Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Grocery Budget 2017 - May Update


I had a pretty great month grocery wise.  For the most part I kept to mostly sales items, stocked up on a few things and kept us well supplied with fresh produce.  I shopped at Trader Joes, Albertson's and Fred Meyer.


I checked ads, downloaded a lot of digital coupons to my Albertson's and Fred Meyer rewards cards.  One of those coupons was for Albertson's and gave me $5 OFF $25 purchase.  You better believe I was going to use that one.  I also bought quite a few items on markdown including four packages of turkey breakfast sausage links and three packages of ground turkey breakfast sausage for only $1.49 each!


I bought a 16 pound bag of cat food on sale and with a $2 OFF coupon.  That saved me quite a bit.  I also picked up a few toiletry items at the dollar store - toothbrushes, cotton balls, face cleanser and deodorant.  Best deal was on four bottles of laundry detergent for only Final total on non food items came in at $25.88.


In looking at my grocery list I'd say this was a typical month of grocery shopping for me.  I stayed pretty much close to my $150 budget, which is always the goal, although I did go a hair over by $16.46.  I'm pretty happy with all that I got for what I spent.


Here is my list.  The items highlighted in red are my stock up items:

Groceries

 $$$







Bagels

              1.29
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Bagels

              1.29
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Hotdog buns

              0.69
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Hamburger buns

              0.69
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Orange juice - 1/2 gal

              0.65
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Orange juice - 1/2 gal

              0.65
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Sausage links

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Sausage links

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Sausage links

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Sausage links

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Salad mix

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Salad mix

              0.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Milk - 1/2 gal

              0.79
Sale
Fred Meyer
Bananas

              1.49

Fred Meyer
Clam chowder

              5.94
Sale
Albertsons
Butter

              4.98
Store Coupon
Albertsons
Feta

              2.69

Trader Joes
Lettuce

              0.99

Trader Joes
Avocados (6)

              2.69

Trader Joes
Mushrooms

              1.69

Trader Joes
Bananas

              0.95

Trader Joes
Tomatoes

              0.58

Trader Joes
Bell pepper

              0.69

Trader Joes
Red bell pepper

              0.99

Trader Joes
Lemon

              0.49

Trader Joes
Lime

              0.29

Trader Joes
Baked beans (2)

              2.00

Dollar Store
Relish

              1.00

Dollar Tree
Toaster pastries (3)

              3.00

Dollar Tree
Vanilla wafers

              1.00

Dollar Store
Salad mix

              1.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Broccoli florets

              0.90
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Green beans

              0.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Cream cheese

              1.29
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Cream cheese

              1.29
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Cream cheese

              1.29
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Tortilla chips

              1.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Tortilla chips

 FREE
Friday Freebie
Fred Meyer
Yogurt Dippers

 FREE
Friday Freebie
Fred Meyer
WW bread

              0.99

Fred Meyer
Apples

              2.03

Fred Meyer
Smoked sausage

              3.89

Fred Meyer
Shredded wheat

              1.99

Fred Meyer
Sugar - 4#

              1.89

Fred Meyer
Canned tomatoes (2)

              1.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Sour cream

              1.25
Sale
Fred Meyer
Cottage cheese

              1.25
Sale
Fred Meyer
Mashed potatoes (4)

              3.48

Fred Meyer
Seasoned salt

              1.07
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Almond milk

              2.79

Fred Meyer
Almond milk

              2.79

Fred Meyer
Stir fry veggie mix

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Stir fry veggie mix

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Bananas

              1.35

Fred Meyer
Milk - 1/2 gal

              0.79
Sale
Fred Meyer
Chocolate milk - 1/2 gal

              0.79
Sale
Fred Meyer
Apples

              2.01

Fred Meyer
Yellow potatoes - 5#

              3.99

Fred Meyer
Salad dressing - 4

              5.96
Store Coupon
Albertsons
Ice cream bars -6ct - 6

              5.54
Store Coupon/Digital Coupon
Albertsons
Turkey sausage - 3

              4.47
Markdown
Albertsons
Bananas

              1.37

Albertsons
Crackers - 2

              3.54
Store Coupon
Albertsons
Corn - 2

              0.09
Store Coupon/Coupon
Albertsons
$5 OFF $25 Purchase

           (5.00)
Digital Coupon
Albertsons
Avocados (6)

              2.69

Trader Joes
Bananas

              1.14

Trader Joes
Cream

              1.49

Trader Joes
Peanut butter

              1.99

Trader Joes
Mushrooms

              1.69

Trader Joes
Oranges - 4#

              3.49

Trader Joes
Onion

              0.69

Trader Joes
Bagels (3)

              5.00
Markdown
Franz Bakery
Bread (4)

              3.00
Markdown
Franz Bakery
Cheese (4)

              6.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Chips (2)

              2.63
Sale/Coupon
Fred Meyer
Root beer - 2 ltr (2)

              1.54
Sale
Fred Meyer
Ice cream

              5.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Hummus

              2.89

Fred Meyer
Coffee creamer

 FREE
Friday Freebie
Fred Meyer
Veggie tray

              6.99
Store Coupon
Fred Meyer
Apples

              2.79

Fred Meyer
Bananas

              1.35

Fred Meyer
Lettuce

              0.99
Sale
Fred Meyer
Yogurt Dippers (4)

              2.76
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Cream cheese (2)

              1.85
Store Coupon/Coupon
Fred Meyer
Tortilla chips (2)

              2.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Mushrooms

              1.49
Coupon
Fred Meyer





Total

$ 166.46  




$166.46 ÷ 31 days ÷3 people = $1.79 per person per day!


How did you do last month?  Any great bargains?


This budget month runs from May 1 through May 30




6 comments:

  1. As usual, you did very well my friend!

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  2. From Louisiana; an amazing month's shopping! Congrats! Laura

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  3. Great shopping.

    While I did spend more than you I was still under budget for the month. Hopefully we get to Costco very soon and I can do a major stock up shop.

    God bless.

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    1. Well done Jackie. Hope you have great success with your Costco trip.

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