So I overdid it a little. I couldn’t pass up some deals for donations. Double coupons at HyVee, and some great SuperSaver deals, along with my regular weekly needs, bumped me over. But I’m not sweating, because I know a lot of it went to help a lot of people.
Super Saver: Despite the cashier entry snafu, this was a great trip. Whole wheat Ritz for 1.44, Kraft shredded and bar cheeses .97, marked down turkey tenderloin and pork tenderloin, can vegs .38, can pasta sauce .63. Total for food $41.36.
Target: Gold N Plump chicken breasts 5.69 – $3 Target stickers – $1.50 manuf coupon = 1.19 each (4-5 breasts in each pack). MP pasta and sauce $1 each – $1/2 Target coupons = .50 each for food pantry. Total for food $4.38.
No Frills: Deal of the Day: 6-pack ActII popcorn FF just .78! Roberts yogurts 3/$1 – .30, bananas .19/#, PM ice cream 1.49, PM pasta .88. Total for food $15.57.
Aldi: Milks 2.26/gallon on 4/28. Cereal 1.49, fruit bars 1.49, bologna .99, strawberries .99, a little this and that. Total for food $36.46.
HyVee: Hormel chili FREE, Jolly Time popcorn .50, more ice cream, Mrs. Dash, and a freezer meal for “those” nights. Total for food $7.60.
Bag N Save: Bl/sl chicken breasts 4.49 (1.36/#), Banquet boneless breaded chicken 2.49, Roberts sour cream .80, sommadis, sommadat. Total for food $12.74.
Total this week: $118.11, which puts my monthly total just for food at $354.02 — Woah! A little over the budget, and well above my “self imposed” budget for this month. HOWEVER! I am happy to report that a big chunk of that went toward donations for Project Hope and Scouting for Food. I also cleaned out my own pantry and donated a bunch of stuff. So, if I had to guess, I’d say I did come in around $300 for my family.
What I have for the coming weeks: Lots of everything we need. Variety, volume, and versatility. I’m looking for new ways to put together some of the things I have, and I’m hoping the weather will clear up now that I have time to grill.
To see how I put these provisions together into menu plans, check out my Menu Plan Monday posts each week.