This week I had to do some work in the suburbs, which meant I had a ZipCar for the day. I usually try to do some errands when I have a car, so I hit up Costco and Home Depot. It's an exciting life I lead.
I went for 2 items: printer paper and laundry detergent. I left with a whole cart of random.
-An electric kettle for my inner European. I couldn't deny the $19.99 price tag
-HUGE veggie marinara
-Organic baby greens (I have been eating salad non-stop and I cannot make a dent in the tub)
-Fage 0% (Apparently a family size is a perfect size for our me)
-6-pack of black beans
-OxyClean (NOT laundry detergent)
-Movie tickets (we went to a movie this week and I forgot them)
My advice is NOT to go down every aisle. Just make a direct line for your items. I was unsupervised and I may have had some impulse purchases, but it was A LOT better than my husband going to Costco unattended.
Usually, I just do small grocery runs throughout the week. A good strategy for editing your grocery spend is knowing you are going to have to carry it home.
Here's a look into some typical grocery haul from my favorite, Trader Joe's.
-TJ's Protein Bread (we keep a loaf in the freezer)
-Organic Chicken (this was pre-vegetarian)
-Kerrygold butter -the best
-Light Sour Cream -This has become a staple
-mini bell peppers -I hate the green ones and love mini things, so this is a dream
-honeycrisp apple-so expensive
-Pumpkin pie spice - add to anything for instant holiday flavor
-Raisin Rosemary CrispsI also order some health food products online. This works for me because I don't waste my time walking around the city in search of specific items, and it's easy to find the most competitive prices.
-Bananas -gross, not for me
-High Fiber Cereal- being camera shy
-Organic Chicken breasts
-Cilantro Jalapeno hummus
-Light Feta Cheese - I now only buy the real thing
-Bag of lettuce- being camera shy
-Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour- I love coconut flour, especially in pancakes-Barney's Almond Butter- I love a scoop in my morning oat bran-Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup- had to taste this-PB2- AMAZING!
-Jump Rope- great for travel workouts
-Mrs. Meyer's Soy Candle- I cannot get enough of this lavender scent
Where do you do your grocery shopping? Trader Joe's, Target, and Mariano's for my weekly stuff. Every couple of weeks, I go to Costco and Whole Foods.
Which Costco items do you think offer the most savings? I think the movie tickets are major value. Going to the movies here is $11.50 Each!!!!