Sunday, March 1, 2015
Shopping locally to support local economy and to save $
I also went to a new to me, city butcher, spending $12.23 in the process.
Xpect (which is sadly closing today): 2 multi packs of Target brand tampons $2.99 for large boxes, 2 pkgs bacon, large tub organic baby salad greens, cauliflower, 6 cans AK wild caught pink salmon, 10 lbs potatoes, 4 lbs onions, Portugese rolls, wedge domestic Parmesan, lb block of sharp NY Cheddar, cabbage, 2 8 ct pkgs Jergens soap, 2 lbs elbow macaroni @ 50 cents. $58.89
Dollar tree: 2 pkgs Goya waffer cookies, 2 boxes D/W detergent powder (finding that the liquid they sell doesn't work well with our machine/water so I will combine the 2 as 1/2 liquid, 1/2 powder to use it up), 2 canisters dry roasted peanuts, multiple bags/boxes of Easter candy (didn't plan on buying it now but Xpect, my usual spot to buy this will close and I needed to buy it while I saw it). $36.97
Aldi's: 2 doz eggs, 4 fzn OJ, 2 cans corned beef hash, 4 canisters Cheddar popcorn seasoning (this is excellent, and we first found it around Christmas. I was hoping to go back for more, but it seems that they sold out. Must have had a box hidden in the back, so glad that more was available. We are turning more and more to popcorn, as I pinch back on food shopping), 3 gallons milk, 2 quarts 1/2 & 1/2, fresh broccoli corwons, 2 boxes shredded wheat cereal, 2 12 packs of soda, stick margarine,4 boxes granola bars, 2 packages of English muffins, 2 bags bagels, 1 Rye bread, 2 loaves raisin bread, 2 bags tortilla chips, 4 cans whole potatoes, 4 cans mushrooms, 2 cans black olives, 18 ct toilet paper, cold cuts: turkey,ham, bologna, salami; 3 pkgs sliced cheese for sandwiches: Swiss, Munster, Sharp Cheddar, 1 graham crackers, parsley (dried), 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, baking powder, bananas. $100.21.
I have spent all of February's grocery monies, and have a slight overage of $4.31 that I am carrying over to March. I do not plan on shopping again for 2 weeks. Monies are still owed me for March, so hopefully, those not meeting their financial obligations will reimburse me, as required or once again, I will limit what I buy and we will continue to see depleated supplies, reduced choices. It is what it is,