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I decided to shop at 2 stores this week: Meijer and Wal Mart. Meijer had some pretty good sales going on, but not enough to do all my shopping there. And since I knew I’d have Allison with me this time, I wanted to make things easy. So we hit up Meijer first, walked around, then drove straight to Wal Mart to pick up our groceries.
I did have a few unexpected purchases, but I planned them ahead of time- if that makes sense. We had extra money in the budget and then I got a $5.00 reward from Meijer, so I was able to play around a bit- got some free stuff and other things I don’t buy regularly. Here’s what I bought this week:
3 bags frozen broccoli, 32-oz: $1.69 each
Ground turkey: $1.99
Bigelow tea: $2.19
Candy corn: $2.30
Peanut butter: $2.39
Strawberries, 2-pound container: $2.99
King Arthur white whole wheat flour: $3.79. Used a $.75/1 coupon from the mail and got $.65 back from Ibotta.
Turkey bacon: $2.00
Onions, 3-pound bag: $1.00
4 cups Skyr: $1.00 each. Used a $2.00/4 coupon and received $3.00 back from Ibotta, making these a money-maker!
3 packages pads: $4.29 each. I had an mPerks coupon for 50% off an entire feminine item purchase PLUS a Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon, so I got all 3 for $4.29!
3 tubes toothpaste: $1.00 each
Total: $27.98. Used a $5.00 off reward I had, plus I received another $2.00 reward to use next time! Also received $3.65 back from Ibotta.
Great Value sunflower kernels: $1.27
Joseph’s It’s a Wrap Lavash bread: $2.56
Zucchini, 1.38 pounds: $1.90
Bananas, 1.97 pounds: $.90
Red grapes, 2.57 pounds: $2.51
Broccoli, 1.47 pounds: $2.60
Frozen shredded hash browns: $1.63
Unsalted butter: $2.98
Block of cheese: $1.74
Apple cinnamon rice cakes: $2.98
Canned pumpkin: $.87
Gala apples, 3-pound bag: $2.37
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.54
Romaine hearts: $2.48
Cottage cheese: $1.64
2 dozen eggs: $.94 each
Almond milk: $1.82
2 green bell peppers: $.78 each
Lentils, 16-oz: $.98
Crushed tomatoes: $.82
Olive oil: $3.98
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.77
Total: $54.76. Sign up here for Wal Mart Pickup and we’ll both receive a coupon for $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase!
Weekly Total: $82.74. Took out $5.00 for Sam’s Club and still have a $6.00 overage I’ll use to buy Hershey Kisses.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small group: Hash brown casserole (Using shredded mozzarella instead*)
Chili and Cornbread (Doubling the recipe to take to a neighbor)
Chicken Sausage Broccoli Pasta* (Already had sausages and pasta)
Deli sandwiches* (Meat and bread in freezer), frozen vegetables, fruit
Lentil Burrito Bowls (Lentils, quinoa, lettuce, sour cream*, salsa*)
Parmesan Chicken Wraps* (Chicken in freezer), frozen veggies
Candy Corn Pretzel Treats for a women’s group- Just gotta buy the Hugs first
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.