Today’s Grocery Run

To begin our celebration of summer (my husband Josh is a teacher, so summer is indeed a celebration), we are going on a mini-vacation/hunting trip.  This was sort of a last-minute decision, so we had very minimal funds in the budget to make this happen…  But Josh was determined that he would get us a hog, and I’m not one to discourage free bacon, so we made a way in our budget.

For the entire trip, including gas, we budgeted $150.  This is for a two and a half day stay at a friend’s ranch that is three hours away.  We are only providing one meal and our stay at the ranch will be worked off by my husband 😉

I needed to make a grocery run because we are providing breakfast on one of the days.  Also, I don’t believe in traveling with cloth diapers and frozen baby food (been there, done that, not doing it again), so I needed to pick up some of those things to make life simple.  Take a look at what I got for just $35!

vacation groceriesFrom left to right:

  • 4 loaves honey wheat bread at 67 cents per loaf (reg. $1.67)
  • Pillsbury cinnamon rolls $2 each (not on sale)
  • Sweet Home Farms granola $4.47
  • HEB Vanilla Greek Yogurt FREE with granola purchase (reg. $3.98)
  • Hill Country Fare 42-pack disposable diapers $4.98
  • HEB coffee $2.68
  • HEB digestive cookies FREE with coffee purchase (reg. $1.98)
  • HEB baby puffs $1.56 each
  • Gerber natural baby food $1.08 per 2-pack (not on sale)
  • 2.77 lbs bananas at 48 cents per pound
  • 1.5 lb bacon $8.78
  • HEB ready made sausage and biscuits FREE with bacon purchase (reg. $2.98)

With coupons and store-brand savings, I saved $19.82.  That means I got $55.51 worth of groceries for $35.69!!

Using $36 of our budget for groceries for the weekend means we still have $114 for gas and enjoying ourselves while we are gone.  Feeling pretty good about that.

 

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2 thoughts on “Today’s Grocery Run

  1. Love that you bought bacon when you all are going hunting for a hog! Lol! Good luck on your excursion and wish I was there to enjoy that delish looking breakfast!

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