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Grocery Challenge Last Week

As you read in a prior post, I am doing a grocery challenge for the month of September. We are eating out of our stockpile and spending no more than $ 25. for the week on necessities.

We needed milk. I have been drinking a lot of it lately and we use it to cook. Top’s had it for $ 1.59 after store coupon. The half gallon of creamer was $ 2.53, the breakfast sausage were $ 1.50 a package,  and the tomatoes were $ 1.98 a lb. at Walmart.

We were down to our last quart of creamer so we desperately needed this. We are very low on breakfast meats so when I spotted this, I purchased one for breakfast this morning and one for a future Sunday breakfast. I have never paid less than $2.50- $3.00 for a package recently. So this price was a bargain. The tomatoes which ending up costing $ 5.21 were the cheapest that Walmart had and we needed them for salads. So our grand total for the week was $12.33 which is $12.67 under budget. The leftover money will be rolled into next week in case I see a rock bottom price on something that we can stockpile. 

Last night was “clean out the produce drawer” in our home. We made quite a dent in it. Hubby, who sometimes is my resident Chef, made Chef’s salads. I had leftover chicken on mine from a whole chicken I cooked recently. Hubby had ham. Mine looks good even without the Catalina dressing on it yet.

After our family breakfast today, which will be eggs, sausage and cinnamon rolls, I will make homemade chicken soup using the chicken carcass. It will taste good on a cold day like today. 

Those of you who are joining in on the Grocery Challenge, feel free to tell us how you did in the comments.

4 replies on “Grocery Challenge Last Week”

Hi Liz, this is Chris. I was able to keep to my $40 this week. I went to Meijer to get my milk and eggs since it is cheaper. I also got produce at Meijer and Kroger. Kroger is having a sale on peanut butter, so I am considering getting a few extra for my stockpile, but will check to see how many I have before I decide. It only goes on sale for the lowest price a few times a year and our little granddaughter eats it almost every week she is here. Grapes, peaches and strawberries were the fruits on sale this week so that is what I bought. I didn't buy any meat since we still have a lot. Hubby is working out of town for part of this week, so I will eat leftovers and what I have here, and not go out to eat while he is gone.

Hi Chris,

You did a great job this past week. I always keep about 8 jars in my stockpile of PB&J. Hubby likes it on crackers when he has a low sugar. I love it on an toasted English muffin for breakfast. The grandchildren love PB&J sandwiches. Have fun using up what you have.

Are you doing receipt pal and receipt Hog?
Both are reward apps where you only scan in your receipts with your cell phone or mobile device. Neither are fast earners but both only require 2 or 3 minutes a week.
Little bits add up. Neither have referrals bonuses.

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