1-Price Rite: goal was to get 2 jugs of scoopable cat liter, but I also got a qt of regular green relish, 2 large cans of coffee (now 50 cents cheaper than Aldi's), 2 bottles spicy brown mustard, 4 roma tomatoes, a bottle of USA honey, a pkg each of hot dog and hamburger buns. $31.12, including the $7.98 plus tax liter which I account for separately
2-Xpect: goal was bread flour, which they were out of last time. I ended up buying 20 lbs (4 bags) of King Arthur unbleached bread flour-still pricier than the Pillsbury I was buying, but the KA flour at Xpect was about $1.50/bag less than the pricey IGA in town. I also bought: 1 double recipe sized can of sloppy joe sauce, 5 assorted flavors soda (2 L bottles), 2 qts low fat vanilla yogurt, and 2 cans of AK wild caught salmon
3-Aldi-goal was to purchase the bulk of the items on my list from this store. I bought: 2 gallons milk, 6 boxes cold cereal (cheerios, honey nut cheerios, flakes-boring, healthier types), plain bagels, raisin bagels, canned mushrooms, fruit cocktail, grape tomatoes, a take n bake pizza for supper, a pkg of sliced ham for sandwiches, bologna, 4 fzn OJ, qt 1/2 & 1/2, 4 cans chunk tuna, canola oil, 2 bags chips, 2 bags "doritos", dill spears, dill pickles chips, bananas, bagged almonds, saltines, ice cream. I spent $65.39, saved 40 cents with bottle returns.
4-Dollar Tree-Mother's Day card, a bottle of cold soda (I was thirsty), 2 bags onion rings, 4 bars chocolate from Poland, a microwave plate cover, 2 4 ct pkgs of aluminum take away trays with covers for when DS wants to bring food back home, eggs.