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

  1. Fourth (and hopefully last) grocery trip for the month

    by , 07-30-2009 at 02:29 PM
    Still well within budget this month! Woo hoo!!

    Spent $52.22.

    Soymilk (on sale/4 cartons) $11.56
    Organic lemons (4 @ .79/ea) $3.16
    Catfood (dry) $15.99
    Apples (1 lb @ 1.75/lb) $1.73
    Organic lettuce mix $4.99
    Organic bunch carrots $1.39
    Yellow onions (3 lb bag) $1.99
    Organic wheat grass (4 ea) $7.16
    Half and Half $2.49

    The soymilk is for me. I'm living on the stuff now. Same with the Half and Half. Soymilk ...
  2. Third trip for the month

    by , 07-26-2009 at 01:12 PM
    Okay, total was $114.76. I'm still doing well, staying under budget, but here goes:

    Half and Half $2.99
    Raisins $3.99
    Canning lids $3.99
    Half pint jars $20.98
    Frozen corn (on sale/6 lbs) $6.98
    Sure-Gel (2 boxes) $6.58
    Yogurt (on sale/6 containers) $3.60
    Frozen blueberries $8.15
    Spring mix (lettuce) $3.99
    Dry mustard (on sale/4 containers) $15.16
    Pine nuts (organic/bulk/.76 lbs) $15.19
    Labels $3.18
    Sunflower seeds ...
  3. And the shopping continues....

    by , 07-17-2009 at 06:47 PM
    Over the last two days:

    Static Guard spray $4.99
    Mustard seed $3.19
    Celery seed $3.99
    Red onions (2.07 lbs) $2.05
    Red bell peppers (.78 lbs) $3.89
    Sushi $8.79
    Watermelon (32.03 lbs for 2 melons) $18.85
    Canning salt $3.38
    Turmeric $3.89
    Lemons (4 total) $3.16

    The static spray is because my car seats on my work car always cause me to get a static shock when I get out of the car, even if I am in it only a few ...
  4. 7/14/2009 - Grocery shopping for the month

    by , 07-16-2009 at 12:27 PM
    I've been buying in dribs and drabs, so have been posting it directly in the Grocery Reduction thread. Finally bought enough (kind of) to bother posting it in my blog:

    yogurt (10 containers on sale @ .60/each, with coupon for .40 off of six) $5.60
    soymilk (3 gallons on sale @ $5.98/each, with coupons for $1.25/gallon off) $14.19
    cherries (10.13 lbs on sale @ $1.99/lb) $20.16
    spring mix (2 containers, one on sale) $7.57
    grapes (4.79 lbs @ $2.49/lb) $11.93 ...
  5. July groceries - first trip (sort of)

    by , 07-05-2009 at 07:31 PM
    Stopped off at Save Mart because they were advertising chicken at .77/lb and canned pineapple at .99/can (20 oz).

    Also bought more snacks for the fencing guys, which I guess I'll count in the grocery costs, although it isn't for me.

    Total is $81.20

    6 cans of pineapple (on sale, reg $11.94) $5.94
    4 bags of frozen corn (4 lbs each) $19.16
    2 bags of frozen veggies (4 lbs each) $9.58
    Chicken (40.76 lbs @ .77/lb) $31.36
    4 boxes ...
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