Thursday, June 4, 2009

This Week's Grocery Store Raid

This is a day late, but I just now got everything in the picture. The broccoli and meat are in "home" packaging for the freezer: 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, 6 leg quarters, 6 wings, 1 1/2 cups cooked/chopped chicken, 2 cups broth, 9 pints broccoli.

2 gal. Kroger Orange Juice - $1.99/ea
(1 for now, 1 for in the freezer for after the sale ends so I don't have to pay full price)
71-90 ct. Shrimp - $4.49
1.07 lb. Provolone Cheese - $2.99/lb
2 (36 ct.) Chinet Lunch Plates - FREE
Miracle Whip Light - $1.50
Salad Dressing - $.17
4.77 lb. Broccoli Crowns - $.57/lb
3 fryer chickens - $.69/lb

Shelf Price (before sales/coupons) - $56.67
Spent - $26.15
Saved - $30.52 / 54%

This trip was a little tricky :) I knew I wanted to get the broccoli because it was on sale for $.99/lb. Then I remembered that I had grabbed some coupons off of a display last week that were for $2 off a produce purchase. To use the coupon I had to buy 2 of certain Kraft items. So I looked, and sure enough, they had those Kraft items on sale. I checked, and I did still have a coupon for 1 salad dressing and 1 for the Miracle Whip! Oh joy!! I was able to get all three things for super-rock-bottom prices!

When I got home I cut up and froze the chickens and cooked the bones down overnight. I was able to pick off about another 1 1/2 cups of meat, and then had 2 cups of broth. This evening I cut up and blanched the broccoli and it is in the freezer :) Well, except for what we ate fresh last night and the 1 crown that I cut up to eat fresh this weekend.


Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

wowsers woman! You rock the savings world!! Will you be my personal Financial Advisor/Planner/Spender?

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

You could hire out your services and be the pantry stocker for people! I think you are doing great, especially disciplining yourself to get stuff, and then cook/repackage it and so on right away. I do that a little bit, but not nearly as much as you, and sometimes it gets old. It was more fun before I had kids, I think. But, I don't want to blame things on them, I think I have changed.