GROCERY SHOPPING TRIP CHALLENGE *UPDATE*

30 Jun

Yesterday I challenged myself to get all the items on my grocery list for $20 and it was a huge list!

So the question was, “Could I purchase all the items on my list with only $20?”

The answer: NO 😦

I tried but it didn’t quite work out. I did however find a few items in stock that I had rainchecks for so that kind of upped my total…

Here’s my grocery list from yesterday:

GROCERY LIST

  1. 10 lb bag chicken leg quarters (.39/lb)
  2. 1 gallon 2% milk ($1.79)
  3. 3 lb of extra lean ground beef ($1.99/lb)
  4. 2 Dial body wash (travel sz – .97 ea)
  5. 8 ears of corn (8/$1)
  6. 3 pints of strawberries (.77/ea)
  7. 2 lb of green chiles (3lb/.99)
  8. 2 heads of lettuce (3/$1)
  9. 3lb of bananas (3lb/.99)
  10. 2lb roma tomatoes (4lb/.99)
  11. 2lb mexican squash (3lb/.99)
  12. 1lb limes (5lb/.99)
  13. 1lb loose carrots (4lb/.99)
  14. 24ct pk of tortillas ($2.49)
  15. 2 doz eggs (?)
  16. 1 loaf of bread (?)
  17. 2 pks of stayfree pads ($2.99 ea)
  18. 1 can alpo dog food (?)
  19. 3 simply o.j. ($1 ea)
  20. 5 cases (12pk) of coke (5/$10)
  21. 2 coffeemate creamers (?)
  22. 1 revlon eyelash curler ($3.03)
  23. 6 candy bars (.50 ea)
  24. 3 bags of mahatma rice ($1 ea)
  25. 3 minute maid frozen novelties ($1 ea)
  26. 3 huggies wipes (.99 ea w/raincheck)
  27. 3 cans of chefboyardee ravioli (.69 ea)
  28. 1 pk of oscar mayer hot dogs ($1.49)
  29. 1 box (4ct) of klondike choco tacos ($2.19)
  30. 2 hefty onezip bags ($1.19 ea)
  31. 2 country time lemonades (.99 ea)
  32. 2 pks of tic tacs ($1 ea)
  33. 2 bags of marshmallows ($1 ea)
  34. 2 8oz pks of kroger cheese ($1.50 ea)
  35. 2 bags of boulder BBQ chips ($1.67 ea)
  36. 2 cases (24pk) of arrowhead water ($1.97 ea w/raincheck)
  37. 2 bags of goldfish grahams ($1 ea w/raincheck)
  38. 2 john freida full repair products ($5.50 ea)
  39. 1 4pk of angel soft toilet paper ($1.29)

Here’s the list of groceries I actually purchased:

UPDATED GROCERY LIST

  1. 6 ears of corn
  2. 2 heads of lettuce
  3. 3lb of fuji apples
  4. 5lb of bananas
  5. 2lb of gray squash
  6. 1lb of green chiles
  7. 24ct pack of tortillas
  8. 1 loaf of bread
  9. 2 doz large eggs
  10. 10lb bag of chicken leg quarters
  11. 6 packs of huggies wipes
  12. 6 simply oj
  13. 2 gallons of 2% milk
  14. 6 bottles of nivea happy sensation lotion
  15. 3 cans of chefboyardee ravioli
  16. 2 bags of marshmallows
  17. 2 cases (24pk) of arrowhead water
  18. 5 cases (12pk) of coke
  19. 2 bags of boulder chips
  20. 2 hefty onezip freezer bags
  21. 2 bottles of coffeemate creamer
  22. 3 boxes of minute maid frozen novelties
  23. 3 bags of mahatma rice
  24. 1 4ct of angel soft toilet paper
  25. 6 candy bars (3 muskateers)
  26. 1 revlon eyelash curler
  27. 2 8oz pks of kroger cheese
  28. 3 pks of tic tacs

TOTAL COST: $24.66

Out of Stock items:

  1. strawberries
  2. dial bw
  3. goldfish grahams
  4. john freida full repair
  5. roma tomatoes
  6. loose carrots
  7. limes

I didn’t purchase the following because I would have went over on mega items (have to purchase in sets of 10):

  1. oscar mayer hot dogs
  2. klondike choco tacos
  3. 2 country time lemonades

The following I just completely forgot to get:

  1. alpo dog food
  2. stayfree pads (forgot the ad)
  3. extra lean ground beef

I was super happy that I found the nivea happy sensations lotion in stock (those coupons exp tomorrow!) and the huggies wipes 🙂

All in all it was a good trip and I had fun trying to see what the end total would come out to

Coupons used:

  1. (6) .50/1  huggies wipes + 1 raincheck (2 separate transactions)
  2. (6) .50/1 simply oj  (2 separate transactions)
  3. (2) $2/1 fry’s ecoupon for dairy item (1 on ea fry’s card)
  4. (6) $3/1  nivea happy sensation lotion + 1 raincheck
  5. (1) .35/3 chefboyardee ravioli
  6. (1) .20/2 kraft marshmallows
  7. (1) $1/2 peelie for arrowhead water + 1 raincheck
  8. (1) free coupon for 12 pk coke (mycokerewards), (1) $1/1 mellow yellow 12pk peelie, (1) $1/1 coke product (recyclebank), (1) $1/2 12 pk coke peelie and (2) $2/2 food city
  9. (2) $1/1 boulder chips
  10. (2) $1/1 target for hefty onezip
  11. (2) free coupons for coffeemate creamer (brew crew)
  12. (3) .50/1  minute maid frozen novelties
  13. (3) .50/1 mahatma rice
  14. (1) .55/1 angel soft toilet paper (mailed by GP)
  15. (3) .50/2 3 muskateers
  16. (1) $2/1 revlon beauty tool + (1) $2/1 revlon beauty tool target coupon (adjusted down)
  17. (1) $1/2  market pantry cheese target (for the kroger cheese)
  18. (3) .75/1 tic tacs
  19. (1) $3/1 target apology coupon (hubby went in & used it to get the 2 doz eggs for 18¢ haha)

*Please note that when I say that it was done in 2 separate transactions, I mean that hubby was with me and he purchased 3 and I purchased 3 in the same trip since I’m a stickler for following the fry’s coupon policy of doubling only 3 like q (under $1) per transaction…Really helps out when I want to get more than 3 but I don’t want to make a second trip during the week

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