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PRODUCE MARKET-Spent $34.00.  

Grocery Saving Tip: Check local produce stands and ethnic markets. They often have much lower prices on certain items than chain stores. I was able to get boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.69/lb, the roast for $3.29/lb, 10 lb bag of potatoes for $2.99, cantaloupe for $.99, pineapples for $1.99 and more!


This is an unusual week. We have lots of food in the freezer and pantry from previous weeks, and a friend gave us two small hams, 3 bags of salad, 8 yogurt cups, 3 containers of hummus, 2 containers of beef broth, some cereal and some cranberries. I may go to the store to pick up some milk and cheese (which I will add to next week’s total), but so far we don’t need anything else.    

By planning our meals around what we already have, I am saving lots of money this week.

Weekly Total: $34.00

January Monthly Total: $34.00    

($125/week budget for six people)
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Why I Shop At Multiple Stores

What We Do About Snacks

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  1. says

    It’s so nice that your produce market sells meat. We have a farmer’s market (actually sitting ON the farm) that sells produce, cheese, baked goods and canned (jarred) goods, but no meat. And I’d believe your total because I shop in a similar way (coupons work for me, but I can save at least 30 – 40% just walking in the door PRIOR to using coupons). :) I also plan our meals around what we have and not what we need to buy.

  2. karen b says

    this is awesome!!!!!!!!! I wish we had a produce market or equalvant around here:) I’m hoping to stay pretty low this week also, usually shop either fri or sat.

  3. says

    This is how we plan on keeping our budget at $50 a week. The help of WIC is nice too. I did learn that couponing isn’t going to happen as often, for the most part, even after coupons, the items are cheaper at Aldi.

  4. Julie C says

    The produce market I go to has a lot of good stuff on sale that I like to cook with this week… red bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, onions, so I’m pretty happy about that, I planned all my meals to use these ingredients. I also got REALLY excited when I looked up their ad online Tuesday night and it had boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.57 a pound, which is pretty unheard of around here. But then I was disappointed to look at the ad again on Wednesday and they changed it to say $2.99/lb :( I guess it was a typo. My supermarket has them for $1.99 this week though so it’s not a total lost cause.

    I saved some money last month because we were out of town for a week, but now I have a Costco trip planned on Saturday so all that savings will probably be used up pretty quick there. After this week I should be pretty well stocked though!

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