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This Week’s Kroger Shopping Trip + Amazon Order = $63 spent!

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 only ended up going to Kroger once this past week, but I got some great deals and markdowns!

The Cream of Chicken soup was in the markdown section and it was just $0.49 each + it was part of the Buy 10, Get $5 off deal which meant that I got $0.50 off each — making them free!

I was super excited about finding the Yoplait 8-count packs of yogurt for just $0.99 and also the Off the Grid Waffles for just $0.99 each! There is a $0.50/1 iBotta rebate with a limit of 5 so I got back $2.50 for buy 5 boxes!

And finally, I was super thrilled to find eggs marked down! We were down to our last few eggs so it was perfect timing!

Kroger Shopping Trip:

  • 5 Campbell’s Soup — marked down to $0.49, got $0.50 off each because they were part of the buy 10, Get $5 off deal
  • 2 cans of Swanson broth — $0.49 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 4 cans of Green Beans — $0.49 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 2 pounds Land O Lakes butter — $2.49 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 3 boxes Creamette Pasta — $0.49 each when you buy 10 participating items, used $1/3 coupon from a Kroger mailer = $0.50 for all three
  • 2 cartons cottage cheese — $1.49 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 3 boxes of Swiss Miss hot cocoa — $0.99 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • Annie’s Mac & Cheese — marked down to $0.45
  • 5 boxes Off the Grid Waffles — marked down to $0.99 each, plus I got $0.50 back per box from iBotta
  • Old El Pasa Taco Shells — marked down to $0.39
  • 2 boxes SO Right frozen burrito bowls — marked down to $0.89 each
  • 1 dozen Kroger eggs — marked down to $0.59
  • 5 dozen cage-free brown eggs — marked down to $1.29 each
  • 2 Chobani yogurt flips — marked down to $0.19 each
  • Kroger peanut butter — free with Kroger coupon from the Kroger mailer
  • Kroger water — $0.89
  • 2 Dannon Oikos yogurt — marked down to $0.49 each
  • 2 packages Roasted Turkey — marked down to $1.79 each
  • Broccoli crowns — $0.70
  • Kroger smoked sausage — free with Kroger mailer coupon
  • 2 8-count packages of Yoplait yogurt — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 1 bunch of green leaf lettuce — $1.79
  • Bag of 3 apples — marked down to $0.99
  • Bananas — marked down to $0.50
  • Dole Salad Kit — $1.79
  • 4-lb bag of oranges — $3.99
  • Milk — $2.99
  • Total with tax: $53.28

Since I had some extra wiggle room in the grocery budget, I went ahead and ordered this great deal off of Amazon.

Dinners This Past Week

Rebates earned: $2.75 back from iBotta + 225 points from Fetch Rewards

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  • Christa says:

    Kroger had a great deal on butter, as you noted, but I actually scored one pound butter quarters for $0.99/each at Aldi this week! CANNOT beat that price.

  • Katie says:

    How is your Fetch and Ibbota linked???

  • Jen says:

    I keep my eye out for those yellow stickers when I am walking through a Kroger.

  • Dee says:

    Crystal, can you do some posts about self-control and sticking to your budget? Or…something like that? I used to be really good with money, at least I think so, and I don’t lack the knowledge, but the will power?

    I just realized while reading this post that you and I are very different in how we spend…and I want to be more like you! You said you bought the cascade stuff because you had some wiggle room in your budget. I would have just bought it because it was a good deal and put it on my Amazon card and paid it off next week. And I know you are better off financially than us, yet there you are, only buying a necessity because “wiggle room”! I NEED that in my life! Help?

    A post about how you handle finances would be lovely! I have read your blog for a decade or so now, and I do know you have posted sometimes about this, but a new post or series (!!!) would be awesome!

    • What motivates you to stick with something and follow through? I’m someone who is very self-motivated, but what motivates me won’t likely motivate you. What will encourage you to actually stick with your budget?

      For me, it was years of having to stick with a budget and only bringing cash to the store. Now that thought of actually going over the budget just isn’t something I would do because years of sticking with it developed that muscle for me. What about for you?

  • Shawna says:

    Hi! You can also submit your receipt online here for a fandango movie ticket and concession cash because you bought 2 Yoplait 🙂

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