February 8

My Grocery Haul for February

Hey everyone,

I was ramen noodles for a while because I didn’t have any other food.

So, I decided to go grocery shopping last Thursday (February 1st).

I increased my budget to $120 since I wasn’t eating out as much as I used to.

I paid $117 out of my $120 budget.

Here are pictures of what I bought:

Here are some deals I scored on:

  • 99 cent jars of pasta
  • $4 for a 3 pound bag of Mandarins
  • Mini pizzas for $1
  • Buy One Get One Free Nathan’s Hotdogs
  • 88 cent boxes of pasta
  • $1 boxes of Pillsbury cake mix
  • $2.50 refrigerated cinnamon roll dough

Here are meals I plan on doing this month:

  • Jambalaya
  • Chili
  • Pasta with veggies and sauce
  • Hotdog night
  • Pancake and oatmeal night

Let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

January 11

My Grocery Haul for January

Hey everyone,

I started to run out of food in my house.

So, it was time for me to go grocery shopping again.

This month is a very busy month.

So, I did my shopping through Kroger’s ClickList again.

I had better luck with it this time.

They were only out of the salsa I wanted.

It’s not a big deal to me because the salsa was going to be for a snack.

If I run out, I can get another bottle at the dollar store.

Here is what I got:

Here are some deals I scored on:

  • 99 cents for 6.6 oz bag of Goldfish crackers
  • 2.50 for a 32 oz tub of organic vanilla yogurt
  • 2.88 for a 20.6 oz box of Red Baron Pizza (which will be great for weekends)
  • 2.50 for 64 fl oz Kroger brand Almond milk
  • 5.99 for a 5 pound bag of Mandarins
  • 5.39 for a 64 oz container of peanut butter
  • 1.00 for a 12 oz bag of frozen vegetables

Here are some meals I plan on making this month:

  • Ramen noodle bowl with vegetables
  • Homemade vegetable soup
  • Pizza night on the weekend (with the frozen pizzas I mentioned earlier)

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

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December 5

My Grocery Haul For December

Hey everyone,

I started running out of food in my house and it was beginning of the month.

So this weekend, I decided to go grocery shopping (so I wasn’t tempted to eat junk food and eat out more than I should).

Below are pictures of what I’ve got:

I budgeted for $100 and spent $84.

Here are some deals I got:

  • 5 pound bag of apples for $3
  • $2.34 for a big tub of yogurt
  • Box of bran flakes for $2
  • 99 cent jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 16 ounce bags of frozen vegetables for $1 each

Here are some meals I plan on making this month:

  • Chicken fajita burritoes
  • Ramen noodle bowls with soy sauce and veggies
  • Homemade chili macaroni

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

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November 10

My Grocery Haul

Hey everyone,

I ran out of food in my house at the end of the week.

So, it was time for me to go grocery shopping again.

I did all of my shopping online and picked up it.

You can check out that experience through the link below:

My Experience Using Kroger’s ClickList

Below is everything I got:

As you can see, I didn’t buy as much as usual.

I still had a lot of pasta and noodles left and am finishing them out.

I bought more breakfast and lunch items (and snacks).

Here are some deals I scored on:

  • $4 for a five pound bag of apples
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts for $2 per pound
  • 12 ounce bags of frozen vegetables for $1 each
  • 32 ounce Vanilla Greek Yogurt tubs for $2 each
  • 10 ounce bags of tortilla chips for $1.25 each

Here’s what I plan on doing this month for meals:

  • Noodle bowls
  • Chili (I had supplies left over from last month)

How much did I spend on this grocery haul?

$87

I spent $13 less than what I budgeted.

I’m pleased with that.

Please share with me your grocery haul.

I will not be posting again until Monday.

Thank You and Have A Great Weekend

Millennial Buddy

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November 9

My Experience Using Kroger’s ClickList

 

DISCLAIMER: I am not afilliated with Kroger nor their ClickList program. I am not being compensated for this review. This is my review and personal opinion of my experience using Kroger’s ClickList program.

