Happy July... and I am off to Costco with $100.00 to spend. That's it and not a penny more. This month I left enough wiggle room on my list for granola bars and other snacks for camp lunches. The 2 additional items did not send me over my budget because I adjust my list's total, shown below, as I shop.
What I spent my money on and why...
Greek Yogurt: We eat this as a snack. It is a great source of protein and low in sugar.
Frozen Blueberries: I use them in my oatmeal and toppings for french toast, waffles, or pancakes.
Frozen Pineapple: This is my go to snack and I use them in smoothies.
Dave's Killer Bread: My husband and I use this for toast and sandwiches. Also, I toast the ends for breadcrumbs.
Goldfish: Used as snacks for the kid's lunches year round.
Chips: Used for snacks, lunches, and dinners when we are eating rice and beans.
Organic Spinach: Used in salads, sauteed as a side dish, and in veggie burgers.
Ciabbata: When I make pasta we eat one loaf and I freeze the rest for later. There are 6 loaves in a bag.
Almonds: Used for snacks and salads.
Cheese: Sliced for sandwiches and snacks. Shredded for tacos.
Organic Strawberries: We eat these as snacks, in smoothies, and as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or french toast.
- Nature's Bakery Fig Bars: I wanted a portable snack for the kids' lunches while at camp.
- Hippea, Organic Chickpea Puffs: Ok, this one was unexpected. But after trying a sample and saw the sale price I was hooked.
July Costco Price Comparison
The price comparison is based on the lowest price found at the stores I currently shop at. Check out how the prices at your local stores compare to Costco here.
|Product||Qty.||Size||Costco Price||Store||Price||Costco Savings|
|Greek Yogurt||2||2 pk. (32 oz. ea.)||$5.99||Aldi||(4 @ $3.49)$13.96||$1.98|
|Frozen Pineapple||1||5 lb. Bag||$8.39||Trader Joe's||5 @ $1.79||$0.56|
|Frozen Organic Blueberries||1||3 lb.||$8.59||Trader Joe's||$2.99 (12 oz.)||$3.37|
|Roasted Almonds||1||40 oz.||$11.59||Aldi||$5.49/14.75 oz.||$3.30|
|Dave's Killer Bread||1||2 loaves||$7.99||ShopRite||$5.29||$2.59|
|Sharp Cheddar Cheese||1||2 lb.||$4.79||Aldi||$1.69 (8 oz. block)||$1.97|
|Organic Spinach||1||16 oz.||$4.49||ShopRite||$4.99||$0.50|
|Organic Tortilla Chips||1||40 oz.||$4.99||Aldi||$1.99 (11 oz.)||$2.25|
|Ciabatta Demi Loaves||1||48 oz. (6 ct.)||$4.99||ShopRite||$3.99 (16 oz. loaf)||$6.98|
|Organic Strawberries||1||2 lb.||$6.49||Whole Foods Market||✓$2.99/lb.||-$0.51|
|Nature's Baker Figs Bars||1||36 bars||$11.39||ShopRite||6 for $11.28||-$0.11|
|Goldfish||1||58 oz.||$8.79||Target||$7.49 (30 oz.)||$5.69|
|Hippea||1||18 oz.||✓$4.99||Target||$2.99 (4 oz.)||$8.47|
|Yearly Savings Subtotal (based on this list)||$444.48|
|Yearly Savings (based on this list)||$384.48|