Thursday, April 19, 2018

Saving on Groceries Series ~ April Grocery Shopping Post

On Monday I did the bulk of our grocery shopping for the month. I went to a total of seven stores in order to save the most money. 

Now I enjoy grocery shopping, but I know that not everyone enjoys it and certainly wouldn't go to seven stores to save money, so they would need to find other strategies to save the most money on their grocery bills. 

For me grocery shopping is enjoyable, so this is fun for me. I just make sure to go at times when the store is not as crowded because it's easier for me to concentrate. 

Amounts I spent yesterday include:

Flowers Bakery $7.81
Food City $43.86
Cooke's $28.21
Publix $19.59
Food Lion $26.00
Fresh N Low $15.94
Fresh N Low $2.87
Walmart $49.72
Total: $194.00

I won't list all the items I bought yesterday, but did want to give some highlights. Also some highlights that we bought over the weekend.
Food City had 32 ounce bags of cheddar cheese for $5.00 on Friday only with a limit of two, so we made sure to get this great deal. 
We bought some ground chuck on yellow mark down sticker. 

We bought some sliced deli ham on markdown...


Surprisingly, I found cream cheese at Food City for 75¢. This is a fabulous price, so I picked up ten of these. 

They also had our favorite breakfast sausage, Swaggerty's, on sale for $2.49, so I picked up four of those for the freezer. 
Food Lion had two large pepperoni pizzas on yellow reduced sticker for $5.59 each. I picked up both of those and will serve them for dinner two nights this month. 

Food Lion has Keebler Club Crackers on sale this week priced at 2 for $4.19. I used 850 of my Kellogg's Family Rewards points to print 2 - $1.00 off coupons, so I was able to get 2 boxes for $2.19 or $1.10 each, which is a fantastic price. 
One item I picked up at Cooke's included cottage cheese, which had been marked down to $1.99, but there were coupons attached for 50¢ off, so I picked up four of those for $1.49 each. 

Also, there was a package of clementines on the reduced priced produce rack, but one of them was ready for the trash bin. 

So, I took them to customer service and asked if they would reduce the price further. Guess what? The manager just let me have them for free. I thought that was pretty neat. 

Those are the highlights from our grocery shopping this week. It's great to have our home stocked up for the time being. 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. Free clementines have my vote. Do you store your cottage cheese in the fridge upside-down? Seems to last forever.

    1. Yes, we do store it upside down, Anna. It's a great way to extend the life of cottage cheese. :)

  2. You did really well and how sweet was that of the manager to give you the fruit for free! I love finding a great bargain!

    1. Thanks, Debbie. I love finding a great bargain too. :)

  3. That is great! I love kind of doing a “once a month” shop whenever i can.


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