yay & nay.

26 10 2009

somehow i spent $50 at the supermarket when my budget was $30. i did’t really buy anything crazy, but i still bit it hard.

shopping trip 102509 001yay! life at shaws was pretty good this week- even though there weren’t any super-stock-up for no money deals.  i felt pretty good about the prices i paid for everything:

asparagus: $1.88

bably bella mushrooms: 2 for $3.00

red & yellow peppers: $1.99/lb.

5 lb. bag russet potatoes: $2.50

baby spinach: #3.00

paul newman pizza: $5.99 with a $1/1 coupon from this weekend’s red plum for $4.99

2 snikiddy grilled cheese puffs (so delicious, and you can eat the whole bag for 500 calories): 2 for $5.00 with 2 $1/1 coupons (that i got for sending them a sweet note on their website) for $3.00

morningstar chix patties: $4.29 with $.75 coupon doubled for @$2.79. (this isn’t any cheaper than walmart with the same coupon, but i wanted to see if they doubled- AND THEY DO!  now all i need to do is wait for them to go on sale…)

kashi honey sunshine: FREE- used my last freebie coupon from vocalpoint

honey bunches of oats pecan bunches- $1.99 with $2/1 coupon from here– FREE (they’re actually more expensive at walmart right now, and SOLD OUT).

i also had a $3 off of $30 coupon from a while back that i used, taking it all down to $20.16 after tax. not incredible, but a decent price for produce and natural foods.

shopping trip 102509 002nay! not as much luck at the walmart.

$7.93 for another box of fullbars. yes i love them, but yes, they are also destroying my grocery budget.

$4.77 for a box of zone bars. this is how they get you!!! i bought some cheapies last week with coupons, and now i have an addiction. no more coupons in sight. boo-urns.

$1.00 for crunch and munch. DON’T EVER GO TO THE GROCERY STORE HUNGRY!

FREE kashi go lean crunch- used the last of my vocalpoint $3/1 coupons.

$2.43 for cabot butter. the walmart brand is cheaper, but it’s also not nearly as good.

$2.28 for walnuts (after $1/1 fisher nuts coupon from the 10/4 smartsource).

$1.66 for musselman’s natural applesauce.

$1.88 for light sour cream (daisy is the only brand worth buying).

$1.50 for velveeta shells and cheese (meximac night= 1 box mac & cheese + 1 /2 bag morningstar meat crumbles+ 3/4 cup pace think & chunky salsa).

$2.57 for morningstar meat crumbles (after $.75/1 coupon).

$3.12 for one dozen eggland’s best cage free eggs.

$29.83 after tax. crap. i need to get away from the fancy bars, and back into sticking to my budget.



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