Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I bought turkeys, and yes, it's August and we're bracing for another heat wave
Yesterday found me running an errand (to pick up free to me, RX for Psoriasis, thanks to hitting (unbelievably) the second deductible, maxing out our OOP expenses to $6000 this plan year), that brought me near the new Shoprite. I had already generated a list of deals, including multiple "new store opening" loss leaders. Here's what I bought:
3 bags assorted potato chips (treat)-loss leader
family package of ground beef @ $1.79/lb-loss leader
2 frozen hotel style turkey breast @ 99/lb-my go to price that I had trouble getting this past year
a large tub salad greens
6 ct pkg croissants-loss leader
1 lb deli turkey-loss leader
1 lb deli ham-loss leader
beef hot dogs-loss leader
Tropicana OJ-loss leader
2 gallons milk
1 block neufchatel cheese
2 blocks Adam's reserve (on sale BOBO)Cheddar-my preferred brand-loss leader
2 bottles Herbal Essance shampoo (ended up being 50 cents/bottle after large coupon!)loss leader
They once again had steaks on sale @ $4.99/lb Porterhouse/T bone but I passed (not a huge steak fan) as I wanted to earmark my grocery monies for the turkey breasts that I can stretch much further.
I spent $67.10, including about $18 worth of fzn turkey. I have $66.22 remaining in budget this month. This is very do-able. Fridge, stand freezer, kitchen cabinets, and pantry are looking good, too.
My philosophy: buy it when it's on sale, then plan menus around what is on hand!