|May 13 Groceries|
On Friday evening, I went grocery shopping and bought:
1/2 gal. milk = $1.89
1 loaf bread = $1.29
bananas @ $.69/lb = $1.65
1 beef steak @$4.99/lb = $3.64
1 loaf of garlic bread = $2.49
2 bags ground coffee, @$.599 = 11.98 - $1.50 (coupon) = $10.48
Total = $21.44
The coffee is daughter's favorite brand; it regularly sells for $9.78, but was on sale for $5.99. Earlier, I was able to buy them for $4.99 each, when combined with a "buy 4 participating items/save $4" sale. But I knew that $5.99 was a good price, too, so I picked up two for daughter. Then, while I was in the check out lane, the gentleman ahead of me received 2 coupons for the coffee, each worth $1.50, as part of his receipt, and he turned around and handed them to me! Each coupon specified a particular flavor and only one coupon matched the coffee I had bought, so I could redeem only one of the coupons. But, I figured it was the same as getting $.75 off each bag of coffee, and I was happy. Then, I received two additional coupons as part of my receipt! So now, I have three coupons for $1.50 off a bag of coffee! I will buy three additional bags of coffee for daughter to take back with her!
I didn't take a picture of the groceries as I was rushing a bit to go to the airport to pick up daughter; I put the milk and the steak in the fridge and afterwards, when we came home, I didn't want to take everything out again to take a picture! Instead, I cooked the steak for our dinner and baked the garlic bread, while daughter made a cole slaw with the cabbage and carrots I had in the fridge, for our dinner. But I took a picture of the receipt:
|May 12 Grocery Receipt|
On Saturday, May 13, I went to the Armenian grocery store for the rest of my groceries and those items are pictured at the top of this post.
2 salmon steaks @$4.99/lb. = $5.21
1 lb. bacon = $2.79
1 (17.5oz) package frozen puff pastry = $2.49
5 lb. Jasmin rice = $2.49
2 small Zucchini @$.39/lb = $.18
2 baby Bokchoy @$.99/lb. = $.33
1 Cucumber = $.34
Ginger @$.79/lb = $.17
Garlic @$2.49/lb = $1.02
1 lb carrots = $.45
Okra @$2.99/lb = $.57
Green beans @$1.49/lb = $.63
Roma tomatoes @$.49/lb = $.42
Snow peas @$2.99/lb = $.30
1 Manioc/cassava/yuca, @$.79/lb = $.77
1 iceburg lettuce = $.69
2 (14 oz) cans garbanzo beans, @$.50 = $1.00
1 can coconut water = $.89 + $.05 deposit (CRV)
3 large Gala apples, @$.49/lb = $.91
5 kiwi @$.20 = $1.00
Cherries @$.99/lb = $1.97
Total = $24.67
I had been waiting for the puff pastry to go on sale for $1.99 per packet, but the one time it did, I was sick and wasn't up to going grocery shopping. So, I decided to buy one packet for now, as I have been wanting to make sausage rolls ever since I bought those packages of sausage meat for $.79/lb.
I bought the Roma tomatoes as they were the tomatoes on sale; the other tomatoes were priced at $.99/lb. Some of them will be used for the salmon steaks, which I want to cook for Sunday night's dinner.
The snow peas are for a stir fry - I forgot to buy a can of baby corn for the stir fry, so I'll just use frozen corn kernels, instead.
The can of coconut water is not included in the picture because I had already opened it and drunk half of it!
|May 13 Grocery Receipt|
My May grocery budget is $75.00
Spent to date:
Week 1 = $2.60 + $11.47 = $14.07
Week 2 = $21.44 + $24.67 = $46.11
Total spent = $14.07 + $46.11 = $60.18
Amount left in the budget: $75 - $60.18 = $14.82
I might take daughter's coffee out of my grocery budget, especially if I buy three more packages of it for her! Or, increase the budget to $100 to accommodate those additional purchases!
How is your May grocery budget coming along?