Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Cost of Groceries

Tyler over at Titus 2: 3-5, who hails from Canada, wants to know what we spend on groceries. I happen to have my receipt from Waldbaum's, one of the groceries at which I shop here on Long Island, New York. (You don't live 'in' Long Island. You live 'on' it. If you were in'd be buried.)

I bought a lot of stuff on sale, with coupons, and I got $114.27 worth for $61.80. I bought some Campbell's microwaveable bowls really cheap. Usually, they run about 2.39 each. Ouch--ridiculous! But...they were on sale for 1.33, and I had a bunch of coupons for 75 cents off two. So they ended up being about 58 cents each. I probably did the math wrong (Tyler did some great math converting Canadian gas prices to Americanese--I'm not that good), but I know I saved a ton.

It was a lucky weekend because the paper guy put extra coupon circulars in the paper. Don't you love it when that happens?

Okay, some regular prices--I bought most of these on sale:

Totino's Pizza Rolls (large) 4.99 (I paid $3 minus a coupon)

Coffeemate Liquid Creamer 2.99 ($2 on sale)

Head of Broccoli 2.99 (1.50 on sale)
Head of Cauliflower 2.99 (1.50 on sale)

Lemon--79 cents

Sorrento Mozzarella (16 oz) 6.49--double OUCH but it was BOGO so a good deal. And hey, this is an Italian family...we NEEEED Mozzarella!

I can also tell you that avocadoes are up to about $2 each now. I didn't buy any this week, but a few weeks ago they were $1 each, so I mushed up a few, mixed 'em with lime juice and froze them for future guacamole.

I'm sorry I don't have a lot to tell you about. I've been playing "The Grocery Game" for several years now and have a good stockpile, so I don't buy many 'individual' items at the grocery.

Do you want to tell us what groceries cost by you? Here's the link to Tyler's site:


KayleighJeanne said...

My husband is from Long Island originally. One of the other differences is he always says he is going to get "on line" at the store, not in line. We tease back and forth about how to say it correctly.

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE with your Chihuahua.. has NOTHING to do with the fact that I own one myself!! (sorry tried to post a pic but it didn't work!)

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Wow, I can't believe you got your groceries for almost half off! Man, I gotta get more savvy about this. Thank-you so much for joining in! :) Have a fantastic week!

Bobbie said...

You do so well with the coupons! I try... but dont see the kind of savings that you do. Very impressive.