Tuesday's Grocery Round-Up
This week’s grocery total exceeds my normal budget of $80/week. I ended up spending $128.35 between 4 stores after coupons. Before you mentally chastise me for falling off the coupon wagon, did I mention that that number includes 40 pounds of chicken?
When I was perusing the Sunday paper trying to see what was on special and matching up deals with coupons, I noticed Palmer's had a special on boneless, skinless chicken breast for $1.49/lb. Of course, that “rock bottom price” could only be had when buying 40 pounds of chicken.
That’s a lot of chicken.
I realized this when I got there and the man behind the counter asked me if I had a special order. Um, no? Since I had Emma with me, I also needed help getting to my car. A 40 lb box of chicken is heavy!
Anyway, it was worth it to go out of my way. Since the low price at my normal grocery store is $1.99/lb, the extra trip out to Palmer's would net me $20 for 40 pounds. In addition, if I use 2 pounds of chicken for 3 meals a week, I will not have to buy chicken again until October 4. Nice.
When I was at Palmer’s, I popped across the street to the Freihofer’s outlet, where I got 3 loaves of bread for $3, and 2 bags of wraps for $1.29 each. Many cities have bakery outlets -- I highly recommend trying to find one in your area for great deals on bread, rolls, and bagels. Just make sure to read the label -- many of these products are made with high fructose corn syrup.
The only other purchase of note this week is that for $24.94, I obtained ingredients with which I intend to make a year’s supply of laundry detergent and hair conditioner.
How? Stay tuned.
40 lbs of chicken before. . .