Daughter and I put in an order for groceries, late last night. I drove to the grocery store and picked it up, this morning (actually, the store clerk loaded all the bags into the trunk and gave me a thumbs up! LOL).
This week, the store was having whole turkeys on sale for $1.59/lb. (Thanksgiving is next week). However, if you bought $25 worth of groceries in a single shopping order, then, the turkey will be on sale for $0.49/lb., limit 1 turkey per grocery order! Even at $1.59/lb., it was cheaper than chicken, which I've been buying at $1.99/lb. Normally, daughter and I would have bought a whole chicken to roast for the two of us, as a whole turkey would have been too much, but, poultry at $.49/lb. is a very good deal! Too good to pass up! Especially, these days! I will freeze the cooked turkey meat in portions and have that instead of chicken for weeks to come! Whether I have any room in the freezer is another matter, but, we will make room!
Today, I bought:
1 loaf multi-grain bread (24 oz) = $1.99
1/2 gal. half and half = $3.99
1 x 16 slice pack (12 oz.) American cheese slices = $1.97 (good sale price!)
1 container whipped topping (8 oz.) = $1.50 (got to have whipped topping for the Thanksgiving pies!)
1 bottle (16 fl. oz.) honey mustard salad dressing = $3.79
16 oz. container salad greens mix = $4.99 (they actually substituted 3x 5 oz. containers)
1 lb. sugar snap peas = $4.99
1 cucumber = $.99
1 broccoli crown @ $1.98/lb = $1.47
2 packets (5 oz, each) wafer cookies (1 vanilla, 1 chocolate) @$.99 = $1.98 (I've been craving these!)
1 bag hot Cheetos = $3.49
2+ lb. apples @ $.99/lb. = $2.17
1+ lb. pears @ $1.49/lb = $1.82
3 lb. bag mandarins = $4.99
1 papaya (2.96 lb) @ $.98/lb = $2.93
2 mangoes @ $1 = $2.00
3+ lb. bananas @ $.65/lb = $2.05
1 x 2lb. bag fresh cranberries = $3.99 (I prefer to make my own cranberry sauce)
1 x 6 oz. container blueberries = $2.50
2 pkts. store brand Italian sausages @ $2.97 with digital coupon = $5.94
2 cans (15 oz. each) sardines in tomato sauce, $1.67@ = $3.34
1 turkey (12.27 lb.) @ $.48/lb (according to the receipt; sales ad said $.49/lb.) = $6.01
Total = $68.89
According to the receipt the total price of all the items would have been $98.16 if I had paid the regular prices. But, since I bought some items that were on sale and a couple of items that had digital coupons, as well, I saved $29.27 from the original price and my total came to $68.89.
As mentioned before, my regular grocery budget for the month is $250 for two people. Plus, I still have almost $80 ($79.61 to be exact) left from what was carried over from the August and September grocery budgets.
So far, in November, I have spent: $74.98 (on 11/2) + $68.89 (on 11/16) = $143.87
I have $106 left in the regular budget for this month, plus the $80 I've carried over. I anticipate doing one more grocery shopping trip at the end of this month.
As always, I feel blessed to be able to budget what I do for my groceries. And I am very, very grateful to be able to buy my groceries. I have heard, very recently, from family and friends in Sri Lanka, who are faced with high prices and shortages of what one of my cousins said were "essential consumer items".
How are you coming along with your grocery shopping, this month?