So, most of you know that my Harris Teeter is closed, and that I did a LOT of my shopping there. In an effort to help my grocery budget (and yours), I am going to work on a price book this summer.
I still have several stores to choose from: Food Lion, BI-LO, Lowes Foods, Sam’s Club, Aldi, Galaxy, Walmart, and Target (smaller store). (Clearly during the school year, I don’t have time to shop at all of these. I need to choose one or two to be my main stores.)
Here is my plan. (You can follow along and do the same thing with your stores!) I plan to visit at least one store per week and look at tons of price points. I will record regular prices on the items I buy most often. That way I can get a feel for which store will make my best everyday store. In the meantime, I will also try to record any great sale prices I see at those stores in the coming weeks. I can’t promise regular updates (like on a certain day of the week), but I will update you with my price list for each store as I make it.
I grouped some foods together, so it will really end up at closer to 50 items. I also plan on pricing as many organic options as I can find while I am searching.
Here are the 30 items we buy most often in no particular order:
Fresh produce (especially lettuce and salad items)
Fresh Fruit (especially bananas, pears, apples, and watermelon)
White Bread (hubby)
Boneless Skinless Chicken breast (prefer fresh)
Tortilla Chips (gluten free chips)
Cheddar Cheese (block or shredded)
Ranch Dressing and Thousand Island Dressing
Steak (ribeye, strip steak, or other on sale steak)
Lunch Meat (prefer gluten free)
Nuts (Almonds and Cashews)
Bacon (prefer nitrate free)
Baby Back Ribs
Drinks (bottled water, soda, juice)
If I can get a good grip on these grocery items, I might move on to household items like cat litter and cleaning supplies which I also bought at Harris Teeter.
I would love for you to join me. Your first step is make your list of items. What are your top 30 or 40 or 50 items you buy at the grocery store? Make your list and choose a store to shop at this week! Record all the regular and sale prices of the items on your list.
Let’s do this together to save money!!