What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?
Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well!
How Did I Do This Week?
Harris Teeter – Spent $32.59, Saved $.97.51
Lowes Foods – Spent $27.99, Saved $65.51
Total for the Week – Spent $60.58, Saved $163.02
This week, I skipped Aldi since I still have plenty of produce on hand from recent weeks (apples, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, etc.). Instead, I focused on Harris Teeter (awesome deals this week) and Lowes Foods (which is not generally part of my grocery shopping routine, but I went this week since it is super doubles).
I feel like I really stretched my $60 grocery goal this week. I purchased three packages of split chicken breasts, a pot roast, two packages of bacon, three packages of lunch meat, milk, bread, cheese, four containers of nuts, yogurt, laundry detergent, two bottles of juice, bag of coffee, five boxes of oatmeal, snacks, condiments and more. Really, a little bit of just about everything (except produce, since I still have plenty at home) was included this week…
Harris Teeter Shopping Trip
Here is my receipt showing a savings of $97.51:
Click here for my long list of Harris Teeter coupon matchups for 1/23 – 1/29!
A few notes about this trip:
- I FINALLY got the Welch’s Light grape juice that was on sale recently making it only $.39 after doubled coupon. It is no longer on sale this week, but thankfully, I had gotten a rain check.
- I stocked up on split chicken breasts (on sale this week for only $.99/lb.). The total for all three packages combined was only around $10. Not sure how to fix split chicken breast? Click here to view my step-by-step instructions.
- I used a competitor’s coupon for $2.50 off my shopping trip. I am really missing the $10/$50 purchase coupons that used to be available from Recyclebank; however, I am doing a much better job of watching out for competitor coupons for dollars off the total purchase price. Every little bit helps, right?
Lowes Foods Shopping Trip
Here is my receipt showing a savings of $65.51:
Click here for my long list of Lowes Foods SUPER DOUBLE coupon matchups for 1/23 – 1/29!
Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week?
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