Yesterday, Monday, July 4, I put in an order for groceries; I wanted more bread and bananas and I also wanted to take advantage of a couple of items that were on sale with digital coupons, etc. Today, I picked up the groceries.
4 bananas (1.61 lbs.) @ $.65/lb. = $1.05
1 x 16 oz. bag store brand coleslaw mix (reg. $1.79; on sale with digital coupon) = $.99
1 tray (5.28 lbs.) chicken thighs (reg. price $2.49/lb.; on sale @ $.99/lb.) = $5.23
1 x 2lb. bag (8 count) frozen beef burger patties (reg. price $9.99; on sale) = $8.99
5 x 18 oz. (@5 count) hot Italian sausages, (reg. price $5.99@; on sale with digital coupon for $2.99@) = $14.95*
1 bag (32 oz.) frozen pink salmon fillets (skinless, boneless) = $14.49
1 loaf (20 oz.) sandwich bread = $1.79
1 box (5.82 oz.) chocolate wafers (reg. price $1.19) = $1.00
Total = $48.49
Original item total = $73,40
Saved with sales/coupons = -$24.91
July grocery budget = $100 + $24.57 carried over from June = $124.57
Balance left in the budget = $124.57 - $48.49 = $76.08
* Each digital coupon can be used up to 5 times in one transaction and I used the one for the sausages the maximum number of times. I don't eat a lot of sausages, maybe a couple a month, BUT, I wanted to stock up on them because I don't know how much longer they will go on sale at this price and will continue to be available for curb-side pick up. The mild versions are available only for delivery now and (and in-store shopping, too, I suppose), but not for curb-side pick up! I have enough sausages now to last me for the rest of the year, probably, and to share with my daughter, too!
Likewise the frozen salmon - this is the first time I'm buying this, but, fresh salmon is selling for $9.99/lb. on sale, this week (reg. price $13.99). I want to give this a try and thought I should buy it now, before the price increases!
As always, I am grateful to be able to afford to buy groceries and to stock up, for the availability of food, for curbside pick up, for sales and coupons, for pleasant store workers.
Have you shopped for groceries in July, yet? Are you finding good sales?