Thursday, August 18, 2011

Champion Foods - $53.00

I stopped by Champion Foods in Issaquah yesterday specifically to look for pine nuts. I also thought I'd look around for a few deals since our meal swap is considering going organic, or at least more natural and anything I can find cheap will help. I had $14, period.

I did great for the first aisle, then I happened upon the mac'n'cheese.

I weighed whether or not to go over budget, then went ahead, reasoning that I wouldn't be back in Issaquah for another month probably and this stuff might be gone. I haven't been to Champion in about six months, so this was a persuasive argument to myself.

Here's what I got:

Case of 32 Annie's Shells & White Cheddar - $20.00 = $.62 per box
Case of 32 Annie's Shells & Aged Cheddar - $20.00 = $.62 per box
Box of 18 Annie's fruit snacks - $3.00 = $.17 each (exp. June 2011)
Annie's Bunny-O's Cereal - $1.00 each (exp. July 2011)
Annie's Bunny Grahams - $1.25 each
Kashi Cereal - $1.00 each
Case of 6 boxes Baby Mum-Mums - $2.50
Toddler Mum-Mums - $.50
Chocolate Booty - $.50 (exp. July 2011)
Kettle Chips - $1.00
Terra Chips - $1.00
Pumpkin Pie Spice - $.50
Marjoram - $1.00
Organic Black Tea - $2.00
Organic Green Tea - $2.00
Kids' Organic Tea - $1.00 each
15 boxes of Near East Rice - $.50 each (exp.June 2011)

At Champion I always check dates, but for the most part the expired things are very recently expired and I don't mind using them.

I don't feel good about the overspending - more on that later - but I do like knowing that the kids will be getting much better mac'n'cheese for the next 9 months or so.

My pantry is now bulging, too. I'll post a picture with next week's meal plan.

Oh, and I didn't get pine nuts. $10 for 5 ounces was too costly, so I'll try to find a good substitution.


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