May Food Shopping Trips


Check out my current totals for the month here!

May 23 Shopping Trips

I spent $27.43 at Aldi

I spent $37.43 at Shoprite

May 18 Shopping Trips

With the children back in school, I finished my grocery shopping for the week and picked up a few things to make it through another rainy weekend in Connecticut.

I spent $34.63 at Aldi

I spent $23.48 at Trader Joe's

May 15 Shopping Trips

Here is my latest Shoprite purchases. I only went to one store because I have another sick kid that I had a doctor's appointment in the morning. Since I prefer to go to Aldi when it opens I'll wait until the end of the week to go.

My Best Bets This Week

Product Amount Sale Price Coupons Out of Pocket Rebates Earned
Van's Waffles 2 $1.99 $1.00 x 2 $1.98 $2.00
Ben & Jerry's Pint Slices 1 $2.88 $1.25 + $.75 $0.88 $1.75
Lipton Tea 1 $2.99 $1.00 + $0.40 $1.59 ----
Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners 1 $2.49 $0.55(Doubled) $1.39 ---
Bush's Baked Beans 2 $1.99 $1.00 + $1.00 $1.98 ---
Cooked Perfect Meatballs 1 $2.74 $1.00 $1.74 ---

Amount in italics represent printed coupons. Those numbers that are not reflect digital coupons that were loaded to my Shoprite loyalty card.

Van's coupons can be found here!

May 11 Shopping Trips

I made an extra trip to the stores this Friday. I redeemed a $20.00 gift card at Whole Foods Market from Ibotta and used it to purchase our Mother's Day meal. My family eats a lot of cheese so I picked up another block of cheese at Costco. Next month I will put 2 blocks on the list to avoid the extra trip.

May 8 Shopping Trips

Another Tuesday and I am off to the stores. I've shopped earlier in the week this month, taking advantage of the sales and coupons. Earlier this year I missed out on getting free toothbrushes because by the time I shopped on Friday the selection was picked over. I had the maximum 4 coupons for Shoprite but was only able to use 2 of them after finding the toothbrushes mixed in with other brands.

I spent $31.06 at Aldi

I spent $33.72 at Shoprite.

The laundry detergent was FREE. Shoprite had it on sale for $1.99. With a 2 $1.00 clipped coupons and 2 $1.00 digital coupons, I paid nothing! Also, I earned $5.70 on the detergent, Veggie Fries, and hotdogs.

I spent $1.50 on food and $14.92 on Household/Personal Care products.

April 30 & May 1 Shopping Trips

This month has started off with a large portion of the grocery budget spent. However, that was planned when I ran out of staples at the same time. I also took advantage of The Fresh Market's Chuck & Chicken $2.99 Tuesdays to stock up on meat. Our nearest Fresh Market is a 20 minute drive so I decided to go to Costco on Monday, April 30. Leaving the 4 stores for Tuesday.

I spent $76.28 at Costco

I spent $39.11 at The Fresh Market:

  • 5 lbs. of Ground Beef
  • 5 lbs. of Chicken
  • Coconut
  • 1/2 of deli ham
  • .33 lb. Sweet Trail Mix

I spent $58.79 at Aldi

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I spent $57.12 at Shoprite

I spent $18.12 at Trader Joe's

Totals So Far...

Store | Trip 1 (04/30-05/01) | Trip 2 (05/11)|Trip 3 (05/18)|Trip 4 (05/25)
------------- | -------|-|-----|---|----|
Costco |$76.28|$4.99|
Aldi |$58.79|$31.06|$34.63|$27.43
Shoprite |$57.12|$33.72|$35.41|$37.43+2.98+6.51
Whole Foods ||$7.59||$1.20
Target ||$14.96|$18.14
The Fresh Market|$39.11|
Trader Joe's|$18.71|$4.98|$23.48
Dollar Tree Store|$2.00

**Projected Monthly BUDGET: $500.00
FINAL SPENT: $538.02