Last night, I went to Henry's Farmers Market to get most of the groceries required for this week. I got lots of great produce and a couple indulgence items (we don't normally get these, but they were a great price). I got Drew a couple of things for a treat - grapefruit juice and all-fruit Popsicles; and I got a some orange juice for me. But the best deal of the night goes to eggs - organic, free range brown eggs, to be more exact. They were marked down to 2 dozen for $4, I had a coupon, making them $1 a dozen. When they rang up at the register, I found out the regular price is $4.99 a dozen - what a GREAT deal! The grand total was $21.38! Not bad for most of the week's grocery needs.
Tonight, we stopped by Walgreen's and CVS to get some great deals and ended up buying bread, jell-o, Chex mix, 4 packages of Life Saver Gummies, and a pack of Reese's Pieces. The total for these items was $8.99.
This brings me to TODAY'S TIP: Think outside the grocery store for grocery items. You can often find basic grocery needs at places like the drug store and the dollar store. Often you can combine a manufacturer's coupon and a drugstore coupon to increase your savings.
UPDATE: On Sunday, we had to stop by Ralph's to get a couple items for Sunday night's dinner. While we were there we got some items for Week 2. I separated out the items and the total for items for Sunday's dinner was $9.90.
Grand Total for the week's groceries: $40.27. Not bad.