Monday, October 4, 2010

Cheap and Cheerful Chatter: And So It Continues ... $300 Grocery Challenge

So October is going to be a crazy month for us ... but I am continuing the $300 grocery challenge! My plan is to shop three times and spend $100 each time. Today, I got some great deals, stocked up on some of our favorite items, and only spent $104.91. So ideally, I'd spend more like $75 more on each trip and reserve some cash for a milk and fruit run if needed.

Here's the highlights of what I got:

4 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats (favorite cereal of 3 of 4 family members and on a buy 2, get 2 free promotion)

2 packages of ground turkey ($2.49 each) for burgers/tacos/chili

2 packages of italian sausage (buy one, get one free) for spaghetti sauce, etc.

cake mix and icing (used 3 different coupons) for Halloween cupcakes

lots of fresh fruit and veggies (grapes, apples, bananas, asparagus, corn, carrots, and celery)

lots of yogurt for snacks and smoothies (used 5 different coupons)

5 lb. bag of flour

chicken broth


corn bread mix

wheat bread

... and more

Basically, I got about two weeks of meals during this trip and will do a quick shop for milk and maybe more fruits and veggies next week. We'll have pasta with spicy sausage sauce, chili and cornbread, risotto with asparagus, burgers and corn, and bean burritos this week.

Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: What great grocery deals did you find this week?

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