Friday, July 17, 2015

July Grocery Shopping: Part 2

This Week's Groceries

 I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work, today, and bought:

1 gal. milk, $2.69
1 loaf bread, $1.99
1 box pancake mix, $1.99
2 cans tuna, @ $.89
1 package (12 oz.) frozen fish fillets (pollock), $2.49
1 doz. eggs, $3.49
1.78 lb. bananas, @ $.69/lb = $1.23
1+ lb. ground beef (sirloin), 90% lean, $3.99/lb = $4.71  (73% lean was the same price per lb., so I chose the leaner meat)
Total = $20.37

I also bought a bag of cat food (9.99) and a personal care item ($3.99), both of which were also taxed ($.79) which I don't include in my grocery total.

I also had a "valued customer" coupon from the grocery store, which entitled me to a 15% off total bill; the discount came to $5.15!  With the discount and tax, the total bill came to $29.99.  I figured the groceries-only portion of my bill (with 15% discount) came to $17.31.




 

Receipt


I had $25.17 left in my July grocery budget after last week's grocery shopping.  So, with today's shopping, I have: $25.17 - $17.31 = $7.86.

That will still allow me to buy a couple of whole chickens, which are on sale for $.89/lb. at a different store (whole chickens at the store I went to today were $1.89/lb).

I also have a second 15% off coupon valid for later this month - I might have to borrow from the August budget to take advantage of the coupon.  

I haven't quite decided what to make with the ground beef, but I will cook it tomorrow, with onion, carrots and celery added to it.  Then, it can be portioned and frozen for future meals, too.

I didn't buy any additional fruits, other than the bananas, because I still have apples, mangoes, and an orange in the fridge.  And I didn't need to buy any vegetables because I have cabbage, beets, carrots, 1/3 cucumber in the fridge and frozen corn and peas and tomato in the freezer.

How is your July grocery budget coming along?  Are you managing to keep to your budget?  

 



4 comments:

  1. We've a new 'authentic' Italian grocery unofficially open this week in our neighbourhood. I stopped by since the parking lot seemed empty but the store was full. Prices were better than I expected so I bought rutabaga, parsnips, a wedge of wine cheese, 10 slices of Italian ham, a made-on-site Olive bread and a dessert that has more chocolate than I realized..

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    1. Hon Min, sounds like you found yourself a good grocery store!

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  2. Bless, It was nice you got to get your grocery shopping done, after work. So you want have to make a trip to the store..
    You found some good deals. Haven't seen milk that cheap in awhile.. And the whole chickens too.
    How nice to get the 15% off.. I would definitely borrow from August budget, to use
    your other coupon.. That is a good savings..
    Hope you have a nice weekend. [Try to say cool]

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    1. Judy, yes, I'm trying to get back into the habit of doing my shopping during the week, after work. It frees up the weekend, a bit. I think I might have to reconfigure my grocery budget! I bought 4 whole chickens, today, at $.89/lb; each chicken was 5+ lbs.; and I spent $20.38 total.

      Hope you'll have a good weekend, too.

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