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Grocery Budget Reduction Challenge

A place to document my grocery shopping, spread out and necropsied for all to see, in all its gory detail.

  1. Small shopping trip

    by , 01-07-2011 at 12:41 AM
    Purchased at Safeway:

    2.5 gallon jug of spring water: $2.60
    Italian sausage (13 oz): $4.79
    stewing beef (1.21 lbs): $2.11
    bulk chicken drumsticks (6.05 lbs): $9.01

    Purchased at Food4Less:

    cheese (smoked Gouda): $4.98
    cheese (reg Gouda): $4.98
    cheese (Edam): $4.98
    12 one-gallon jugs of spring water: $5.14

    Okay, just noticed that she only charged me for THREE one-gallon jugs, and now I feel badly, ...
  2. November's first grocery trip

    by , 11-04-2009 at 12:43 AM
    Purchased:

    Frozen sweet cherries (on sale) $3.49
    Frozen mixed fruit $4.15
    Frozen sugar snap peas (on sale) $1.99
    Frozen peas (2 bags on sale) $3.58
    Organic arugula blend salad $3.99
    Organic baby lettuce salad $3.99
    Organic herb salad $3.99
    Tilapia (fresh, they mischarged me 5.99/lb for "raw shrimp" but I didn't notice it until I got home. It should have been $8.99/lb!) $6.41
    Dog treats (2 bags) (on sale) $9.98
    Plastic ...
  3. September's Groceries - 9/17

    by , 09-18-2009 at 01:20 AM
    Bleach (on sale) $2.39
    Oregano (dried) $2.29
    Butter (2 lbs on sale) $4.98
    Half and Half (2 qts on sale) $2.98
    Plain yogurt (6 cartons on sale) $3.25
    Salad (organic herb mix) $3.99
    Yams (2.7 lbs at 1.49/lb) $4.02
    Organic alfalfa/broccoli sprout mix $2.49
    Organic bunch carrots $1.39
    Organic spinach $1.49
    Salad (organic baby greens) $3.99
    Sweet potatoes (2.53 lbs at 1.79/lb) $4.53
    Magazines (3) $17.97
    Diced almonds (bulk, ...
  4. September groceries

    by , 09-10-2009 at 01:31 AM
    On September 4, 2009, I spent $21.36. I bought a bottle of vegetable oil, a can of non-stick spray, a quart of Half and Half, and a tempura roll.

    On September 8, 2009, I spent $100.24:

    kamaboko (6 ea @ 2.99/ea) $17.94
    M&M's (2 bags @ 3.49/ea) $6.98
    hairspray $4.99
    hair mousse $4.99
    hydrogen peroxide $.79
    lemon juice $2.89
    dried oregano $2.29
    dried thyme $3.19
    dried marjoram $3.59
    Half and Half (qt) $2.99
    ...
  5. 08/20/2009 - I finally break down and buy groceries

    by , 08-21-2009 at 10:43 AM
    Total cost is $69.16.

    Shredded Parmesan (sale 2 for $6.00) $3.00
    Shaved Parmesan (sale 2 for $6.00) $3.00
    Tunafish (3 cans on sale) $5.97
    Organic bread $4.29
    Organic milk (whole) $1.49
    Half and Half $2.49
    Organic popcorn seeds (2.7 lbs on sale for .99/lb) $2.67
    Organic dehydrated papaya (.5 lbs @ $4.59/lb) $2.30
    Organic raw sunflower seeds (.63 lbs @1.99/lb) $1.25
    Organic dehydrated pineapple rings (.53 lbs @ $4.59/lb) $2.43 ...
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