This was a Kroger and a Sprouts run combined.
I picked up some pricey items this week. The organic chicken was 6.99 a pound. So far, this is the best price I have found for organic chicken. Most of the stores carry it for 8.99/lb. Oh, how I miss the days of $1.66/lb bulk store brand chicken! Chicken has become a rare treat around here! We have a freezer full of beef from 'cow sharing', but try to only have beef once or twice a week.
I also bought organic vanilla extract and organic almond extract. Those were a pretty penny each even on sale and with coupons.
The cheese is not organic. It is sargento brand. I have a very hard time buying the organic cheese. I cut back on a lot of things around here (chicken for one!) but we do eat a lot of cheese. If I buy strictly organic cheese, I wouldn't be able to purchase even a quarter of what I do now. I am sure less dairy would be a good thing, but for now, I'm not willing to cut that back. I think we'll lighten up on the cheese as summer hits, but while it is still cold outside, we eat a lot of foods with warm, gooey cheese on top!
Budget - $100/week
TOTAL SPENT - 134.24
total saved with coupons this week- $19.79
Total for February so far - $167.45