Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 50 - $126.85

This week was a little different.

No shopping Monday, but Tuesday I ran to the store and bought frozen pizza for the babysitter Tuesday.  I dropped it off to her at 5:30pm before I raced to meet DH for dinner.  I spent $29.95 on 4 conventional and 1 GF/DF pizzas.  No photo due to the rush.  2 conventional pizzas tossed in freezer.

Next I stopped at QFC Wednesday for creamer since we were completely out.  I bought 4 because of the buy 4/save $4 deal, also got a gallon of organic milk, found organic sour cream for $1.49 each, and found a couple clearance cans of pineapple ($0.69 each) and tomatoes ($0.49 each).  I spent $17.89.

I ordered an Amazon Prime Now delivery for Saturday morning and somehow missed a picture again.  DH had Bible study and then was helping someone move so I'd have had to leave the kids at home in order to run to the store.  This is an indulgence for me.  I like going to the store so I can find great deals on clearance items and shop the sales.  In this case I needed a few specific items that wasn't shopping for on sale so I went ahead and paid a little more.  Here's what I ordered:

  • gallon of organic milk, $6.49 and about $0.50 more than what I normally pay
  • Udi's gluten free, whole grain hamburger buns, $4.85 and far less than the $6.00+ the grocery store usually charges.  I typically look for these on clearance and pay $3.99, but I only have hot dog buns in the freezer.  In a pinch I'd have just asked DD2 to have her pulled pork sandwich in a hot dog bun, but I didn't mind buying the hamburger buns at this price.
  • organic whole wheat hamburger buns for the rest of the family, $3.55 and more than I would have paid at the grocery store, but comparable to other good quality buns
  • GF rolled oats, $6.99 Bob's Red Mill and about what I'd pay elsewhere.  We're trying certified GF rolled oats for DD2 to see if the certified GF makes a difference in this typically GF food and are almost out of our prior package.
  • Organic russet potatoes for about $1.00/lb.  I got about 7 pounds and it's about what I pay at Fred Meyer, but other stores have much higher prices on organic potatoes
  • Finally, I ordered a $2.00 organic pomegranate, but they delivered a red onion.  Not a big deal, but lame all the same.  
My whole Prime Now order cost $31.38.

Late in the day Saturday I stopped at Fred Meyer for hair gunk DH asked for and to peruse the sales.  I'm so busy I barely have time to look at the ads much and regularly end up at QFC because it's the closest store.  However, the best deals still tend to be at Fred Meyer.  Anyway - I was delighted to find daiya cheese for $3.50/package and some clearance mini-pizza kits for $2.69 each.  I also found dairy-free hot cocoa powder for $3.50 on clearance which was a real find!  I also got a mom treat of fresh mozzarella that was on clearance since I had roma tomatoes at home and basil leaves were on sale.  Caprese salad is SO my favorite.  I picked up bananas, oranges, & organic apples as well as a Fred Meyer staple, plain organic yogurt for $2.79 that my kids eat with granola and/or jam.  I spent $47.63 because I had a coupon for $10/$40 purchase and my rebate from the last quarter taken off.  I wish I'd brought all my coupons because  would have saved more, but overall still good shopping.  *PHOTO COMING*

Week 50 Total: $126.85
YTD 2016 Total: $7,837.30  (this looks like such a huge number to me!!!)
Weekly Average: $156.75


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