Mondays with Mavis – How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month

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A strange thing happened at the Boston airport {besides the part about the HH deciding we had to be there 6 hours before our flight was due to take off}. I made a grocery list. A really, really long grocery list.

Idle hands, and sleep deprivation do not go well together.

Here are the groceries we purchased when we came home from our vacation to Boston.

safeway gallon milk jugs

Safeway – $5.38

Our flight from Boston arrived around 10pm and on the way home the HH pulled into Safeway and grabbed 2 gallons of milk for the next morning.

winco shopping trip

Winco – $88.33

Winco sent out $10 off a $50 purchase postcard coupons last week to Washington and Oregon residents with Winco stores in their area. Plus there was an additional $10 off $50 coupon available to print on the Winco website as well.

winco shopping trip fresh vegetables

Here is a close up of all the goodness. In case you don’t know already, Winco has a great bulk foods section and their deals on produce are pretty good too. Earlier in the year we stocked up on bulk spices and oats so this time around we bough mostly fruits and vegetables and  a couple of canned goods.

oroweat bakery outlet

Orowaet Bakery Outlet – $10

Our next stop was to the Oroweat Bakery Outlet. If you’ve never been to a bakery outlet, you should totally find one in your area and stop by. We picked up 5 packages of bagels, 3 loaves of bread, 2 bags of rolls, English muffins and a box of dounuts for Monkey Boy all for $10. Not to shabby if you ask me!

costco shopping trip

Costco – $159.61

Holy crap. What is wrong with Mavis?

We went to Costco. I have no excuse. We needed stuff.

So, as you can see, clearly I’ve lost my mind. We spent $263.32 this past week and we stocked not only the refrigerator with yummyness, but the pantry and freezer as well.

Sometimes you just have to live it up. Will we make it to the end of the year on a grocery budget of $100 a month? Hmm. That would work out to $1.14 a day for a family of four for the rest of the year. So, not likely. But you know what? Life is short, and I don’t want to waste anymore of it clipping coupons for products we don’t want to eat.

I’m not sure what our grocery tally will look like at the end of the year, but I will continue to save where I can.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, wake up everyday and make it count!

~Mavis

Total Spent This Week $263.32
Total Spent This Year $910.87
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $781.98 {I bought a Meyer Lemon Tree, Rhubarb crowns, 6 Fruit Trees , 15 yards of soil}, Walla Walla Onions and 90 pounds of seed potatoesPlus, supplies to make my own potting soil.

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Shopping with Mavis – Oroweat Bakery Outlet

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This morning I was in Puyallup so I decided to swing by the Oroweat Bakery Outlet to see if I could use my last $10 Sharing Spree certificates I picked up over the summer. This deal is currently not available but I will totally let you know as soon as it is available again.  You can count on it.

If you have never been to a bakery outlet before, you are seriously wasting your dough by paying full price for bread, rolls, pizza crusts, and a bunch of other crackalicious stuff.

As soon as I walk in I immediately head to the manager special section to see what items have been marked down to $1.  The selection ALWAYS varies, but today these were some seriously awesome deals.

I was able to pick up

  • {4} packages of Potato Rolls 24 count
  • 3 loafs Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 loaf of White Bread {Gross, but it’s Monkey Boy’s Favorite}
  • 2 Double Packages of Boboli Pizza Crust and Sauce {for a total of 4 crusts}

The total for all of this would have been $10 {I had a certificate so mine order was free}.  Personally, I think $10 for all that bread is a stinkin’ hot deal.  I’m not sure why more people don’t shop at bakery outlets more often.

Once I double bag the bread and toss it in the freezer, we should have enough to last us through the end of the year.  Yee- Haw!  I LOVE saving money!

Have you ever been to a bakery outlet before?

What is your favorite thing to buy there?

~Mavis

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{Extended} Oroweat Bread Outlet – $10 Voucher for Only $5 {10 Northwest Locations}

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This deal has been extended!

Sharing Spree is offering a $10 voucher to Northwest Oroweat Outlet stores for only $5.

I love this deal! 

If you live the in the Pacific Northwest and buy bread, hurry and grab this deal before it sells out!   You can use these certificates at these 10 Washington locations: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kennewick, Kent, Puyallup, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Tacoma, and Yakima.

Here’s How to Get the Deal
Step 1 – Create a Sharing Spree account.
Step 2 – Purchase the deal here: $10 voucher to Northwest Oroweat Outlet stores for only $5.

Here is one of my Oroweat shopping trips from earlier this summer.  This Oroweat Bread Outlet – $10 Voucher for Only $5  is such a great deal I will be getting it again this time around!!!

