Thursday, July 27, 2017

My Grocery Budget 2017 - July Update


We entertained this month!  Holy cow!  And it was great having so many visitors, but it also meant there was a lot of food to prepare and many meals to serve.  Literally half of the month we had houseguests as well has people coming over for meals.  I also had my girlfriends over for pinochle and I even made some meals to take to a friend who has been ill.  My kitchen was busy!

First haul was from Dollar Tree

In order to keep grocery expenses under control I really shopped the marked down items this month.  I wanted to keep a lot of fresh fruit on hand for snacking so I picked up bananas, apples and things on sale like cherries and blueberries.  It was also extremely hot outside so I wanted to keep meals light and refreshing.  I made several types of salads and kept a lot of things on hand to make sandwiches.

A few items for the 4th of July


Luckily I was able to quite a few items on markdown and was fortunate enough to get a lot of my produce this way as well.  The items I had stocked up on in previous months came into play as well.  I did spend more, but not nearly as much as I had expected.

My big Trader Joes haul

Here is what I got:

Groceries

 $$$







Rice (2)

              2.00

Dollar Store
Pepperoni (2)

              2.00

Dollar Store
Artichokes (3)

              3.00

Dollar Store
Apples

              3.34

Fred Meyer
Bananas

              1.48

Fred Meyer
Coleslaw mix (2)

              2.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Strawberries

              1.25
Sale
Fred Meyer
Sour cream

              1.25
Sale
Fred Meyer
Tortilla chips

              1.25

Fred Meyer
Steak

              6.39
Sale
Fred Meyer
Steak

              7.22
Sale
Fred Meyer
Ice cream sandwiches

              2.50
Sale
Fred Meyer
Ice cream 

              3.99
Sale
Fred Meyer
Bread

              0.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Bread

              0.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Salad mix

              0.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Spinach

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Green beans

              2.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Mushrooms

              1.39
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Veggie tray

              3.49
Markdown/Coupon
Fred Meyer
Tomatoes

              0.59

Fred Meyer
Bananas

              1.29

Fred Meyer
Strawberries

              1.25
Sale
Fred Meyer
Milk - 1 gal

              1.79
Sale
Fred Meyer
Parmesan romano

              2.69

Trader Joes
Turkey burgers

              2.99

Trader Joes
Angus beef patties

              6.99

Trader Joes
Salmon burgers

              6.40

Trader Joes
Veggie burgers

              3.69

Trader Joes
Almonds

              5.99

Trader Joes
Blueberries

              2.99

Trader Joes
Sunflower seeds

              1.99

Trader Joes
Celery hearts

              1.79

Trader Joes
Carrots

              1.49

Trader Joes
Bananas

              2.47

Trader Joes
Avocados - 6ct

              3.49

Trader Joes
Mushrooms

              1.69

Trader Joes
Cauliflower

              2.69

Trader Joes
Lettuce

              0.99

Trader Joes
Romaine

              2.49

Trader Joes
Lemon (2)

              0.98

Trader Joes
Lime

              0.29

Trader Joes
Watermelon

              2.99

Trader Joes
Peanut butter

              1.99

Trader Joes
Blueberry jam

              2.99

Trader Joes
Lasagna noodles (3)

              3.00

Dollar Store
Cheese (8)

            12.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Pasta sauce (2)

              2.00
Sale
Fred Meyer
Canned tomatoes

              2.07
Sale
Fred Meyer
Egg noodles (2)

              2.38

Fred Meyer
Vegetable oil

              2.29

Fred Meyer
Peanut butter

              1.19
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Almond milk

              2.24
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Italian meatballs

              3.79
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Spaghetti (2)

              1.88

Fred Meyer
Soup

              0.85

Fred Meyer
Butter

              2.49
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Shrimp

              5.99
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Cod

              2.74
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Cottage cheese

              1.69
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Cream cheese

              1.19
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
WW tortillas

              1.59

Fred Meyer
Pesto

              3.19

Fred Meyer
Baby portobellos

              2.90
Sale
Fred Meyer
Sliced mushrooms

              0.99
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Stir fry veggies (2)

              2.98
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Broccoli florets

              2.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Tomatoes

              1.17
Sale
Fred Meyer
Cheeries

              4.34
Sale
Fred Meyer
Blue corn toritilla chips

              1.49
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Red bell pepper

              1.25

Fred Meyer
Blueberries

              3.99
Sale
Fred Meyer
Red onion

              1.02

Fred Meyer
Apples

              3.08
Sale
Fred Meyer
Cucumber

              0.59

Fred Meyer
Bread (3)

              2.97
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Apples

              3.20

Fred Meyer
Apples

              3.17

Fred Meyer
Mushrooms

              1.19
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Stir fry veggies

              1.49
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Coleslaw mix

              0.79
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Coleslaw mix

              1.29

Fred Meyer
Salad mix

              0.89
Markdown
Fred Meyer
Tomatoes

              0.57

Fred Meyer
Tortillas (2)

              2.58
Sale
Fred Meyer
Bananas

              1.52

Fred Meyer
Potato chips

              1.69
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer
Potato chips

              1.69
Sale/Digital Coupon
Fred Meyer





Total

 $      216.89



$216.89 ÷ 31 days ÷3 people = $2.33 per person per day!

Another run to Fred Meyer
Still, not bad.  How did you do last month?  Any great bargains?


This budget month runs from July 1 through July 31



4 comments:

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    1. Thanks Anne. If it wasn't for all of the great markdowns I found it either would have cost more or we wouldn't have eaten so well, ha, ha.

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  2. Great buys and looks like your guests ate very well!!

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