Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 Groceries Week 20 - $235.84

Oh Gosh - There was so much shopping this week.  I love the Founder's Day Sale at Fred Meyer so I visited a lot.

It all started Monday when I stopped for milk & hot dog buns and happily realized my favorite sandwich bread was just $0.99, 2# bricks of Tillamook were just $4.99,  and there were lots of clearance deals!  Hamburger buns were $0.59 each, double pack of pizza was $3.59, organic chicken breast was $3.59/lb, organic granny smith apples were $1.00/2.  I also bought 'clean-ish' creamer for $2.00 each and organic apples for $1.49/lb. I spent $52.64.

I didn't get back to Fred Meyer until Friday.  I was super excited to see daiya pizza for just $5.99 each!  These are normally $8 and Fred Meyer and $10 at QFC.  I bought 3 pizzas, 3 organic cucumbers, 2 - 2# bricks of cheese, and 2 nitrate free kielbasa.  I spent $35.80.

Friday I also went to Grocery Outlet and found all sorts of good stuff.  12 pack Quaker granola bars were $2.99 so met my price point of $0.25 each, chocolate wafer cookies were $0.99, Oreos were $0.99, organic granola bars were 6-packs for $1.49, cup noodles were $1.99 for a 12-pack, olives were $0.79, big boxes of graham crackers were $2.99 (good for camping), snickers minis were only $1.25, and annies cracker packs were $2.99.  I also bought a case of vitamin water for DH were $0.69 each and some bananas.  I spent $65.42.

Saturday afternoon I was at Fred Meyer with a kiddo.  I spent $23.10 on 9# of organic potatoes, 3# onions, 3 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, 4 loaves of bread, & 2 more daiya pizzas.  I laid it all out for a photo, then put it away without taking a photo.

Saturday night DH and I had a sitter so we went out to dinner and used our last half hour to check out a new Fred Meyer we were near.  We ended up buying 3 more boxes of cheerios, 2 boxes of Ritz, another daiya pizza, a gallon of organic milk, a little container of organic sour cream, another 2# brick of cheese, 6 yogurt cups, frozen fries, and a package of skittles for DH.  I spent $33.19 on that visit.

Sunday I was back at Fred Meyer.  I know . . . I bought 2 more daiya pizzas (she eats about one of these a week because we have pizza as a family about once  week), a clearance deli chicken, a bag of chips, daiya cheese, bananas, sour cream, cream cheese, marshmallows, & tomatoes.  I spent $25.69.

So the whole week was $235.84
YTD 2017: $2,687.49
Weekly Average: $134.37


Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Groceries Week 19 - $200.51

This week was pretty average as dinners & shopping go.

I stopped into Fred Meyer Tuesday for a couple things to finish dinner.  I hurried home with them, dropped them off with the sitter, and raced off to meet DH for a dinner date.  So no photo.  I spent $24.27 on a can of beans, a can of corn, two gallons of organic milk, bananas, oranges, clearance fresh mozzarella, and a dozen clearance donuts.

I popped into QFC Thursday to grab dairy free cheese and dairy free sour cream.  Poor DD2 had been without them for about a week and she'd missed having them for two Mexican meals.  I ended up finding all sorts of things in clearance including Envirokids cereal, Chex, natural peanut butter for $0.99 each, baby food for $0.69 each, penne for $0.59, chicken noodle soup for $0.59, organic black beans for $0.49, corn for $0.49, and I grabbed chips for a potluck we were attending Friday.  I spent $26.92.

I made a big trip to Costco on Friday morning.  I needed a few things and had said I'd bring watermelon to our Friday potluck.  So I spent $149.32 on a watermelon, a bag of organic brown rice, two boxes of organic fruit snacks, cheerios, chicken nuggets, naan, curry sauce, a loaf of gf bread, a bag of organic tortilla chips, veggie straws, cheetos, a 6 pack of organic mangoes, a bottle of wine, 2 packs of organic chicken thighs, tortillas, organic salsa, & coffee.
Week 19 Total: $200.51
YTD 2017 Total: $2,451.65
Weekly Average: $129.03


Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 Groceries Week 18 - $175.96

This week I went to Costco on Monday and put my receipt in my jeans pocket instead of my wallet.  DD1, bless her, promptly washed it in my jeans.  I know from my bank statement when I spent and I think I remember the non-food items I bought. So I think I spent about $105 on: 2 bags organic tortilla chips, curry, rice crackers, triscuit crackers, granola bars, organic chicken thighs, organic romaine, organic carrots, organic butter, & sausage.

I had a quick trip to Albertsons' while my kids did homeschool testing on Friday.  I spent $24.83 on cheese, 2 big packs of string cheese, organic half & half, 2 bags of candy, 2 packages of little smokies, and bananas.

My sweet friend participates in a gleaning ministry and I helped her out with carpooling for the homeschool testing.  She shared all this great stuff with me that needed to be used up quickly!  Breads, lettuce, basil, tomatoes, 2 peppers, 2 apples, parsley, a pizza, 2 vegan dinners, 2 packaged salads, GF cupcakes, a few bagels, a few ciabatta rolls, 11 eggs - What a blessing!  And most of it was organic, too!

I almost never shop at my local Safeway because they never have enough checkers and people are grumpy.  I stopped there Saturday though because we were right in that shopping center & I needed mozzarella cheese.  I found all sorts of deals in addition to the cheese and was feeling pretty good about my trip.  Then I headed for the checkout and remembered why I don't shop there, Lol.  I got clearance pot roast, soy yogurt, big pizzas for $4.00, pasta sauce, half & half, corn, sausages, & a chocolate egg for the kiddo who was along.  I also bought milk, some 'enhanced' water for my sick husband, & 2 mangos.  I spent $46.13.

Week 18 Total: $175.96.
YTD 2017: $2,251.14
Weekly Average: $125.06


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Groceries Week 17 - $191.20

I stopped for milk & bananas Wednesday and hit the jackpot!  QFC had clearance 'simple truth' ground beef for $0.99/lb!  It's 91/9, too.  I bought 16 packages.  I also bought 4 packages of clearance organic beef chunks for stew and 3 organic whole chickens on clearance for $1.79/lb which is cheaper than Costco's $1.99/lb.  I also bought 3 organges, sour cream, ice cream and so delicious non-diary ice cream, a clearance canteloup, a dozen eggs and 2 clearance pizzas.  I spent $114.97!

Friday I stopped in at QFC again for more milk.  I couldn't turn out the amazing deal on Cap'n Crunch cereal.  My kids generally eat really healthy and sugary cereal is a treat reserved for camping so they were amazed and delighted to see all this.  It was just $0.79/box!  I also bought a couple bags of chips for $1.99 each, a few tomatoes, more eggs, 2 boxes of clearance spinach and that milk. I spent $22.90.

Sunday I took DD2 on a take. She was looking for pez candy for her sister's birthday that's coming up.  We found it at Fred Meyer where I also bought 2 gallons of milk, 2 low-ingredient Darigold creamers, graham crackers, organic cucumbers for $0.99/each, organic potatoes for $2.49/3 lb bag, cheap tortillas $0.99, daiya cheese on sale for $4.57, a clearance mozzarella cheeese ball for $2.99, a daiya pizza for $7.99, and an impulse purchase of double Reese's for $1.00.  I spent $45.33.

We looked for pez at the Dollar Tree before going to Fred Meyer and I spent $8.00 on pepperoni, olives, and marshmallows.

Week 17 Total: $191.20
YTD 2017: $2,075.17
Weekly Average: $122.07