It feels good to be shopping at multiple stores again! If you missed it last week, I shopped only at Wal Mart to see how it compares to Aldi. It was nice visiting one store, but I still found Aldi to be cheaper for most items. I also didn’t want to miss out on the sales at Meijer!
One thing I noticed at Aldi is that they now sell some of their produce by the pound instead of one standard price. For example, grapes used to say “$1.29/lb, or $2.58 per 2-pound bag”. Now they just say “$1.29/lb” and the registers now use a scale to weigh them. This may or may not turn out to be more expensive, but we’ll have to see!
I’ve now also gotten back into couponing. I took a break for awhile because I just didn’t want to bother; but now I see that we’re running out of stuff I used to coupon for and don’t feel like paying full price! Here’s my current routine:
- Check Kroger Krazy and Meijer Madness daily for new coupons and matchups
- Go to Flipp when making my list. I’ll type in what I’m looking for (like toothpaste) and Flipp will bring up any stores that have that item on sale and coupon match-ups to go with it.
Once I get back into the habit, I’ll be sure to post tips of my daily and weekly routines to help you get the best deals! Here’s what I was able to find this week:
Baking soda: $6.98
Grapes, 1.83 pounds: $2.36
Green peppers: $1.49
Green onions: $.79
Bananas, 4.58 pounds: $1.83
Chopped walnuts: $3.29
Frozen green beans: $1.39
4 packages breakfast biscuits: $.25 each, on clearance
2 cans pineapple chunks: $.89 each
2 cans Great Northern beans: $.55 each
Vanilla Greek yogurt: $3.49
Plain whole milk Greek yogurt: $3.69
BBQ sauce: $.99
Ground turkey: $1.89
2 3-pound bags sweet potatoes: $1.69 each
Kids shampoo: $1.79
2 bottles iron supplements: $4.49 each, were BOGO free
2 tubes Colgate toothpaste: $1.00 each
- Used 2 $.50/1 printable coupons
- Final Cost: $.50 each
Evaporated milk: $1.29
Frozen peas: $1.29
- Used $.25/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Final Cost: $1.04
Cole slaw mix: $1.69
- Used $.40/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Final Cost: $1.29
Gelatin mix: $1.79
Chicken breasts, 4.8 pounds: $8.23
Special K bars: $2.50
Banana Bread Larabars: $8.00. It’s a 16-count box, so 50 cents per bar is great!
Ground ginger: $1.00
Extra gum: $2.35
Cheese crackers: $1.25
2 2-liters Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper: $.88 each
Total: $11.95. I had a $5.00 off $15.00 coupon!
Weekly Total: $79.92
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Spiral ham* (From freezer), Honey Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes, green beans, homemade French bread
Ham and White Bean Soup
Hawaiian chicken (BBQ sauce and pineapple chunks in the slow cooker), roasted sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli
Ham, Spinach, and Two Cheese Pasta Casserole, frozen peas, grapes
Egg Roll in a Bowl, rice, frozen stir fry veggies*
Banana Sweet Potato Pumpkin Bread for Allison, yogurt
Sausage patties* on English muffins*
Homemade trail mix (Peanuts, raisins*, pretzels*), cheese*, Berry Spinach Gummies* (Frozen fruit in freezer), cauliflower
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
Saturday 24th of March 2018
How and why did you pick your $ amount?
Saturday 24th of March 2018
Hi Marge! Our grocery budget has evolved over the past few years. Before we had our daughter Allison, our budget was $50 a week for the two of us. Then we upped it to $60 after Allison was born to help pay for formula. It was maybe a year and a half ago that we decided to up our budget to $75. I'm a runner, so I eat a lot; and I wanted to have the money to buy higher-quality food for us. We could definitely live on less, but right now we're in a comfortable place. =)