How Not To Use a Grocery List – Week 29

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Grocery shopping? I’m game! Here’s how I did this week:

What was on the list?

  • Strawberries
  • Green Giant Veggie Chips
  • Vlassic Pickles
  • Chex Mix
  • Hot Dogs
  • Prune Juice
  • Larabar
  • Ocean Spray Juice
  • Prunes
  • Ball Park Hot Dog Buns

What did I come home with?

  • Chex Mix
  • Green Giant Veggie Chips
  • Larabar
  • Ocean Spray Juice
  • Vlassic Pickles
  • Prune Juice
  • Ketchup
  • Trash Bags
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries
  • Hot Dog Buns
  • Frozen Corn
  • Hot Dogs

What was thrown out this week:

  • 2 bananas that went really brown really fast

Anything from the garden?

  • 3 yellow squash
  • Around 30 tomatoes (waiting in the sun room until ripe)
  • 1 cucumber

How much did I save this week?

$34.78… which is 52.51%… not too bad… I even got a Larabar for free. It was nice seeing that everything I bought this week was on sale.

What did you throw out this week?

~Emme

How Not To Use a Grocery List – Week 28

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Grocery shopping? I’m game! Here’s how I did this week:

What was on the list?

  • Heavy  Cream
  • Seedless Watermelon
  • Sour Cream
  • Helluva Good Dip
  • Born Free Milk
  • Bananas
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Birds Eye Vegetables
  • Evol Burrito
  • Glutino Bagels
  • Vadalia Onions

What did I come home with?

  • Glutino Bagel Chips
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon
  • Broccoli
  • Bok Choy
  • Romaine
  • Vadalia Onions
  • Birds Eye Vegetables
  • Helluva Good Dip
  • Sour Cream
  • Heavy Cream
  • Milk

What was thrown out this week:

  • Nothing

Anything from the garden?

  • 4 yellow squash
  • 1 zucchini squash
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 9 cherry tomatoes

How much did I save this week?

$17.30… which is 30.60%… not too bad. There were some lovely vegetables that I could just to pass up that were not on sale.

What did you throw out this week?

~Emme

How Not To Use a Grocery List – Week 27

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Grocery shopping? I’m game! Here’s how I did this week:

What was on the list?

  • Milk
  • Frozen Chicken
  • Rotel
  • Carrots
  • Maruchan Yakisoba
  • Air Wick Air Freshener
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt

What did I come home with?

  • Yogurt
  • Maruchan Yakisoba
  • Air Wick Air Freshener
  • Rotel
  • Bananas
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Chicken

What was thrown out this week:

  • 3 bags of frozen unknown chicken things I found in the freezer… no idea what they were
  • 1 leftover dinner I froze. It smelled bad when it thawed

How much did I save this week?

$42.21… which is 48.06%… not too bad… Why the Maruchan Yakisoba? With the sale they were on and the coupons I had I paid $0.18 for 2 packages that went to the food bank. The Air Wick was a money maker for me this week and buy buying the 2 that were on sale and using my coupon I made a little over $0.40. I did go to 2 stores: Harris Teeter and BJ’s.

What did you throw out this week?

~Emme

Questions Answered – Week 25

Who makes the best coffee around?

Michelle at Pops.

If you ever find yourself at pops, have breakfast (they serve it all day) and make sure to have Michelle’s double brew.

It is amazing and worth getting out of bed for…

… every Saturday morning for some.

Who makes your favorite cup of coffee?

~Emme

How Not To Use a Grocery List – Week 25

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Grocery shopping? I’m game! Here’s how I did this week:

What was on the list?

  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Salsa
  • Velveeta
  • Ball Park Lean
  • Minute Steamers Brown & White Rice
  • Segrams Ginger Ale
  • Heluva Good
  • Ken’s Dressing
  • Chicken
  • Bananas
  • Mayo

What did I come home with?

  • Ken’s Dressing
  • Salsa
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Bananas
  • Mangos
  • Carrots
  • Hot-dog buns
  • Fudgescicles
  • Minute Rice Steamers – Brown & White
  • Heluva Good
  • Velveeta
  • Ball Park Lean
  • Tortillas
  • Segrams Ginger Ale

What was thrown out this week:

  • Old Cheese sauce… how did this not get eaten?

How much did I save this week?

$32.50… which is 46.10%… not too bad… I hope to do better next week, but we are running low on chicken breast in the freezer so we might have to buy some no matter what it costs this week. Yikes!

What did you throw out this week?

~Emme