We shopped at Hen House and Aldi for groceries week, in addition to CVS. We went on Thursday night, not realizing that the Hen House 3-day sale didn’t start until Friday. So we waited to buy some of our groceries because I couldn’t bear to spend the non-sale prices. Above is pictured our first trip.
[For those of you in the Kansas City area, through tomorrow the LiveActive cereals are on sale for $2.99 at Hen House. Use the $3/1 coupons and get them free!]
And here’s the second trip when the 3-day sale prices were in effect! Since we were already going to be right there and waiting would save us around $5-$8, we decided it was worth it.
All totaled, we spent just under $38–with enough change to spare for two trips to CVS.
CVS transaction #1: I somehow ended up with a total of $0.00 after the coupons and ECBs!
CVS transaction #2: Total after coupons and ECBs: $0.93! And we got around $15 ECBs back! Yay!
Here’s what’s on the menu for this week:
Banana bread, cottage cheese, strawberries
Oatmeal in the crockpot with bananas
Waffles, grapefruit, cottage cheese
Cold cereal, fruit
Potato pancakes, fruit, eggs with cheese
Sweet potatoes, homemade bread, cottage cheese
PB&J, carrot sticks
Baked potatoes, cheese, broccoli
"Haystacks" (Build-your-own type of meal we had often growing up–I just set out corn chips, shredded lettuce, Mexican beans, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, etc. and everyone makes their own taco salad of sorts.), corn on the cob
Italian chicken over brown rice, banana muffins, green beans
Lasagna casserole, homemade breadsticks, broccoli, strawberries
Barbecue chicken pizza, corn on the cob, grapefruit
Italian beans and brown rice, chips and guacamole, fruit
Meatballs, corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, homemade bread
See more menus for this week here.
thanks for your answers!
I love your weekly menus!
I’m curious…the few times I’ve checked out your $40/week pictures, there’s not meat in them. Is it just not in the picture, or is it not included in your $40?
And I’m wondering about the Haystacks, too!
How did you get your total to zero? I was negative today and the cashier said I needed to add something to get my total up to a positive amount. I ended up paying $.33 so it was not bad. I am in KS too and was told that the coupons/ECBs can’t cover state tax. Is that not true?