Fine print: May purchase up to 5 per person. May Purchase additional as gifts. Limit one voucher per 24 hour period. May redeem beginning 8/27/12. Good for bread purchases only including Oroweat, Entenmanns, Thomas, Boboli, Marinela and Tia Rosa. In store purchases only. Please choose your location at check out. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. No change given. No cash value. Entire voucher must be used in one visit. Print voucher or display on smartphone or tablet. Expires 12/27/12, subject to state laws and regulations.

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Oroweat Bread Outlet – $10 Voucher for Only $5 {10 Northwest Locations}

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Wahooooo!

Sharing Spree is offering a $10 voucher to Northwest Oroweat Outlet stores for only $5.

I love this deal! 

If you live the in the Pacific Northwest and buy bread, hurry and grab this deal before it sells out!   You can use these certificates at these 10 Washington locations: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kennewick, Kent, Puyallup, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Tacoma, and Yakima.

Here’s How to Get the Deal
Step 1 – Create a Sharing Spree account.
Step 2 – Purchase the deal here: $10 voucher to Northwest Oroweat Outlet stores for only $5.

Here is one of my Oroweat shopping trips from earlier this summer.  This Oroweat Bread Outlet – $10 Voucher for Only $5  is such a great deal I will be getting it again this time around!!!

Fine print: May purchase up to 5 per person. May Purchase additional as gifts. Limit one voucher per 24 hour period. May redeem beginning 8/27/12. Good for bread purchases only including Oroweat, Entenmanns, Thomas, Boboli, Marinela and Tia Rosa. In store purchases only. Please choose your location at check out. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. No change given. No cash value. Entire voucher must be used in one visit. Print voucher or display on smartphone or tablet. Expires 12/27/12, subject to state laws and regulations.

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How to Feed Your Family For $100 a Month Oroweat Bakery Outlet – Tacoma, Washington

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School is right around the corner so I figured now was as good a time as any to load the freezers with bread.

About 25% of the stock in the store $1.00.  Everything else is about half of retail.  And since I was planning on freezing everything we purchased, it didn’t matter to me if the expiration date on the bread was only 2 or 3 days away.

 

I handed the kids each a voucher for $10, worth and let them pick out whatever they wanted {as long as it was only $1.00}.  Monkey Boy choose 8 loaves of white {barf} bread and 2 boxes of doughnuts.

The Girl Who Thinks She’s A Bird choose 9 bags of bagels and 1 package of English Muffins.

Jeeezzz, you’d think white bread and bagels were like gold in my house {actually they are}.  I thought it was hilarious they each decided to stock up on their favorite thing.

I however was very diplomatic.  I choose 6 large bags of whole wheat bread {for the family} 8 packages of Thomas English muffins {these were bulk packages and there are more hiding behind the ones you see} and 1 package of stupid Crustini rolls {I think it’s just a fancy way of saying hamburger buns}.

If I was stocking up for myself, I would have chosen 10 boxes of delicious chocolate covered doughnuts and hid them in the back of my closet {but moms don’t get to do stuff like that}.

I seriously cannot believe there wasn’t a line out the door for this store.  $1.00 loaves of bread?  C’mon.  Does it get any better than that?

This is shaping up to be a great week for my grocery budget.  All I’ve spent so far this week is $.84 tax on some paper towels. Wahoooo! I love saving money.

How are YOU doing on your grocery budget this week?

Are you over, or under so far?

~ Mavis

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How to Save a Ton of Dough – Oroweat Bakery Outlet

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Last week I splurged and purchased 2 of the Sharing Spree $5 for $10 Oroweat Outlet Store deals.  The deal is no longer available, but I basically paid $10 out of pocket for a $20 store credit.  Well yesterday, Monkey Boy and The Girl and I redeemed the credit.

This was our first time a the Oroweat Bakery Outlet. We could not believe the selection that was available!

We were able to get

  • 8 dozen bagels
  • 7 loaves of bread
  • 3 bags of sandwich thins {which I would never normally buy because I think they are dumb}
  • 2 boxes of doughnuts {1 box is MIA thanks to the HH running off with it}

All of this bread for only $10. That’s only $.50 per package! Ummm I may not be a rocket scientist or anything, but I think I saved a ton of dough on this deal.  And the next time an offer like this comes around on Sharing Spree, I’ll be buying again.

Have YOU ever been to a bakery outlet before?  Are the deals always this good?  Holy crap!  What have I been missing all these years?

 

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