Late post today as the kids have no school. Plus, it takes a bit longer when I have to total up an entire month.
Last week first. Sadly, I went grocery shopping almost everyday. It really was an inefficient week.
On Monday, I ran in to Stop & Shop to grab something for an early kid dinner plus address the milk and bananas shortages. I also took advantage of the great steak sale that was still going and picked up two more packages. Mushrooms and ice cream were also on sale. It all totaled $55.88.
On Tuesday I was near Target so I stopped there for grape juice, craisins, and granola bars. I also needed one jalapeno for dinner. They only had a bag of eight, but that was better than stopping elsewhere for one. Now we just need to have Mexican more in the next week or so. The total was $39.95.
On Wednesday I needed exactly six items (two of which weren’t food so I would not normally bring them up) so I went to Stop & Shop as it is the closest to my house. Unfortunately of those six things they only had three. And, while looking for those six things I found two items – hot dogs and cold medicine – that were months beyond their expiration date. All in all a disappointing experience. As for food, I bought onions and spinach for a total of $5.00.
So I went farther (and into rush hour traffic) to Shaw’s for the rest of what I needed at $19.59. I was rather annoyed by this and jumped right into dinner, thereby not taking pictures.
On Saturday I spent $68.04 at Wegman’s, largely to restock the milk.
My last stop this week was the farm stand. Surprise! I spent $20.52. We ate the green beans for dinner last night. The corn will go with dinner tomorrow night. That bag of broccoli will cover 2-3 meals, depending on how many people are eating. All of that is local. The pears and tomatoes are not local and will be more snack-y, spread over the week.
That brought my total to $208.98. So, inefficient but not expensive.
And now for this week. I looked at the categories by percentage last week; now for the totals.
September TOTAL: $1,387.48
- Stop & Shop: $285.54
- Wegman’s: $667.97
- BJs: $304.19
- Other: $129.78
- Local: $45.25
- Star Market/Shaw’s: $64.68
- Trader Joe’s: $0
- Target: $19.85
- Other: $0
Oof. Clearly I was making up for last month!