I don’t know how many of you know that I have started challenging myself to get a weeks worth of grocery’s for as little money as possible. My goal is to stay under $100.00 a week for our family of 3. Well, today I went shopping at King Soopers, which is a part of the Kroger chain, and I spent $107.79 The picture above shows you everything I got!
Now, I know you all are probably saying two things. First, you went over your budget of $100.00 and second, I could spend way less then that for a weeks worth of grocery’s.
So, yes. I did go over and this is why. As I was shopping I found some great items on sale that were not on my list. But they were at a great price, so I wanted to stock up! Some examples:
Jennie-O Ground Turkey for $2.69 (I got two, plus $1.00 off coupon)
Quaker Oatmeal 2 for $5.00 (plus $1.00 off coupon)
Bush Northern Beans 10 for $1.00 (I got two)
Bush Black Beans 10 for $1.00 (I got two)
Pacific Organic Broth 2 for $5.00 (I got three)
And by the way my tax was $3.43. So I was actually over by $4.36. Not to bad!!
Now, I do realize that there are a lot of moms out there that can get their weekly groceries for under $100. But I have found that to be a little more challenging because there are certain areas where I will not skimp. For example, I buy only organic meat and dairy. I also try to buy organic produce when on sale. I know that organic items can be more expense at times but I feel it is worth the extra cost now. And hopefully the benefits from an organic diet will help keep us in good health in the future.
Oh, and guess what? My toilet paper was FREE!! I had two coupons from Cottonelle for $.50 for a 4-pack of toilet paper. King Soopers price was $.99 and they double coupons up to $1.00 So, a 4-pack with a doubled coupon equals free toilet paper!! Go here to print your own coupon and don’t forget, you can print it twice!!
After my receipt was totaled, I saved $41.53 between coupons and in-store sales. If I can get an even lower week of groceries, I will be sure to let you know. Good luck to all you grocery shoppers out there!!