This week, I didn't do as well. I actually violated my rule about not changing anything on the list when I remembered in the store that we were almost out of milk, so I picked up a gallon. Hence, I ended up going over budget just a tad. This week, my grocery total was $53.49 (the milk was $2.69), so I went a little over, a mistake that I'll have to compensate for at a later date. Looking at my receipt now, I see why: If you bought 5 Nabisco products, you were supposed to get $5 off instantly. Apparently, the cashier didn't ring up one of the boxes of Teddy Grahams, so by not paying for that item at $2.49 and then getting $5 taken off, I ended up paying more! I wonder if that is something I can take the receipt into the store and get corrected!
Anyway, here is my shopping experience from 11/1/13.
3 boxes Teddy Grahams $7.47 (was supposed to be $4.47; regular price $8.97)
1 storebrand milk $2.69 (regular price $2.89)
2 boxes Ritz crackers $5.54 (was supposed to be $3.54; regular price $5.54)
3 pkg OreIda frozen potatoes $4.50 (regular price $8.97)
2 pkg storebrand frozen vegetables $2 (regular price $2.50)
3 cans SpaghettiOs $2.60 (regular price $3.21)
16 Yoplait yogurt $8 (regular price $9.60)
6 Bolthouse Farms juices $10 (regular price $17.94)
1 box turkey corn dogs $5.49 (regular price $6.09)
40oz frozen chicken boneless skinless breasts $5.69 (regular price $7.99)
1 8oz chunk Kraft cheese $2 (regular price $3.09)
We ate some of that chicken with some baked butternut squash and the kids had the corn dogs and some fries on a night I wasn't home (along with some raw veggies we already had on hand), but the other stuff either hasn't been consumed yet or is for snacks, lunches, etc. I like those Bolthouse farms juices for times I need to eat something but don't actually have time to do so, which happens far too often, so I was really excited about that sale. I'm pretty upset about the mess-up with the Nabisco products though and will definitely be paying more attention to my receipts in the future, which means no more taking the kids to the store!