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Too Many Grocery Stores?? $89.99 Grocery Haul 2-10-20

I think I have a shopping problem.

You know it’s bad when you shop at 5 different stores for your grocery trip. But I couldn’t help it- each store had something I couldn’t get anywhere else. I spread out the shopping over a few days, but still it was a lot.

My favorite haul was from Kroger, though. They had a 2-day sale which included those Gogurt dunkers I bought before and Allison loved. The problem is, the regular price is around $4.00 for a box of 4. But this weekend, they were only $1.99! I wish I had more money in the budget to get the limit of 5, but 2 boxes will be good for the next couple weeks.

And as you’ll soon see, I made another Dollar Tree run for three more meal ideas! I’m actually looking forward to these because I put a lot of thought into them and think they’re *reasonably* healthy. Just ignore the fries and we’re good, right? Look forward to a post/video in a couple weeks; but for now, check out my first and second editions to hold you over!

Here’s my huge haul for the week:

Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet

3 Epic bars: $.75 each
Aidell’s Bacon and Smoked Gouda chicken burgers: $1.75
2 bags Skippy PB Bites: $.50 each
Cheetos puffs: $.75
Amazing Grains overnight oats: $.75
3 Eggo pancake bites: $.50 each
Larabars: $2.00
Annie’s protein bars: $1.50
Quaker Kids Organic Whole Grain Bites: $1.00

Total: $12.50

Dollar Tree

Waffles: $1.00
Frozen berries: $1.00
Yogurt 4-pack: $1.00
2 packages Jimmy Dean sausage links: $1.00 each
Loaf of bread: $1.00
Frozen steak-cut fries: $1.00
Bar S deli ham: $1.00
Block of REAL cheddar: $1.00
Can of green beans: $1.00
2-pound bag of rice: $1.00
Black beans: $1.00
Diced tomatoes: $1.00
Corn: $1.00
Marie Callender’s blueberry muffin mix: $1.00

Total: $15.00


2 boxes Gogurt Dunkers: $1.99 each
Gogurt, 16-count: $1.99
Cofeemate Natural Bliss: $1.99
Green grapes, 1.78 pounds: $2.28

Total: $10.24

Wal Mart

Bananas, 2.54 pounds: $1.24
Salami: $2.48
Frozen broccoli, 32-ounce bag: $2.22
Mozzarella block: $1.74
Cottage cheese: $1.64
Gala apples, 3-pound bag: $2.37
Milk: $2.86
K-Cups: $4.47
Chicken nuggets, 70-ounce bag: $7.86
3 pounds strawberries: $2.28 each
White cheddar crackers: $1.52
Sweetener packets: $2.14
Cooking spray: $1.53
McCormick zesty seasoning mix: $1.63. They substituted this for my Everything Bagel seasoning… not the same at all, but I’ll use it for something!

Total: $42.90. Click here to sign up for Grocery Pickup and we’ll both get a coupon for $10.00 off a $50.00 order!
Weekly Total: $89.99, used an overage from last week. Also took out $5.00 for a Sam’s run. Not pictured is my 5th store, Meijer, where I only bought vitamins.


Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.

Small group, bringing dinner for kids: Chicken nuggets, crackers, Gogurt, strawberries, homemade cookies
Taco soup, blueberry muffins
Waffles topped with berries, yogurt, sausage links
Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, fries, green beans
Dinner out
Leftovers x2, or sandwiches- I have deli meat in the freezer

French Toast Casserole
Eggo Bites
Yogurt* with apples and Honey Vanilla Granola

What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!

R Van Vliet

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

I'm quite impressed with your budget, as well as your meal planning. I'm almost ashamed to say that I spend double or more for just me and my husband. In addition, he eats meany meals out when he travels for work (self employed). We have been eating good cuts of meat from our local meat store. From Walmart we eat lots of fresh veggies, an abundance of cheese, and way too much junk food. I've hated the thought of not eating fresh or frozen veggies, but it looks like you are not eating too much canned veggies. Anyway...good job. I really appreciate your efforts. I will go through your posts and try to implement some saving in our budget. The savings will go toward our mortgage. We are very close to retirement.


Thursday 5th of March 2020

Hey there!! It still sounds like you're doing well, especially if you're spending extra money on good quality meat. That's one of my goals, eventually.

I'm so pumped that you're working on your mortgage! That's gonna be such an awesome feeling when you pay it off! =)

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