Feeding 5 for $150 Per Week: 3rd Week of July 2017

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Food from my in-laws: Free

We drove 5 hours north to visit my in-laws in Cleveland this past weekend, and as usual, my mother-in-law bought boatloads of food for the grandkids and sent it all home with us. We are very appreciative!

Amazon: $14.99 (and got a $14.99 credit back)

Amazon is running a promotion where you pay $14.99 to get a household essentials sample pack and get a $14.99 credit back to spend on those same household essentials. I ordered a 12-pack of Clorox toilet bowl cleaner and my credit plus part of a gift card meant it was $0 out of pocket.

If you like this idea, they have a few more similar ones, such as the Crest White Strips sample pack for $4.99 ($4.99 credit back), K-Cup sample pack for $7.99 (get $7.99 credit back), or the men’s grooming sample box for $9.99 with Gillette razor (get $9.99 back).

Kroger: $58.04

I pulled together my Clicklist on my phone while we were out of town and set the pickup for this evening. I mostly took advantage of the stock-up prices on apple juice, peanut butter,and butter,since my stockpile is getting a little low. I prefer to buy apple juice when it is $1 to $1.50, peanut butter when it is $1 or less, and butter when it is $2.50 per pound or less. I am just about out of all the butter I bought and froze around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

They sent us home with free Reese’s peanut butter cups and a Hershey bar tonight. I also completed the email survey for a bonus 50 fuel points.

Green Bean Delivery: $66.95 after bottle return credits.

I wasn’t planning on buying so much this week, but I got a $5 off our next order coupon if I spent $70, so I got some bison stew meat and my favorite Smoking Goose Uncured Bacon.  We also tried the eleven-grain bread from a local Cincinnati baker called Sixteen Bricks. It was so good and I am getting it again for sure!

Monthly goal: $600

Weekly total: $139.98

Running total: $350.12

Feeding 5 For $150 Per Week: 4th Week of June 2017

Kroger #1: $69.07

I did lots of couponing this week thanks to the Krazy Coupon Lady. Those Hefty slider bags were $0.49 each.

Aldi/Meijer: $43.51

Mom stopped at Meijer for me and got 7 Prego sauces and 4 bags of Nestle chips for $10.

Kroger #2: $79.65

This was to stock up on specific things for vacation. My little helper insisted on being a part of the picture.

Green Bean: $51.61

Set it up and forgot to take a picture, but we got bison, chicken, Hartzler Dairy milk, and some veggies.

Betcha’ thought we would go over budget for the month after hitting four stores this week;)!

Monthly goal: $600

Weekly total: $243.84

End of month total: $600.78

Feeding 5 For $150 Per Week: 2nd Week of June 2017

Green Bean Delivery: $ 45.65

Of course I set everything up and forgot to take a picture! $10 in milk bottle return credits were deducted to get the final price.

We feel like we are still getting a bit too much food, so we are trying the U Pick option through Green Bean this week.

This week we had:
1 Each Onion, Vidalia-Organic $1.18
5 Each Nectarine, White $5.45
4 Each Kiwi-Organic $3.04
1 1-1.25 lb. Squash, Green&Yellow-Melon Acres $2.69
1 2 lb. Tomatoes, 2 lb. Roma-Organic $3.99
1 Each Lime-Organic $0.89
1 7-9 oz. Mushrooms, Portobello-Organic $3.99
1 Each Mango, Kent-Organic $2.49
1 Each Onion, Red-Organic $1.49
1 1 lb. Strawberries-Organic $3.99
1 5 oz. Spinach, Baby-Organic $3.99
1 1/2 lb. Mushrooms, Baby Bella-Organic $3.69
Produce Total $36.88
2 1/2 Gallon Hartzler’s Milk, Whole $13.78
1 32 oz. Organic Valley Half & Half, 32 oz.-$4.99

Kroger Trip One: $47.22

Did you score the All detergent for $0.49?

Trip 2: $20

(The Mister bought beer and soy milk and iced tea before family came to visit).

Monthly goal: $600

Weekly total: $112.87

Running total: $239.99

Feeding 5 For $150 Per Week: 1st Week of June 2017

Kroger: $75.54

My husband stopped and got soy milk and Clif bars for $18, so that isn’t pictured, but the total for all is above. He is going through more Clif bars as he goes through extra hockey practices in preparation for Nationals next week.

Green Bean Delivery: $51.58

Monthly goal: $600

Weekly total: $127.12

End of Month total: $127.12


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Feeding Five For $150 Per Week: Last Week of May 2017

Kroger: $74.80

Aldi: $46.66

Monthly goal: $600

Weekly total: $121.46

End of Month total: $593.10


Feeding 5 For $150 Per Week: 2nd Week of May 2017

Green Bean: $60.63

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mushrooms, onions,  mandarins, zucchini, blueberries, asparagus, tomatoes,pineapple, kiwi,strawberries,  Smoking Goose bacon, 3 half-gallons Hartzler Dairy milk

Kroger: $132.18

We had a small cookout for family only for our son’s birthday this weekend, and my in-laws were in town with us for 4 days. We bought extra regular food, beer, and party food.

Monthly goal: $600

Weekly total: $192.81

Running total: $337.73