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Last week’s Kroger and ALDI Shopping Trips (+ re-organizing the freezer)

Want to see what we bought for this week’s $70 grocery budget? I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

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I felt like this was a really meh week when it came to grocery deals. I went to Kroger twice, and both times didn’t find that many good deals.

Because the deals weren’t that great and I still had money left in the budget, I decided to run by ALDI to see what deals I could find. Well, I felt like the deals were pretty non-existent at ALDI, too.

Oh well, not every week is a great deal week, right? And it makes me grateful for all the many deals that usually find!

Kroger Shopping Trip #1:

  • 4 packages of frozen veggies — $1 each
  • 5 packages of Eckrich sausage — $1.49 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 4 bags of produce — marked down to $0.99 each
  • No Cow Protein Bar — free with Freebie Friday e-coupon
  • 2 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats — marked down to $1.59 each
  • 1 dozen eggs — marked down to $1.79
  • Gallon of milk — $2.79
  • 3 organic Coconut yogurts — marked down to $0.24 each
  • 2 cottage cheese — marked down to $0.69 each
  • Total with tax: $26.85

Since I’m doing a lot of decluttering right now, I decided it was high time that I declutter the garage freezer, too. I only had about 20 minutes, so I did what I could with the time I had.

Not perfect, but so much better!

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

  • HomeChef Mashed Potatoes — marked down to $1.29
  • Deli Chicken — marked down to $2.39
  • Milk — $2.79
  • Hummus — marked down to $0.99
  • Lettuce — $1.79
  • Frozen Green Beans — $1
  • Sugar — $1.59
  • Total with tax: $12.71

ALDI Shopping Trip

  • Frozen Broccoli x 2 = $0.99 each
  • Frozen Sweet Peas x 2 = $0.99 each
  • Macaroni & Cheese x 5 = $0.33 each
  • Garlic = $0.99
  • Frozen Berries = $1.95
  • Bananas = $0.59
  • 12-pack of Ramen noodles = $1.94
  • Dill Pickle Spears = $1.39
  • Avocados x 4 = $0.39 each
  • Refried Beans x 2 = $0.75 each
  • Green Beans x 2 = $0.49 each
  • Mozzarella cheese = $1.69
  • Cheddar cheese = $1.69
  • Lemon juice = $2.39
  • Chocolate milk = $1.59
  • Total with tax = $25.48

Overall Total: $65.04

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  • Brigette says:

    I realy have sunk myself into the coupon world. Yes i have signed up for almost everything..too much. I want to be able to save 50 to 70 % off every week. I have eliminated so many things That I used to buy to try to reach my goal. I cant go to 3 or 4 stores a week. It takes awhile to get the rebates to add up. So I want to know what else to do. Oh We eat meat seafood and healthy. No processed. Rare to find coups for vegs and proteins other than beans. Input please.

    • My advice: Focus on lowering your grocery bill by 1-3% every month. Just pick one area/new habit to develop each month… one new thing to try, one thing to eliminate, a new way to shop, etc. There are TONS of tips and ideas in the archives here if you just search for “grocery budget”.

      You’re doing a great job!

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