Grocery Geek Presents: Fruit Loot

This week I only went to one store. But, I took ALL SIX KIDS. So, I think I get extra points for that. Don’t you?

The kids did great. It helped that I made my expectations of their behavior very clear as well as the consequences. Losing your half hour of computer time can be a major bummer in the summer. I was really proud of them; everyone was so helpful as we managed two carts through our local market. Here’s what we nabbed:

6 loaves of clearanced bread $0.99 each
a cherry pie $1.99
butter $2/# (not the best deal around, but I didn’t want to make a trip to Costco just for butter)
eggs $1.39/dozen
yogurt $2
cheddar $1.99/#
organic lemonade after sale and coupon $0.75
cherry tomatoes $1.50
apples $0.88/#
cilantro $0.33
cukes $0.69 each
avocados $0.99
nectarines and peaches $0.49/#
pineapple $1.50 each
red bell peppers $0.77 each
romas $0.88/#
watermelon $1.50 each!
serrano peppers $0.19 for 4 chiles
strawberries $1.25/#
onions $0.77/#
bananas $0.69/#

Total for pictured: $54.22

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I like the picture. Were you haning from the light when you took it? Just some fun. 🙂

    You go great for you family.

  2. Katie @ goodLife {eats} says:

    Hurray for you! We got some great fruit and veggie deals as well this week (at Sunflower Market)

    Blueberries 99 cents each
    Strawberries 88 cents/#
    Whole Pineapple 99 cents each
    Red, Yellow, Orange Bell Peppers 4/$5
    Avocado 88 cents each
    Apples 89 cents/#
    Spinach buy 1 get 1 free (organic girl brand)

    I like to shop on Wednesdays at Sunflower Market because it is double ad day. You can the past week's ad and the new week's ad on the same day.

  3. FishMama says:

    Anon, I think I must just have long arms. 😉

    Katie, Sunflower sounds like it must be like the store I went to. They have double ad day, too. You did a great job. Pineapple for a buck? Wow! I'm going to check out your watermelon lemonade since I have so many melons now.

  4. What a haul!

  5. Melissa says:

    Wow, those are great prices? What store did you shop at?

  6. OK-you know you're in southern ca when you can get produce at prices like that!!! I'm jealous-very nice job!

  7. Shannon says:

    I love double ad Wednesdays!
    FYI: The peaches last year dropped to 3# for $1. That is when I really stock up and freeze bags at a time.

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