I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery 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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After two whole weeks of not stepping foot into a grocery store since we were in South Africa, it felt really wonderful to be back to shopping today. And Kroger didn’t disappoint!
I was mostly just stopping by to see what markdowns they had and to grab the deal on organic frozen veggies. But I scored big time when I went to the dairy section and saw they had Simple Truth Cage Free Brown Eggs for just $0.99!!!! I was thrilled to get them for $1.99 per dozen two weeks ago… so I could not believe this price when I saw it.
And if we didn’t already have 4 dozen eggs in our fridge and weren’t going out of town really soon, I would have bought 10 dozen. But I settled on 6 dozen since that felt like a good amount! 🙂
I gave two dozen away to a friend today and will be using the rest for scrambled eggs, fried eggs, hard boiled eggs, French Toast… and baking. And I also might make a quiche. We all love eggs, so I doubt we’ll have an issue using them up in the next few weeks!
I also picked up the Free Friday candy — which my kids were thrilled about. We basically never buy anything with food coloring in it, so it’s always a really, really big deal when I actually buy something that has it in it. But these were free and I knew my kids would absolutely go nuts about them (they did!) so I surprised them with a very unexpected treat.
I’m not sure what we’re going to use these for — maybe for our road trip to Arkansas at the end of the month? We’ll see!
Here’s what I ended up buying:
Friday Kroger Shopping Trip
- 5 packages of Simple Truth Organic Frozen Veggies — $1.29 each, used $0.50/1 Digital Coupons = $0.79 each
- Sour Patch & Airheads Candy — Free with Free Friday coupons from this week and two weeks ago
- 2 bags of fruit — marked down to $0.99 each
- 2 tubs of Simple Truth Yogurt — marked down to $0.49 each
- Simple Truth Baby Romaine — marked down to $1.69
- 1 loaf of Sourdough Bread — marked down to $1.49
- 6 dozen eggs — marked down to $0.99 each
- Total with tax: $17.03
Total Spent on Groceries This Week
Total spent on groceries this week: $17.03
Rebates: $0.25 for submitting a receipt to Ibotta, 50 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning four receipts (If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards, you can sign up here and use code WW7XJ and you’ll get a bonus 2,000 points = worth $2.)