3 Moms: Shopping Trip

shopping trip

Costco

  • Salad $3.99
  • Frozen Strawberries $8.89
  • (2) Butter $12.98
  • Cream $2.99
  • Syrup $6.49
  • Maple Syrup $12.99
  • Spaghetti Sauce $5.29
  • Shredded Cheese $11.39
  • Eggs $8.99
  • Brown Sugar $4.79
  • Garlic $3.39
  • Garbage Bags $11.59
  • Olive Oil $17.99

Total 112.46

Commissary

  • Bananas $2.46
  • Apples $2.62
  • Strawberries $2.00
  • Carrots $2.00
  • Zucchini $0.28
  • Onion $1.60
  • 10 lb Potatoes $2.69
  • 3.25 lb sweet potatoes $1.92
  • (3) Flour $1.25
  • Maple Extract $1.39 coupon $1/1
  • Mayo $2.49 coupon $0.50/1
  • Crisco $3.90
  • Canola Oil $4.55
  • Salad Dressing $2.89 $2/1
  • Ritz Crackers $2.00
  • (2) Tortilla Chips $2.18
  • Baking Soda $0.59
  • (4) Rice Cakes $1.35 2 coupons $1/2
  • Mac and Cheese $3.00 $0.50/1
  • Pinto Beans $1.10
  • (2) Peanut Butter $1.69 2 coupons $0.40/1
  • (2) Nature Valley Granola Bar $1.75 (2 coupons $0.40/1)
  • (4) Quaker Granola Bars $2.29 4 coupons $1/1
  • (2) Ortega Shells coupon $0.99 $0.75/2
  • Cheese Nips $1.49
  • (2) Honey Bunches of Oats $1.50 coupon $1/2
  • (4) Life Cereal $1.89 4 coupons $1/1
  • Chex $1.99 coupon $0.75/1
  • (2) Corn Pops  $1.99 coupon $1/2
  • Kashi cereal free w/ coupon
  • Powdered Milk $6.96
  • Sandwich bags $1.99
  • Popcorn coupon $1.09 $0.40/1
  • Tortillas $2.57 coupon $1/1
  • (2) Puffs $1.84 coupon $0.55/2
  • Salsa $1.69
  • BBQ Sauce coupon $1.49 $1/1
  • (2) Pepperoni coupon $2.47 coupon $1/2
  • (2) Bacon $2.16 2 coupons $0.50/1
  • (2) Barilla Pasta $0.99
  • (4) Potato Bread $1.17
  • Whole wheat bread $2.27 coupon $0.75/1
  • Bread $1.42
  • Diapers $7.69 coupon $1/1
  • Cream of Wheat clearanced @ $1.88 coupon $1/1
  • Suave $0.95 coupon $.50/1
  • Cotton Swabs $1.59
  • Paper Plates $3.39
  • (2) Toothpaste $2.19 2 coupons $1/1
  • Oxiclean $5.79
  • Paper Towel $1.49 coupon $1/1
  • Sour Cream $1.09 coupon $1/2
  • (2) YoPlus $1.50 coupon $2/2
  • (2) Yoplait Yogurt $1.79 2 coupons $0.55/1
  • (2) Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt $1.50 (2) coupon $1/1
  • 4 Gallons Milk $2.15
  • 1 Gallon Milk
  • Sliced Cheese $3.88 (this should have been on sale, will have to check with commissary next trip ) coupon $1/1

Total before coupons 196.25

Coupons $39.75

Total after coupons $156.50

Total of two trips combined 112.46 + 156.50 = 268.96

Previous total = $237.18

Current grocery spending for the month = $506.14

Approx. $94 left for the month in the grocery budget.

Jen is traveling right now and Kate is talking snacks on her site, so drop in and see how they are doing.

Comments

  1. First of all, thanks for showing what a NORMAL shopping trip looks like. I’m on several blogs where they total to $200 but with coupons it comes to $12. Turns out they only bought 20 boxes of cereal and no real food!

    Second, I was curious how you budget when you shop. Are yu somehow mentally adding up prices as you put food into your cart? Or do you just let the chips fall where they may, and eat macaroni at the end of the month if you’re out of money? I would love to get a handle on the grocery budget, it’s the spot where we go over most often. Thanks! Love your blog.

  2. I have a lot of expired coupons (recent!!) that I would like to donate to OCONUS families. Do you know where I can send them???

  3. Are you making your menu up for 1 week, 2 weeks or a month at a time? Did you say you go grocery shopping 2 times a month?

    I have to agree with Siri, it is nice to see a “real” shopping trip by someone.

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