Tuesday Total: Grocery expenses for the last week
Posted May 14, 2013
Every once in a while, I think it’s good to post my grocery totals for the week so folks can see where I am shopping, what we are buying and what I am saving. Here are my totals for the week that included 5/8 – 5/14.
Feel free to share your weekly totals as well!
There were multiple trips to Harris Teeter this week to take advantage of the Steamfresh and Quaker deals. I ordered coupons for some of the products from various sources and the sales during the last week on these items was great (or I had rainchecks from previous week’s sales). All of these trips were made on the way to/from another activity/errand so I was not making a special trip just for granola bars and veggies.
As you can see, we did not buy much meat last week. It was mostly produce, tofu, dairy, frozen veggies and stock up deals. We had enough meat in the freezer from previous sales that we didn’t need to buy any this week.
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $78.14
Total saved: $60.82
Total paid: $17.32
This shop included tofu, tomatoes, eggs, Bird’s Eye Steamfresh veggies, a number of Quaker products like granola bars and rice cakes (with rain checks and coupons), Electrasol tabs, olives, Sister Shubert rolls with rain check, ice cream.
May 9 (My husband was getting his car serviced in the same shopping center as the Kroger in Apex so he picked up these items at my request)
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $16.77
Total saved: $8.77
Total paid: $8.00
This shop included zucchini, yellow squash, apples, Vidalia onion, sour cream and cottage cheese.
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $61.99
Total saved: $40.83
Total paid: $21.16
This shop included bananas, turkey bacon, 5 Old Orchard juice, 2 Smart Balance milk, 2 Campbell’s Go Soup, 3 Dr. Oetker pizza, ice cream, Lowes Foods mayo, Reser’s mac salad.
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $60.10
Total saved: $45.26
Total paid: $14.84
This shop included 3 lb bag of oranges, 16 oz mushrooms, honey wheat bread, eggs, Quaker rice cakes and granola bars with coupons and rain check for rice cakes, tic tacs big pack with coupons and rain check, Fig Newtons, Sister Shuberts rolls with rain check and coupons, Brid’s Eye Steamfresh veggies.
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $50.34
Total saved: $42.60
Total paid: $7.74
This shop included canned pears, bagels, cream cheese, Steamfresh veggies, Mueller’s hidden veggie pasta (it’s kind of hidden on the bottom of an end-cap when you walk in the North Hills HT – they are out on the shelf), Mueller’s Whole Wheat pasta (also on same end-cap), more Quaker granola bars and rice cakes (stocking up for summer!), Sister Shuberts rolls with rain check and coupons.
Roadside produce stand near house: bought 2 very large containers of local strawberries to serve with Mother’s Day dessert for mother-in-law: $8.00
Grocery totals for week:
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $275.34
Total paid for groceries: $77.06
Total for coupons from clipping service: $4.50
% Saved (including coupon cost): 71%
My weekly budget is $80 so I was pretty close with a total of $81.56 including the cost of the extra coupons.