My Monday afternoon grocery shopping started at Kroger. I had good plans, but things got off a bit on this trip. You see, they were running a deal of “Buy 5, Get $5 Off.” I counted carefully, but at the register discovered that the Boulder chips weren’t part of the deal – just a good sale. So, I had to send someone from customer service to check, and added two more soups, to take off the $5. Hindsight, I should have asked them to subtract the peanut butter and try again because I think my total was a $1-ish higher than it should have been.
That’s the long story. I still did good, getting all that is pictured below for $17.14. Here are my Kroger groceries.
The Lays and Doritos were free, thanks to Kroger coupons that came in the mail for me. The Pampers wipes were free, too. I paid $0.04 for each can of organic Muir Glen tomato paste, after sales and coupons. The Boulder chips were $0.99 a bag, after a sale and coupon.
I was excited to see gala apples on sale – 5 pounds for $3.99. That’s the best price I’ve seen in a long time! Normally, produce prices are better for me at Meijer, but I always keep my eyes open for deals like these.
I stocked up on Peter Pan peanut butter because it was $1.49 after the promotion. Unfortunately, they were all out of creamy, so I bought a mix of three jars. I should have bought more because that’s a great deal – and peanut butter has a long shelf life. I always use it well before it expires.
Again, at Kroger, I spent $17.14, and then headed down the road to Meijer.
85% lean hamburger was on sale for $2.99/lb. I bought 9 pounds to restock my freezer. I came home and packaged it all in 1 pound freezer packages.
The crackers were all less than $1.50 a box, after a Kraft promotion. Have you tried these new Belvita breakfast “biscuits”? They remind me of digestives, which were my favorite treat in China. They were explained to us as fiber biscuits, but trust me when I say that they are yummy.
The chocolate covered pomegranates were all free from CVS. Normally, they are almost $5 a bag, but thanks to sales, rain checks, coupons and birthday ECBs, I got them all for free. These are absolutely delicious. I am trying to only eat a couple at a time, although it seems easier said than done at times.
At Meijer, I spent $42.41. Over half of that was on my ground beef. These are the times I am very thankful to have an upright freezer in our basement.
Once again, I bought another dozen eggs for $1.50. We’re going to be eating a lot of hard-boiled eggs and egg salad this upcoming week!
This week, I spent $61.05 on groceries. This takes my total for April to $84.94. I am a little more than half through the month, and a little less than half way under budget.