Saturday, January 17, 2015
Some small grocery trips
I can't remember the last time that I was there, I am talking YEARS. Back in the day, I did often go to Stew's for basics at affordable prices: eggs, butter, milk, cream. There was always at least one type of vegetable and one type of fruit on sale. Those days are long, long gone. I really can't afford that store. I did take advantage of a few other deals: 2 quarts low fat vanilla yogurt @ $2, 2 pints buttermilk @ 99 cents, 2 large bags of spinach @ $1, 2 1 lb pkgs of FL strawberries @ $2, 2 lbs of butter @ $2.49. I also found that they now sell large bags of marked down produce for $4. These are huge bags.
I spent $29.90 at Stew's.
Today found me in the city, and while kidlet was at a lesson, since I was close by, I stopped in at Aldi's for the following: 2 qts 1/2 and 1/2, 2 gallons milk, large canister coffee, 2 cans albacore, 4 cans ck lite tuna, 2 pkgs swabs, 3 bottles juice, onion powder, 4 cans tomato sauce, 4 cans mushrooms. I spent $35.20.
I stopped in at Dollar tree, still no eggs. I did grab a large bottle of dish washing soap we will soon need: $1.06 spent.
Final stop later this afternoon, after doing a bimonthly trash/recycling run ($3.40 in trash fees-got rid of 3 tall kitchen bags of trash, 6 same sized bags of recycling plus msc cardboard boxes), I stopped at the local IGA for a sale on beef roasta. Here's what I bought: a jar of red pepper relish (only local store that carries it), 4 large boxes tissues on sale, 2 beef roasts ($3.49/lb sale-both frozen), 2 3 ct pkgs organic Romaine lettuce -sale @ $3, a small block Havarti with dill (sale @ $3.99), 2 half lb pkgs deli meats for tonight's sandwiches (Eggads! pricey stuff! but I figured still cheaper than ordering out), a pkg of hotdog buns, a pkg of Kaiser rolls for tonight's sandwiches. $61 92 out the door ($26 approx was for the 2 roasts). I also picked up a special tea for a co-worker, to be reimbursed, tallied on a separate order so I would have a receipt.