Are you ready for this grocery confession? It’s been a week of confessions for me! This time, I’m confessing that I shopped without a grocery list. Nathan decided he was ready to start potty training (woo-hoo!) so we stayed close to home all week. He’s done a great job and caught on super quickly. Whew. That said, I ran out to Meijer quickly on Sunday while Andy was home. I really dislike shopping on Sundays when the stores are so busy but I picked up a couple bargains as I wandered the aisles quickly without a list.
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We needed more milk ($2.59 a gallon) and I refilled 4 water jugs ($0.39 each). Bananas seem to be a weekly purchase for the kids. I was excited to see zucchini on sale for $0.99/lb. I bought almost 3 pounds and we’ve been enjoying it this week.
I bought 2 pounds of rice for $1.79 and a jar of pickles for $3.29. The string cheese was on sale for $3 for my husband’s lunches.
Finally, I bought 5 boxes of crackers and got a dollar off all of them as part of the Meijer weekly promo. Goldfish were $0.99, Graham crackers were $1.99 and the Club crackers were $1.69.
I did pick up some more Easter eggs since they were 70% off. 12 plastic eggs for $0.30? They will provide Nathan and Emma with hours of entertainment! I also found some Lego people and a dozen white cardboard eggs to decorate for $1.19 each. Good bargains, but they are not coming out of my grocery budget. Just wanted to share the fun deals!
At Meijer, I spent $27.12 on these groceries.
Later, we took a family trip to Aldi where I bought more produce for the week. Aldi might become a regular stop for their produce deals! Here’s what I bought.
Cauliflower was $1.99 and the broccoli crowns were $1.29. Grapes were $1.98 for 2 pounds. Green peppers were 3 for $1.29. Fresh asparagus was $1.89/lb. 3 pounds of rice was $1.29 ($0.50 cheaper than the 2 pounds I bought at Meijer). I’m set on rice for awhile!
Pepperoni was $2.19 a bag and summer sausage was $3.79 a pound. The cheese cubes were $1.29. Oh! And the blueberry applesauce was $1.49 – a treat for Nathan at a good price.
At Aldi, I spent $21.97, with which I was very pleased.
My total for the week was $49.09. My total for April was $256.27 – just under my $260 monthly budget. I always like when I finish the month full of good deals and on budget. It doesn’t always happen but it’s nice when it does!
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If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Oh, and do tell. How did your grocery shopping go in April?