Last week was an odd grocery shopping week. Not only am I trying to get the most bang for my buck with two stores offering significant weekly deals currently. But, I also needed to do my every two months or so visit to a third grocery store for the three items they carry that nobody else does (plus one sale item). At Stop & Shop, I need to spend $50 before coupons to get $5 off plus a free item. This week’s free item was the bottled water. I don’t usually buy it, and we use it only rarely, but I’m not turning it down either. The final total for the stuff in the picture was $43.39.
I’m going to Wegman’s again later in the week (to use the week 2 coupons) so I loaded those items I could buy at either store into the Wegman’s app so I could compare prices while I was at Stop & Shop. I really appreciate that the app gives you the prices, but I really don’t like that I can’t find a complete list anywhere of what’s on sale. I’ll do a full Wegman’s review after my four weeks of intro offers are completed. But, while I was at Stop & Shop I compared 5 items, all of which were cheaper at Wegman’s. Now, none were on sale at Stop & Shop while three were on sale at Wegman’s; I don’t know what their regular prices are, but two weren’t on sale. That being said, milk and bananas were exactly the same so it’s better to buy them at Stop & Shop and get the gas points (or BJs and get the cash back!). Also, I got bread cheaper at Stop & Shop (and I’m not super brand loyal). And, there were a few items that I wanted that Wegman’s doesn’t carry so I bought those too.
For anyone who’s keeping track, I think the Monday posts are getting too long. So, I’m only going to post the upcoming week’s menu once a month (give or take). If I get too many comments otherwise I can do it more often again.