A few blogs I read have done posts lately showing what they buy in a week as far as groceries, usually because they’re trying to lose weight or cut spending. I’m not doing either at the moment, although thanks to student teaching we are keeping track of every penny. But either way, for some strange reason, I find these posts incredibly interesting!
I did our weekly shopping yesterday/today, so I thought I’d share what we buy in a typical week and how much we spend. I also find geographical cost differences very interesting. I’m spoiled by how cheap produce is here in California, and I also think I’m a pretty savvy shopper, so I think we get a good amount for our money. (But who knows, maybe I’m wrong?? Enlighten me, please!)
So yesterday I went to a local chain that specializes in organic/locally grown food, where I get most of our produce. Their normal prices are average, but every week certain fruits and vegetables are on sale for a CRAZY price. I try to buy the sale foods, and then we get a nice variety of fruits/veges throughout the year, and we save money. 🙂
Here’s what I bought:
I got 1 lb of dried cranberries (their bulk dry goods section is AMAZING),
just over 1 lb of broccoli,
1/2 lb of green beans,
2 1/4 pounds of Fuji apples,
and 2 lbs of bananas.
Plus, a bottle of wine that was on clearance for $3. I’m a sucker for clearance.
All this cost $15.14.
Then today I went to Fresh and Easy, which is by far my favorite grocery store, and bought this:
That includes a pepperoni pizza,
triscuits and wheat thins,
3 frozen meals for my husband’s lunches,
1 lb of ground turkey,
3 boxes of granola bars,
2 lbs of baby carrots,
2 cans of beans and a can of tomato paste,
2 blocks of cheese,
a box of margarine,
and a 6 pack of beer.
All this cost $59.57, but I had a $5 coupon so I paid $54.57. That’s one thing I love about Fresh and Easy – they send us coupons in the mail for $3-10 off, depending on the week. I like being able to buy whatever I want, and not worry about what I have coupons for.
So… is this normal? Tell me what you buy! Write a post about it and link it below, ok? 🙂