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I got 3 of the jars of peanut butter (HyVee brand), 3# of ground beef, 1 head of iceberg lettuce and 2 pie pumpkins for a total of $15.60.
I wanted to share a few details with you:
The pumpkins were 2 for $3 and had a great variety of sizes. I weighed a few and some were 2.5 pounds and some were almost 5 pounds (the ones I got). That made them about $.30 a pound!!! Yes, one is already roasting in my crock pot like I shared HERE.
Now, for the ground beef. It was 80% lean and a three pound pack for $5.97. Compare this to the 85% lean three pound pack for $10.49!! That is $1.50 more a pound for a 5% difference. I am cheap (I know, shocker!) and won’t pay that extra $4.50 for that 2.4 ounces of extra meat.
The ground beef is simmering with onions in the skillet right now – it will turn into sloppy joes, lasagna and chili over the next 2 weeks. I would have gotten MORE of the ground beef but still have a voucher that will let me get 10 pounds for $19.99 — so no worries.
Peanut butter. (sigh). It’s a staple at our house and slated for a HUGE price increase due to the failing peanut crops this year. The jars I got were store brand, but 56 ounces for $1.98. Compared to their 3 pack bundle of Peter Pan for $3.99 has 48 ounces (three 16 ounce jars) — so you get LESS for twice the price. I MIGHT have to go back, break the budget and get a few more jars for this price…it’s a great deal and it would let me make my peanut butter fudge for the holiday gifts.
Now — the monthly budget:
– 6.83 Copps 10/1
$93.17 to go
– $2 lunch at Lake Mills Fall Fest
– $18.24 HyVee 10/6
$72.93 to go
-$2.30 for Walgreen’s (10/7)
-$17.84 Sentry (10/6)
$52.79 to go
-$2.00 McDonald’s (2 sweet teas…)
-$11.50 Red Robin (a night out with my girlfriends!)
-$3.20 Dollar General (gallon of milk)
$36.09 to go.
-$8.72 for Copp’s today (10/19)
$27.37 to go
$15.60 from HyVee today (10/20)
$11.77 to go
Just enough for some milk, bread and produce yet this month! I’m cutting it close…….