Monday, November 8, 2010

Shopping WOAHS

I went grocery shopping this weekend. I only spent $15. Would you like to know what I got? Of course you would :D
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 head of green lettuce
  • 3 or 4 apples
  • 1 bag of brown sugar
  • 1 gallon of milk
  • 1 8-pack of turkey hot dogs
  • 2 canisters of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 15-16 chicken legs (can't wait to fry them)
  • 1 frozen juice concentrate
  • 1 box of margarine
And more things that I can't remember...

The point is that I have proven to be once again a most excellent shopper. I don't sacrifice quality to spend less. I just spend smart and shop around. We went to 3 different grocery stores Sat night in order to save.

One annoying thing people keep saying is, "but was it worth it in gas money?"

Then answer is yes. Think about it. The combined total of driving was less than driving out to Walmart and back. Plus we had a strategy. We just went in a circle; first Smith's, then Macey's, then Buy Low, and then we stopped at the Creamery at Wyview on the way home to pick up milk (3 gallons for $5!! What a great price).

View our shopping route in a larger map
This is a map I made of our journey. I think you'll have to zoom in to see it better.

And after comparing prices I'd just like to say to all you people who believe that Macey's is cheaper: You're Wrong, totally wrong. A thing of Oreo's at Macey's is over $4!! At Smith's it is $3.12. And at times you can even get them for $2.50. We also compared prices of other things we buy at Smith's to Macey's. Most of them were the same price or even more expensive at Macey's. Obviously some things were cheaper otherwise we wouldn't have gone there. But those were special sales that Macey's was having from the ads. So ie not normal prices.

And lastly why Smith's and Fry's are my all time favorite grocery stores: They carry Kroger store brand which is far superior to the ickiness that is Western Family.


Allan said...

You spent 15% of what?

Shirls said...

Alicia, this was such a good deal. I am so excited to do this again. =)