First up: getting a late gift out in the mail (I had already warned the recipient that'll be late!)
Paid: $2 for 10 lbs trash
Next: over to the Vet's to pick up a large bag of special cat cereal. I have the female cat also on this, as I can't have the male sampling anything not prescribed. Knock on wood, he's been OK since we started giving him the canned formulation of this food. Pricey but far cheaper than incurring Vet bills. I keep a separate budget category for pet associated costs, this is not part of our groceries.
Headed up to the city to Aldi's for a few needed items to get me through the week (knowing that a milk run will be needed come Wed): 1 jug milk (I also need whole milk, they are out), 1 oj, 4 grapefruit, 5 bananas, 1/2 & 1/2., a bag of tortilla chips for Thurs' taco bake casserole. Missing from photo: 1 small can Rotel style tomatoes, 10 lbs all purpose potatoes, large can generic coffee (while my open can is 1/2 full, meaning 2 more week's worth for us, they didn't have the generic version last time, so I saved about 50 cents by buying ahead).
My rock bottom grocery budget is $200/month or $50/week. Pleased to report that even with buying meat, I spent 1/2 my money earmarked for this week. Awesome!
Paid: $1.06 with tax.
I hadn't needed to get gas since before Christmas, and now was under 1/2 tank. Topped up the car @ $2.04. 6.356 gallons
Paid : $12.96.