So, I rarely do actual grocery shopping at Kroger. Most of the items there are more expensive than Aldi or Meijer. However, I saw there were a ton of Ibotta rebates I could get there this weekend; so I decided not to even step into Meijer!
I’ve found myself obsessed with the RXBars that you see below. They can be pretty expensive ($1.99 for a single bar at regular price!), so I’ll only buy them if they’re on a good sale and I have coupons. This time, Kroger had them for $1.50, and were a super good deal after my coupons and Ibotta rebates. I bought all different flavors (You can even see all the ingredients on the front of each bar), but I’ve only tried Chocolate Sea Salt so far. It’s amazing.
Besides that, I was able to stock up on some non-food items at Sam’s Club as well! Here’s what I bought and what we’re making this week:
Orange juice: $.99
Daisy cottage cheese: $2.29
- Redeemed for $.50 Ibotta rebate
5 RXBars: $1.50 each
- Used a $1.00/3 coupon and $1.00/2 coupon
- Redeemed for 5 $.45 Ibotta rebates ($2.25 total)
Jello mix: $1.19
Torani chocolate syrup: $4.99. I’ve been using this (and Ghirardelli) to make iced coffee and it’s delicious!
Wholly Guacamole mini cups: $4.49. I found out later that day that Aldi has the same stuff for $2.99, oops.
Barbara’s Puffins cereal: $2.50
- Redeemed for a $2.00 Ibotta rebate
Reach floss: $1.00
Sweet Tart Hearts: Free from Free Friday Download
Total: $23.02, plus $5.25 in Ibotta rebates (The ones you see above, plus a $.25 Any Item and $.25 Any Cereal rebate!)
Chicken breasts, 5.8 pounds: $9.78; they were $1.69 a pound!
4 cups Greek yogurt: $.65 each
Tub of plain nonfat Greek yogurt: $3.49
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Pinto beans: $.89
Deli turkey: $2.99
Deli ham: $2.39
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Bouillon cubes: $1.59
Chicken sausages: $2.99
2 bags spinach: $1.49 each
Baby carrots: $.99
Green bell peppers: $1.49
2 dozen eggs: $1.02 each
Red grapes, 2.65 pounds: $3.15, were $1.19/lb
Italian dressing mix: $.49
2 packages strawberries: $1.29 each
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.69
Bananas, 2.57 pounds: $1.11, were $.43/lb
Shredded mozzarella, 5-pound bag: $10.48
Dishwasher tabs: $9.98
Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips: $7.98
Kleenex tissues: $15.48
- Received a $3.00 Ibotta rebate
Total: $.77 OOP thanks to gift cards from Swagbucks and Ibotta!
Weekly Total: $74.66
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken, frozen broccoli*
Turkey deli wraps* (Already had tortillas), sweet potato fries, grapes
Skillet Beans and Rice (Using chicken sausage instead of kielbasa), fruit
Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake, toast*, fruit
Whole Wheat Waffles (Applesauce instead of oil, may add shredded carrots), fruit, scrambled eggs
Date night (Not sure where we’re going out yet!)
Double Chocolate Spinach Banana Muffins, yogurt
Hard boiled eggs, toast
Ham and egg cups (Mix together 12 eggs, the entire container of diced deli ham, and 1/2 cup cheese; pour into a greased muffin tin; and bake at 350 for 20-ish minutes)
Also making these Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies for dessert/snacks- I’ve had them before, they’re amazing!
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
Tuesday 13th of February 2018
How do you decide when to stock up on different items? I was $15 over budget this week (and I still didn’t get everything I wanted to) because there was really good sales on items that I use a lot (canned beans-.69 each, vegetable broth carton 2.88 instead of 4.99). I just couldnt say no when next week they will be back to reg price!
Tuesday 13th of February 2018
Oh my gosh, that's so hard. Did you know those items were on sale before you got to the store, or were they a surprise sale? If I know beforehand that items I want are on sale, I'll plan the cheapest meals I can to save money. I'll do at least one or two pantry meals; that really helps, and I can still get the stuff I want!
I also usually set aside like $5.00 for those little surprise markdowns. And sometimes, I just have to throw in the towel and say "Not this week". That really hurts, but I know these items will go back on sale eventually!