A big one this fortnight! Our freezer was getting empty by the start of this week, so I knew it was time to do a stock up shop. It also timed well with pays between varying contracts of mine, so yay! This one will last us a lot more than one fortnight for sure – a big stock up shop means that in future fortnights we only have to replace what has been used (or stock up on something further that is on sale).
It has been a while since I did my groceries including IGA – I actually used to do the bulk of my shopping at IGA but it got inconsistent and expensive suddenly (changes of owners, changes of staff – suddenly they’re all very very young) so I had pretty much given up on them most of this year. But they had some things I wanted on sale, so back there I went!
We have a high concentration of supermarkets in my area: 3 Woolies, 2 Coles, Aldi (though they’re not open when I do my grocery shopping so I don’t shop there, plus for other reasons such as we need consistent brands for health reasons), one IGA that is more “7-11 style” and one IGA that is more supermarket style. It’s easy for me to shop wherever I want. As always, we buy our fruit & veg from a store a few doors from us – plus if you spend $20 you get free eggs. They’re only very small ones though, and this fortnight I want a trip to the egg farm for my $10 3 dozen tray of jumbo eggs.
So, here’s what I spent at IGA: $43.56
I think the best bargain I scored was chicken drumsticks from Coles. 1.7kg of them for $3.38. They were a markdown – to be used that night or frozen. So now we have a ton of chicken drumsticks frozen at home for lazy roasts. I love roasts. The meal that needs the least attention. I plan to enjoy them a lot before it gets too hot to have the oven on!!
How much have you spent this week on groceries? Do you tend to work on a stock up/fill up/stock up style of shopping?