Saturday Savings

This week the sales at my usual stores didn’t impress me much. I figured I would only spend about $30-$35 on stuff there so decided to take advantage and do a little shopping at Whole Foods too. Holy expensive milk Batman! Needless to say, buying Organic Milk, some chicken, whole wheat flour and rolled oats added quite a bit to my grocery bill and killed my overall saving percentage. Everything you see below cost me $79.80. Ouch. I’m used to seeing a lot more food for that amount of money! Anyway, here’s what it included:

Clementines – 5 pound box
Whole Foods: 
Whole Wheat Flour – 3.42 pounds
Rolled Oats – 2.62 pounds
Organic FF Milk – half gallon
Organic 1% milk – 3 gallons
Chicken legs – 3 pounds (free range, antibiotic free, etc.)
HyVee Apple Dapples Cereal
Mrs. Grimes canned beans – 6 cans
Wheat Thins
Stacy’s Baked Pita Chips – 1 bag
Reynolds Slow Cooker Bags – 1 box
Avocados – 2
Guacamole dip mix
Light Sour Cream
Baking Cocoa (forgot to separate that one out to my “business” purchase! Whoops!)
Bread – 2 loaves
Bananas – 2 pounds
Brown Sugar
Eggs – 2 dozen
Peanut Butter
Price Chopper:
Miracle Whip
Celo scouring pad
Bounce Dryer Sheets – 40 ct
Baby Carrots – 2 pounds
Aspargus – .94 pound
Roma Tomatoes – 1.84 pounds
Red Barron Pizzas – 2
Ground Beef – 2.25 pounds
Johnsonville Turkey Brats – 2 packages
The Deals: First a gripe. I hate how prices can vary so much between Aldi stores! The Aldi I went to yesterday has their eggs priced .70 a dozen higher than the Aldi I normally shop! When you buy 2-3 dozen eggs each week that extra .70 adds up in a hurry. Ok, gripe over. I will mention though that I picked up avocados at Aldi for .49 each which was .19 cheaper than the sale at Price Chopper and .51 cheaper than HyVee.
At HyVee I stocked up on some canned beans at .50 a can. I promptly used two of them last night when I made chili! I also got Wheat Thins for .88 and the Stacy’s Pita Chips for $1.50 (wow are those things good!). I let my inner laziness come out with the purchase of the crock pot bags for .99.
Price Chopper had some good produce deals this week: 2 pound baby carrot bags for $1.49, asparagus for $1.69 a pound and roma tomatoes for .69 a pound. I also picked up a couple of frozen pizzas for $2 each after sale and coupon and the smoked brats were $1.54 per package thanks to the 2 coupons I had. I also had a couple of clearance cart finds – the Miracle Whip was .99 and the scouring pad was .50.
Today and tomorrow HyVee has some good deals and I’ll be heading back there later today to take advantage. With my coupon I’ll be able to get Danon yogurts for .09 each. I also will hope to pick up the 3 pound bag of Organic Pears they have on sale that the HyVee I visited yesterday doesn’t carry.
Considering how skewed my “savings” are with the $18.50 in organic milk ($5.29 per gallon and $2.89 for the half) as well as the other Whole Foods purchases added in, I’m not going to bother with the before and after prices this week.

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