I have not shopped in 2 weeks due to planning for our vacation and then being gone for 5 days…then the massive laundry & cleaning upon my return.
Last night I tried my best to put a list together to shop. Poor planning, impatience, and just not being in the mood to shop ended in frustration and overspending I just want all my readers to know, I have my weeks too where I spend ALOT. I like to stay around $30, including groceries, HBA, Diapers & wipes. As you can see, I went over a tad….ok ALOT!
My first trip was Publix. It was wonderful. Nice & quiet. Followed my list, used lots of coupons! I did decent there. Spent $23 and saved $98!
2 packs of strawberries
2 Tubs of coolwhip (yay I found the peelies)
2 bags of carrots
2 pounds of bananas
12 bags of shredded cheese
2 packs of sandwich cheese
2 packs of Oscar Mayer Bacon
2 boxes of frosted Cheerios
1 box of Prevacid
2 bags of Stacy’s Pita Chips
1 pack of Hummus (my splurge!)
2 boxes of Ritz Crackerfuls
10 bags of steamfresh veggies
2 bottles of Kens Dressing
2 Loaves of Publix Bread
I then headed to Walmart……..walking in I knew it would be bad. There were about 8 lanes open….ALL of them ended in the clothing department… No lie, each line was at least 8 carts long–I was wishing I had my phone so I could take a pic. I have NEVER seen it that bad —- Easter shopping maybe? Or, is it always like this???-I avoid Walmart because..I overspend and often buy things I don’t need. Thankfully, this trip I only purchased what I needed–because after my hour at Publix, a quick stop at Winn Dixie & Walgreens, I was exhausted(it was 10pm) so I stuck to what I NEEDED.
Here’s what I got: ground beef, a brisket, 3lb bag of chicken, 3 cartons of 18ct eggs, Toilet paper, 2 bags of pretzels, Welchs Juice, 2 gallons of milk, soup, creamer, baby wash, popcorn shrimp, peanut butter, more bananas (we eat alot of bananas)
Total Spent $50. ACK! Im getting back on track TODAY! Already started clipping for Mondays Publix sales!
So, tell me– What are your thoughts on Walmart? Love it or hate it?