As of late, I only shop every other week, as its just how it works out with my hubby’s pay schedule. So needless to say, I have to shop for 2 weeks of food(for a family of 4…two being teens) and I have to find the absolute best bargains. Today I didn’t drive down to the dairy and get my raw milk, but typically that is our big, necessary splurge at $7/gal. Yes it is pricey but worth it when its the only milk my youngest son and I can drink and its so much healthier! (I will be heading down asap though…gotta have my milk)
Anyway, I shopped at Aldi first today, finding some amazing deals. Eggs for 99cents/dozen, organic bananas for $1.19/bunch, a pineapple for 99cents, 3lbs of yellow onions for 69cents and 3lbs of golden delicious apples for $1.79…well those are what just comes to mind at the moment, but you get the idea. Oh, I even found organic tomato sauce in the discount bin for 59cents a can! Woohoo! I don’t buy everything at Aldi, but I always buy something(ok several somethings) there and like I pointed out, their bargain bin is a must to check out. They dont always have things I want, but when they do and its a good chunk of a discount, I will buy all or almost all of the clearanced item! My thought is, Always Stock Up when the price is low! Here are a few more of my bargains from Aldi…
Cream of Mushroom Soup @59cents, Mayo @$1.95, Neufchatel cream cheese @99cents and Peanut Butter @$1.69.
Not a bad haul at all!
Now, for my big shopping…I won’t go into all the details but I did score some great deals, using manufacturer coupons, store coupons, sales & just shopping for what I needed. For this I headed to HEB in Burleson. Its a bit of a drive, but its worth it.
They have bulk bins and it is awesome! I usually buy rice, quinoa, granola, nuts and seeds in bulk because its soooo much cheaper. (Quinoa@2.77, granola @1.82, flax seed @33cents (something which I normally pay $4 for if prepackaged,) and rice @69cents.) The beauty is you only buy what you need and still get a great savings.
Now, as for my other items, I got chicken breasts (boneless/skinless) for $1.99/lb, 5lbs russet (Texas) potatoes $1.85, pork chorizo $1, canned Del Monte pasta sauce 76cents/24oz, Strawberries $1.44/lb and fresh sweet corn 4/$1.
This is just a quick rundown and by no means ALL of what I bought…that would take a Long time to write, but its a good idea of what can be bought this week, for a good price. Hope this is a help to someone, or at least a tad interesting to ya.
HAVE AN AWESOME DAY!