So Saturday I posted this picture on Facebook...
mentioning I spent less that $160.00 for almost a month's worth of groceries and I started getting questions on where I get things, how I do it...etc.
So...I am here to tell you how I do it!
With that said here are some of the deals I snagged this month...
Organic milk, $0.99 per half gallon (normally running between $3.49-$3.99/half gallon) Completely not price related but fat free organic milk is so much creamier than ordinary skim milk...amazing!
Organic Juice boxes, $1.19/case ($3.99 at target)...lunch box item for us
GoGo Squeez pack, $0.99/box (normally $3.59)...for lunch boxes
Pad Thai noodle bowl, $0.99 (regularly $3.49)
Corn Chowder Recipe. Yum!
1. Rentown, 1533 3rd Rd, Bremen (I get cheese and lunch meats from here...and sometimes they have awesome butter prices!)
2. Rite Choice, 1303 E. Market St, Nappanee (This is where I get yogurt for uber cheap. I also get juice, gucacamole, eggs, and random things)
3. Dented Can, 25743 SR 119, Goshen (starbucks!, canned goods, cereals)
4. E & S, 1265 North State Road 5, Shipshewana (So.much.stuff!...yogurt, butter, meats, noodles, fruits, rice, cleaning products)
5.Forks County Line Store, 7900 W 310 N, Shipshewana (cereals, dairy products, meats, frozen goods)
6. Forks County Line Store, 508 E Warren St, Middlebury (cereals, dairy products, meats, frozen goods)
7. Aunt Millie's Bread Outlet, 206 W. Ireland Rd, South Bend (bread, buns, bagels)
I found lots of meat today at these stores but often I'll go to a butcher for meats. Butcher's I like are:
These are discount grocery stores where, from what I can gather and what I have learned, they buy bulk foods all Auction style from places like Sam's and other locations. Like if a product says "new!" on the packaging but it isn't new anymore then it gets sold to one of these places.
Please know that these places do sell outdated products too. So check labels! Some things I am okay with being a little outdated, other things, no way. It's all up to you.
As I mentioned before I have $148.47 left in my budget. I will divide that money by 4 weeks (some months it has to be 5 weeks and then it kind of gets dicey! This month it will give me $37.11 a week. With this I will buy milk, oj, fresh produce, and if I find some amazing deal along the way at a local supermarket then I can try to free up some of the leftover money to stock up.
So that's how I do it. I hope that that helps with your grocery shopping adventures! And for pete's sake if you have any questions, please let me know :) I'm just one Momma happy to help other Momma's!