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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. Last grocery trip for the month!

    by , 06-28-2009 at 12:03 AM
    It has to be the last trip: I think I have about $12 left in the budget!!

    Purchased:

    Head lettuce (on sale) $.97
    Brussels sprouts (1.53 lbs) $2.74
    Organic wheat grass (4 containers) $7.16
    Popcorn $3.59
    Deviled egg salad $2.99
    Carrots (organic snack packs) $1.59
    Half and Half $2.49
    Deli meat (had coupons for two packs) $5.49
    Clover sprouts $1.99
    Bulk mushrooms (.47 lb) $1.88
    Lightbulbs (1.5 ...
  2. 06/19/2009 - Another exciting grocery list!!

    by , 06-22-2009 at 10:47 PM
    Total spent was $82.01.

    Purchased:

    bleach $3.79
    frozen corn (4 3-lb bags - on sale) $11.96
    apple cider vinegar (2 bottles) $5.98
    honey $6.99
    can opener $7.19
    raw sugar $3.59
    Half and Half (quart) $2.99
    flour (on sale) $4.99
    cocktail bread $2.99
    brown sugar $2.29
    organic white wine $8.99
    organic salad mix (2 containers) $7.98
    macaroni salad $2.99
    potato salad $2.99
    hydrogen ...
  3. 2nd Grocery Trip of the Month

    by , 06-09-2009 at 11:39 PM
    Spent $100.30, and I think I actually bought more for me than for the animals, for a change!

    The list:

    Frozen corn (2 bags) $7.98
    Organic mixed veggies $2.69
    Rice $8.19
    Crackers (3 boxes) $12.87
    Sushi (2 packages) $17.88
    Organic baby spinach $3.99
    Organic salad dressing $4.29
    Organic Granny Smith apples (5.28 lbs) $9.45
    Organic bananas (4.62 lbs) $5.04
    Organic bulk granola cereal (1.08 lb) $6.47
    ...

    Updated 06-09-2009 at 11:40 PM by madhen

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  4. 06/06/2009 - First shopping trip of June 2009

    by , 06-06-2009 at 10:02 PM
    Spent $170.75 today. $329.25 left in the budget to spend this month.

    On my list:

    * soymilk (3 cartons on sale) $8.97
    * frozen corn (2 bags) $7.98
    * chicken (whole) $11.75
    * frozen mixed veggies $3.99
    * yogurt (2 lg containers on sale) $3.58
    * yogurt (8 small containers on sale) $5.20
    * d/w liquid $3.99
    * frozen cherries (2 bags) $8.50
    * carrots $2.99
    * frozen organic peas $2.69
    * frozen blueberries ...
  5. 05/22/2009 - A Lesson Against Shopping While Hungry

    by , 05-24-2009 at 01:48 PM
    Junk, junk, junk. I worked until about 8:30pm, and I hadn't eaten all day, and this is the consequence. It would have been cheaper for me to stop at a restaurant and eat dinner and to then go grocery shopping than it was to just go straight there. I literally had about six items on my list, and this is what happened instead. Brace yourself. It is ugly.

    Frozen corn (3 bags on sale) $10.47
    Prepared macaroni salad (on sale) $2.50
    Half and Half (2 quarts) $5.98 ...
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