Monday, November 20, 2017

November Grocery Shopping Week 3 Part 2

November 20 Groceries

Today, I went to the grocery store to redeem my rain check for the 4-lb. packets of sugar at $1.49 each,  My rain check allowed me to buy four packets, so I bought four, for a total cost of $6.00.  At least one bag is for daughter to take back with her. 

Daughter also requested for a type of tangerines known as Clementines or Cuties (sometimes known as Halos).  They were priced at $2.99 for a 3-lb. bag.

Then, since butter doesn't look like it will be going on sale ($2.50 or less per pound) anytime soon, I bought some margarine to use in holiday baking; two 1-lb. packages for $.79 each.

November 20 Receipt
My total came to $10.53; but I only had $9.44 left in my November grocery budget!  

November grocery budget: $75 + $5.66 (carried over from October) = $80.66
November grocery spending to date: $18.75 + $4.25 + $6.92 + $41.30 + $10.53 = $81.75
Amount left in the November grocery budget = $80.66 - $81.75 = - $1.09

Well, considering that daughter has been home for almost half this month (4 days over my birthday weekend and 11 days over the Thanksgiving holidays) I think this is not too bad.  I didn't increase my monthly budget to account for her being home and for the fact that I tend to buy splurge items when she's here.  :)  I will see how much I go over by the end of the month, and then, maybe make it up with some of that leftover prayer gathering budget. 

Daughter opened the bag of cuties and helped herself to them.  Someone heard her say "cuties" came to see what was going on:

"I'm confused; Mummy calls me a cutie, sometimes"

He looks a bit perplexed, doesn't he? 

He checked out the bag to see if these cuties posed any threat to him:

"What is so cute about you?"

He soon decided that they posed no threat to him and  his cuteness; his humans are silly, calling some tangerines cuties when everyone knows that he's the cutie!

If you are in the United States, have you shopped for all the items you need for Thanksgiving dinner?  If you are roasting a turkey and buying a frozen one, tomorrow is probably the last day to buy one and still have enough time for it to thaw!  Do the grocery stores in your area remain open on Thanksgiving day?  Most of the grocery stores in my area will stay open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. 


  1. You have done well my friend! I love how Dancer is checking everything out. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. Yes, he's the chief inspector of groceries! :D Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your family, too! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Sending Thanksgiving greetings and blessings for the year past.

    Dancer left me with the impression that he needed to inspect the 'Cuties' to see if they were suitable for his palate.

    BTW, am I the only one left who remembers 5 lb packets of sugar? How sneaky it was to reduce weight and for the most part...increase price.

    1. Thank you, Hon. I've a lot to give thanks for, this year.

      Dancer likes to inspect the groceries; I'm sure he's hoping to see if there is a treat for him!

      I, too, remember the 5 lb. packets of sugar! They started with the 4 lb. packets about 3 or 4 years ago. There seems to be so many items where the packages have shrunk. The prices remain the same for a little while and then, they increase!


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