Thursday, July 1, 2010

Weekly Grocery Trip 7/1/10

I didn't realize anyone was missing my grocery posts, but Mary asked me this morning if I was going to post :) I think about doing blog posts a lot more than I actually get them done, but we'll get there eventually.

From Martin's and Kroger:

(6) Gatorade - $.69/ea.
(2) doz. Eggs - $.50/ea.
1/2 gal. Milk - $1.79
5lbs. Kroger bread flour - $1.34 (I made bread Tues with this flour and it turned out great!)
(2) Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie (w/ Walnuts) mixes - $.94/ea.
Mayonnaise - $1.00
Kroger Peanut Butter - $2.19
Gerber Rice Cereal - $1.81
Kroger Salt - $.39
(2) Dole Pineapple Crushed - $.50/ea.
Mustard - $.49
(4) Ball Park Hotdogs - $.69/ea (limit 4, boo! :P )
1.91 lbs. 80/20 Ground Beef - $3.80
Split Chic. Breasts - $3.24 ($.99/lb)
(4) Corn - $.17/ea.
(2) Vidalia Onions - $1.44 ($.99/lb)

(2) 30ct. Solo Cups - $.99/ea.
Huggies Sz. 2 Jumbo pk - $6.19 (a little more than I normally pay, but still cheap!)

Total OOP - $34.05
~ Food - $25.55
~ Non-Food - $8.50

Or something like that :P Because of a promotional sale I had to buy the non-food and food stuff in the same transaction to get the discount, and I'm too lazy to figure out all the coupons and discounts and taxes on everything down to the nitty gritty. I know my total OOP is right :P
ETA: I did use $4 in "On Your Next Order" coupons that I got one of the last times I was at Kroger, so that helped bring my OOP down :)

Last week I did buy about $10 worth of Gatorade... we were about out and a blazin' hot week was coming up. I took that $ out of this weeks grocery budget. I think we're going to up our summer grocery budget to allow for the Gatorade that Daniel needs. (Yes, I know it's cheaper to buy the powder and DIY, but drinking it mixed from powder makes him sneeze a lot for some reason.)

I'm still not a big fan of Martin's (they recently bought out a local grocery chain). My biggest beef with them is that they will only double 1 "like" coupon per transaction, so I can't load up on cheap mustard in one transaction, or whatever. My second biggest beef is that they took down Ukrops "with small children" parking signs, so now you're just lucky if you get to park close to the door... and they have no cart returns in the parking lot (at least @Ashland), so I had to carry Susannah to the store, then back from the store after I took my cart back. I recently discovered Kroger's "with small children" parking spaces, and I like to use them :) And Kroger will double however many coupons I want to use :) :)


Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I agree that I dislike Martin's only doubling one like coupon per customer per day. It totally stinks. But, I have been to several stores and they do still have the parents with infants parking signs. I wonder why they took them down in Ashland? They don't have cart return bays because in theory they are suppose to be still taking out your groceries, but it seems in a way to save money they have cut the number of cashiers and baggers they have in the store. I LOVED Ukrop's and it was a family owned local business. I am really struggling with having any loyalty to Martin's.

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

The anti-couponers sentiments must be leaking into the grocery stores down there. It's definitely prevalent up here! It looks like you did a really good job in spite of that.

Gail Puffenbarger said... [Reply to comment]

Our Kroger's only lets you use 2 of the same coupon no matter, so yours is so accommodating!