It feels good to be back shopping at regular stores again!
Last week I went to Dollar Tree and spent $52 on the three of us for groceries, as an experiment. Wednesday I’ll have the full grocery list and menu, but here’s the post explaining why I chose to eat Dollar Tree food for a week. I’m so glad we have fresh produce again!
We ended up donating the other 24-ish dollars left in our budget to the charity bike ride I did Saturday. It was awesome, by the way! I ended up biking 25 miles and raising $164 to help feed kids in Africa. Biking is so much different than running, but I think I like this so much better. Gonna train to do the 100-mile race next year!
This week was basically a huge stock-up trip. There were so many good things on sale, and it helps that we’re leaving Friday for vacation so I had two less days of dinners to worry about. When ground turkey is only a dollar each, we stock up big time!
Meijer also gave me a ton of coupons to use. Free bread when I spent $10.00 (No problem here), $3.00 off my frozen foods purchase… plus I get personalized coupons in the mail every month so I was able to use some of those as well. Here’s my huge shopping trip for the week:
Crest Kids toothpaste, 2-pack: $2.54, on clearance
- Used a $.50/1 mPerks coupon
Fresh jalapenos: $.31
Coconut milk: $1.89
Aunt Millie’s wheat bread: Free with a coupon, had to spend $10.00
Smuckers Natural peanut butter: $3.19
- Used 50%/1 Meijer coupon
- Used $.50/1 Meijer coupon
2 bags Chex mix: $1.00 each
Fruit rollups: $1.00
Butterball turkey bacon: $1.00
Baby carrots: $1.00
2 boxes fruit snacks: $1.00 each
11 rolls ground turkey: $1.00 each, got one free
11 bags frozen vegetables: $1.00 each, got one free
Animal crackers: $1.00
Tortilla chips: $1.00
2 Clif bars: $1.00 each, used them for the bike race on Saturday
Total: $34.56. Also used a $3.00 off Meijer coupon for frozen foods, and received a $2.00 reward off my next purchase!
2 dozen eggs: $.48 each
Mini cheese sandwich crackers: $2.29
Wheat tortillas: $1.39
Bananas, 4.3 pounds: $1.90
Block of Pepperjack cheese: $1.69
Roma tomatoes: $.99
2 packages strawberries: $.99 each
Garlic powder: $.95
Tub of Greek yogurt: $3.49
2 packages baby wipes: $1.39 each
Green grapes, 2.02 pounds: $1.80
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Multi-colored peppers: $1.89
Tub of butter: $2.29
Dark chocolate chips: $1.69
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Half & half: $1.55
Weekly Total: $76.52
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Turkey meatloaf muffins, bagged mashed potatoes* (Didn’t use them previously), frozen green beans
Crack Chicken on a salad, homemade Italian loaf
Lentil tacos (Lentils*, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, salsa, cheese*)
Vacation to the Carowinds amusement park x2
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Scrambled eggs with veggies, toast
Crackers* with peanut butter, strawberries, string cheese, salami
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!