Happy Frugal Frog Friday!
I realize that Frugal Frog Friday took a bit of a sabbatical with the craziness of the holidays; however, it does not mean frugality has taken a holiday! I am still making frugality fun!
It has been a while since I have featured a grocery trip, so I thought it would be a good idea!
Chase is now eating mostly Paleo so our grocery list is full of meat, veggies, and fruits. My goal is to keep our weekly grocery trips around $50-$60 (including toiletries, paper towels, etc). My strategy for doing so is to have a loose list–meaning that food items will shift based on what is on sale.
For example, this week I had strawberries on the list, but blackberries were on sale for $.89. I am also incredibly NOT brand loyal, meaning that I will buy whatever brand is on sale!
Here is a picture of our fruit, veggies, etc.
From Left to Right: 2 pints of Grape Tomatoes, Romaine Lettuce, 2 Avocados, Pickles, Cauliflower, 4 GIANT sweet potatoes, 2 pints of blackberries, 4 Pears, Coconut milk, Basil, Chili powder, dish scrubber, Zest soap, Olive oil.
Here is the protein shot:
Ground Beef, Skinless Boneless Chicken breasts, 2 dozen eggs, lean ham.
And the grand total:
Success! However, I do need to pick up Jazz apples and bananas. The store I went to always has mushy bananas and bruised apples, so I will pick those up later–however, I should be able to keep my total under $50. YAY!
Today I also decided to see if there were any good January sales at the mall. I wandered into Yankee Candle after seeing giant 75% off signs in the windows.
I am in LOVE with Yankee Candle tarts as the tart burner I have at home is strong enough to fill our entire apartment with delicious goodness–no other candles quite compare. However, they are pricey at about $2 per tart. Not today! 🙂
2 Strawberry Buttercream Tarts
3 Christmas Cupcake Tarts
4 Maple Pancake Tarts
I then went into Ann Taylor Loft (which I have many wonderful gift cards leftover from Christmas).
I came out with 2 lovely items:
Jeans $12 (YAY!)
Cranberry Long Sleeve Shirt $15
I consider today a very successful Frugal Frog Shopping day!
Do you like grocery shopping? Do you try to meet a weekly budget? What is your favorite place to buy clothes?