Last week, if you will remember, I ended with only $6 left in my grocery budget for this week, due to some purchases for DH’s work retreat.  Come to find out, this will not come out of our grocery budget, so I ended up with $31 for the week!  Still not a lot, but better than $6!

The only way any of this worked was with a Menu.

However, very sad story after our grocery trip this weekend.  After all groceries were put away, someone left the refrigerator door ajar and we had left for the afternoon and evening. So, about 6+ hours it was open.  We lost everything in the door and quite a bit in the interior, depending on where the item was placed in the fridge (some things stayed cold still and were salvagable).  So, anything in the list below that is grayed out is something that we lost (plus obviously more from previous weeks’ shopping).  Very frustrating.

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Whole Foods Market

  • 1 gallon 365 Whole Milk $2.99
  • 1 gallon 365 Skim Milk $2.99

Total, w/ tax: $6.11 (no coupons used)

Jewel-Osco (* = Preferred Card Pricing)

  • (2) Aunt Jemima Syrup $2.50 each*
  • 1.89lb. Green Seedless Grapes $1.99/lb*
  • (3) Knorr Rice Sides $1 ea*
  • (2) Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice Ready Bags $1 ea*
  • (1) Jewel Colby Cheese 8oz. block $2.49
  • Pork Loin Chops $4.41
  • (1) Wild Harvest organic Baby Carrots $1.99*
  • (1) Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake cookies $2.99*
  • (1) Chicago Tribune, early Sunday edition $1.99
  • (2) Wild Harvest Organic Romaine hearts $2.99 ea*
  • (2) Tribe Hummus B1G1 FREE $3.49
  • (1) Earthbound Farms Organic Celery $2.49
  • Subtotal: $41.85, incl. tax.
  • Coupons Used:
    • $1/2 Aunt Jemima Syrup (insert – don’t have date)
    • 2 – $1/1 Tribe Hummus blinkies
    • $1/2 Uncle Ben’s Ready Bags (insert)
    • $1/3 Knorr Sides (insert)
    • $2 off Pork Purchase – Jewel store coupon emailed
    • $5 catalina from Dairy Catalina last week
    • $10 catalina from ConAgra Catalina last week
    • $0.50 catalina from Pineapple Catalina last week

Total OOP: $19.30, incl. Tax.

Total OOP for the week: $25.41!!  UNDER BUDGET!

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