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Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekly Grocery and Menu Plan

I had a request from one of my readers that I post where I bought my groceries, what I bought and how much I paid for each item, so here goes!


1 watermelon that was on sale for $4 (I wouldn't normally buy out of season, but we love watermelon so much!)

1 bunch of bananas that were on sale for $.33 a pound!


Two 4 packs of Yo-Plus yogurt that were on sale for $1.25 each. Luckily, I had two $1 off coupons, so I actually got them for $.25 each!

2 boxes of twelve "Nature Valley" granola bars: $3.98 (However, I had $1.80 worth of coupons, so these ended up costing me $2.20 total)
2 boxes of "Rozini Smart Taste" macaroni noodles: $1.98 (However, I had 2 $1 coupons, so these ended up being free!)
2 boxes of "Uncle Ben's white and wild rice": $3.04 (I had $1.50 worth of coupons, so these only cost me $1.54 total!)
Welches black cherry and grape juice: $2.59 ($1 off coupon, so $1.59!)
Welches white grape and peach juice: $2.59 ($1 off coupon, so $1.59!)
2 boxes of Triscuit crackers: $3.58 (I had $1.50 worth of coupons, so this was only $2.08!)
Washing soda: $2.05 (sadly, no coupon)
6 Yoplait yogurts: $3.00 (I had a $.50 off coupon, so $2.50!)
Buttermilk: $1.33 (Sadly, no coupon!)
2 boxes of frozen Green Giant sugar snap peas: $1.98 ($.50 off coupon, so $1.48!)
2 pounds of lean ground turkey: $4.72 ($2.25 worth of coupons, so $2.47!)
Shredded lettuce: $1.25 (Sadly, no coupon)
5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes: $2.99 (Sadly, no coupon!)

Well, my grand total grocery spending for the week is: $32! That leaves $8 more for me to save for Williamsburg, so I'm pretty psyched! I hope this post was informative and not boring.:P Now for my menu plan!
Marinated steak
Green beans
Mashed potatoes (The parsnips were still too expensive!:()
Chicken salad sandwiches
Oven fries
Sugar snap peas
Ground turkey and rice skillet meal
Asian stir fry
Anything that needs eating up before our trip!

You may notice I've planned to eat a lot of leftovers. This is because we leave for our vacation next week!


Mary said...

You really manage to save a lot with coupons! What is your method for keeping them organized? I tried to use one this morning (one that I've been saving), and it expired yesterday!

Frugal Divorced Liz said...

I have 4 separate envelopes that are labeled: Perishable, non-perishable, non-food and "Out to eat". Before I go to the store, I make a list of what I want to buy and then I separate out the corrosponding coupons!