Friday, December 23, 2011

Publix: Dairy and veggies

Staying on an $80 budget usually means that I end up shopping at several stores to get the best deals. This strategy works for me most weeks, when I shop during the week while others are at work or school. But during holiday weeks, this strategy backfires. The stores are too crowded, and it's just too time-consuming to stop at multiple stores.

I had a request to pick up some Chobani yogurt for my out-of-town guests, so I stopped by Publix to get it. While I was there, I bought some other dairy items as well as vegetables. I'd usually by dairy items at ALDI and vegetables at Western Beef or a produce store. But since I didn't have time to make multiple stops, I got these items at Publix - and ended up paying through the nose!

Oh, well. I have stayed well below my budget of $80 per week for the year to feed a family of five, so I think one high-priced trip won't hurt too much.

Here's what I got:

4 Chobani yogurt @ 3/$4.00 = $5.34
- 3 $0.30/1 Chobani Greek Yogurt printable
$1/4 Chobani Yogurt Cups Target printable
=  $3.44 for four, or 86¢ each

2 green onion bunches @ 2/$1.00 = $1.00
1.19 lb eggplant @ $1.69/lb = $2.01
1 bag salad peppers @ $3.99
1 tray zucchini @ $1.50
2 Publix cottage cheese @ $3.19 = $6.38

Total spent: $18.32
Saved: $3.95

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