Okay - two more grocery bills. One was a March 31 last minute run to the grocery store before class. Remember the first rule of grocery shopping on a budget - DON'T SHOP WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY. Ugh. More on that in a bit. I spent $46.67 at the store, but $17.87 was paper products and household products, which means I spent $28.80 on food. I also had $2.58 in gas receipt coupons, so that brought the total down to $26.22. Now, the problem with shopping hungry is that I spent $2.33 on cut up vegetables with dip. So essentially I spent $2.33 on what amounts to one carrot and one stalk of celery. I could buy pounds of either carrots or celery with that much money!! But I was soo hungry, and they looked so ... green. And orange. Stupid.
March 31 Real Grocery Bill:
It was a bit of a stock up trip too. Cheez Whiz was on sale for half price at one store in town, so I had to get a few jars of that.
Cheez Whiz - 3 jars x $2.77
Bologna (lunches, pre-packaged and not from the deli counter) - $3.79 / 500gr
Carrots and celery from the lazy counter - $2.33
12 pack Dr Pepper - $4.99
Apple Juice - $1.89 (see - hungry and thirsty - this is premium apple juice here)
Calabrese buns from the bakery - 6 for $1.69
PC wheat Tortillas - $2.49
Mr. Noodle in a cup - $0.69
Man, that is so depressing when I write it all down, and it looks so little!
April 4, 2009 - the kid trip
Milk, 4 litres - $3.97
The Extras (kid induced):
Yop x3 - $0.97 each, total $2.91
McCain Frozen Pizza - $2.99 (Okay, so I didn't complain too much over this one - easy lunch!)
Ice cream, mint chip in case you're wondering - at least it was on sale - $1.88
Dill Pickle potato chips - $1.27
Plain tortilla chips - $2.96
Tortilla wraps (wow, we eat a lot of these) - $1.99
Okay - the good news is, I see the 50 cent difference in prices for the same product at two different stores! I guess I'll pay more attention to how much my tortillas cost, since apparently they're a staple in my house. Yes, I know - where's my price book? Where's my pantry stocker list? I guess I'll have to pay more attention to prices and quantities now!