Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Monday, August 1, 2016
August grocery deals
After a return visit to my hand surgeon (doing well, continue wearing my brace for a week, return in a month), I stopped in at Aldi's, followed by Stop & Shop. I had to exchange a jar of pickles that fizzed (weird!) when opened. Here's my haul: rolls, marked down mocha chip muffins, marked down pound cake
Super cheap eggs @ Aldi's this week (79/up to 6 doz for large), a pkg of 11 marked down jumbo eggs, a block of cheese for supper tonight, OJ, organic yogurt
marked down flavored cr cheese, loss leader butter @ $2.49 (cheaper than Aldi's). Not pictured: a tub of Turkey Hill peach mango gelato (tonight's dessert)
4 huge boxes of Scotties tissues @ $2. a new hairdryer (mine is at leasy 6 y.o. and has been making a horrible noise)-this won't be included in the tally here, 2 each of shampoo and conditioner, 2 toothpaste, 2 500 ct swabs
MEAT MARKDOWNS! Italian style turkey meatballs, 5 pork shoulder sirloin steaks (now 2 meals @ $1.67/lb), 2 pkgs 93% and 1 90% ground beef, loss leader beef hotdogs
Pantry: unsweetened almond milk for baking (MD is recommending it to me, I don't like it for cereal so will use in baking $1.50 ea after sale plus cpn, loss leader crackers. Not pictured: loss leader gallon of vegetable oil @ $4.99
Produce: grapes @ 78/lb, raspberries BOGO, bananas @ 29, golden delicious apples @ under $1/lb, cuke, celery
loss leader melon @ 97
Taxables at phenominal prices: baggies, 50 oz Gain (my preferred brand) @$3.99, 50 oz Tide @ $1.99, 36 count Tide pods @$2.99. The Tide was @ 50% off (who pays $8/jug or $10/pods?) as it's being discontinued (probably repackaged). I had $2 off cpns=win for me! Don't need detergent but at these prices? I'd be a fool NOT to stock up and store it at home.
Household: $15.94 hairdryer
S & S:$72.32
Groceery: $91.53 out of a $300 budget for 3 people (adults)
Final stop was to top up the car (it's been WEEKS)@ $2.15/gallon, spending $14.13 for gas