|July 11 Grocery Shopping|
Today, I went grocery shopping for the first time in July. I went to two stores to take advantage of sales.
Store 1 had the frozen puff pastry I had been waiting for to go on sale at $1.99 and today was the last day of the sale (regular price $2.49). They also had the cans of coconut water on sale for $.69 (regular price $.89). The green grapes were on sale for $.69/lb, and that was a good price. They also had a new to me brand of corned beef (same brand as the coconut milk I often buy) and I had been wanting to buy more corned beef (I am down to my last can); I bought one can of this new brand to try it. If I like it, then, I'll buy a couple of additional cans as the brand name corned beef is almost $6 per can at the regular grocery store.
At Store 1, the ethnic (Armenian) grocery store, I bought:
10 cans of coconut water, $.69@ (plus $.05 redemption value) = $7.40
5 packets of frozen puff pastry, 17.5 oz.@; $1.99@ = $9.95
2 cans (13.5 oz@) coconut milk, $.89@ = $1.78
1 can mackerel (15 oz) = $1.69
1 can corned beef (12 oz) = $3.79
1 lb. bacon = $2.79
Broccoli crown, .33lb @ $.99/lb = $.33
Green beans, .32 lb @$1.49/lb = $.48
Green grapes, 1.84 @$.69/lb = $1.27
1 pkt. pita bread = $.99
1 lb. yogurt (labne cheese) = $1.99
Total = $32.46
At Store 2 (Kroger affiliate), I bought:
3 mangoes @3/$1 = $1.00
1 doz. eggs = $.75
Total = $1.75
I mostly went to Store 2 to buy cat food; 13 lb. bags for $8.99 @ and there were $2 off coupons on each bag, so I got each bag for $6.99 (however, cat food comes from another budget, not my grocery budget).
Total spent on groceries at the two stores = $34.21
|July 11 Grocery Receipts|
My July Grocery Budget is: $75 + $28.82 carried over from June =$103.82
Spent so far in July = $34.21
Amount left in July grocery budget = $103.82 - $34.21 = $69.61
I received the new grocery ads, today. Prices effective July 12 to July 18. Store 1 is advertising cherries ($.99/lb.; I'm glad I didn't buy any for $1.19/lb. today), papaya ($.49/lb.; glad I didn't buy any for $.79/lb. today), peaches ($.79/lb), salmon steak ($4.99/lb), zucchini ($.39/lb), among other things. Store 2 is also advertising cherries for $.99/lb, but their peaches are $1.49/lb and their papaya is $.79/lb. I will probably not go to Store 2 next week.
Have you gone grocery shopping in July yet? Do you buy different brands of canned food to try them if there is a difference in price or do you remain brand loyal?