First trip of the month and something shocking happened.
I went over budget.
Hold your gasps, friends. It was only by $1.20 and I had a perfectly good reason. I did it all for the chicken.
If you’re doing a protein heavy diet, you know how that can strain your wallet. Meats don’t come cheap. So when my Kroger had Tyson Chicken Breasts for $1.77 a pound, I nearly lost my mind. For starters, Tyson’s chicken breasts are usually in the $3.99 a pound range. Way out of my price range. The Kroger brand chicken breasts are more my style, and even those are usually $1.99. I had to stock up on that price friendly chicken, ya’ll. And you know what? I would do it again.
I’ll make it up next week. Promise.
- Beef Stir Fry, 1lb-$5.62.
- Blueberries, pint (4)-$10. These were $2.50 a piece, down from $3.
- Chuck Beef Roast, 1.5 lb-$7.13.
- Haribo Gummy Bears-$0. Free Friday Download *Digital Coupon.*
- Kraft Dressing (2)-$2.98. In store sale, $1.49 each down from $3.29.
- Kroger Canned Tomatoes (2)-$1.06.
- Peaches, 1.36 lb-$2.43.
- Pecorino Romano Cheese-$3.49.
- Red Gold Chile Tomatoes-.95.
- Romaine Lettuce, .61 lb-.79.
- Tomatoes on the Vine, 2.17lb-$1.91.
- Tyson Chicken Breast, 15 lb -$28.56. Saved $35.8. More than the chicken cost. I swoon.
- Vidal Onions, 1.45 lb-$1.28.
Total Budget: $65
Total Spent: $ 66.20
Total Saved: $44.81
Deducted from Next Trip:$1.20
Have you had to make a tough choice when it comes to stocking up on staple foods? Any great shopping strategies? Share them in the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!