Hey everyone,

I ran out of groceries in my house and had to buy food for a church party and Thanksgiving.

So, I went grocery shopping over the weekend.

One of my favorite grocery stores, Kroger, had a lot of items on sale last week

When I was on their website, I noticed that they had a new feature at their store.

It’s called ClickList.

With this feature, you can order grocery items online without having to go inside the store.

I decided to give it a try.

Here’s how the ordering online part worked:

  • I went to www.kroger.com
  • I signed in to my Kroger account (I already had an account from using their card to put coupons on it).
  • Once I got in, I found ClickList (I double checked to see if my store did that program or not).
  • I reserved a time and day for me to pickup the order.
  • I typed in items I had on the grocery list I made and put them in my cart.
  • Once I got done shopping, I checked out.
  • They sent me an email confirmation that my order was being processed and what day and time I was supposed to go and pickup.

Here’s how the pick up part worked:

  • I went to Kroger within the 1 hour period I was supposed to be there to pick up my order.
  • I parked in the designated ClickList parking area.
  • I called the number in front of the area I parked and told them I was there.
  • 10 minutes later, a manager/trainer and a bagger came out.
  • The manager/trainer reviewed the order I made online and told me what they had to substitute (the person also asked if I had coupons or not).
  • The manager/trainer asked if I was satisfied with my order.
  • The bagger put the items in my car.
  • The manager/trainer and bagger told me to take survey to get extra fuel points to use at their gas station.
  • They charged my card once I left.

Here are pictures of my experience with ClickList:

This is what I liked about ClickList:

  • It saved me time. I liked that I got to order everything off of my grocery list without having to spend time shopping in the store and finding out where items in the store are.
  • The feature showed me prices on items, so I knew how much I was putting in my cart.
  • I made a few errors on the order and they let me fix those mistakes (because it was the day before I had to pickup the order).
  • They had employees that put the groceries in the car for me. I didn’t have to put them in the car.
  • They give you an hour time window to pick your items up.

This is what I didn’t like about ClickList:

  • It only accepts customers who have debit and credit cards. If I would have lost my debit or credit cards, I wouldn’t be able to use this feature.
  • I didn’t like the substitution feature. If they ran out of a certain item, I might get a similar item I didn’t like (e.g. I ordered Kroger plain toasted oats cereal and all they had was the honey nut kind.)
  • You have to pay attention to how many items you’re putting in your cart. I made a mistake of putting in 8 of a certain item when I wanted 4 of that certain item. Thankfully, they gave me time to correct the item. If it was same day, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.
  • I wasn’t a big fan of the $5 convenience fee, but it saved me a lot of time that I would have lost if I went inside the store (10 minutes vs. 1-2 hours in the store).

Would I use this feature again?

  • I will. But next time, I will not use the substitution feature. It was easier than spending 3 hours grocery shopping at 3-4 stores.

Please share with me your experience of ordering groceries online and picking them up at your local grocery store.

Tomorrow, I will share my grocery haul with you all.

Thank You and Have A Nice Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

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October 19

My grocery haul for October

Hey everyone,

The weekend before last weekend, I ran out of food at my house.

So, it was time for me to go grocery shopping again.

I grocery shop once a month (it’s easier for me and saves me money).

This haul is different than other hauls I have done this year because I have decided to start eating healthier.

I went to three grocery stores.

Below are pictures of what I got:

Here are some deals I scored on:

-99 cent 5 pound bags of potatoes

-$2 almond milk

-88 cent 16 ounce boxes of whole wheat pasta

-$1 bags of frozen vegetables

-$2 boxes of frozen fruit bars

-$1 cans of soup

How much did I spend on this haul?

Around $90

What meals do I plan on making from this haul?

-Homemade vegetable soup

-Pasta medley (Pasta mixed with a sauce and a veggie)

-Black bean burritoes

Please let me if you have any ideas on what I can do for affordable and healthy meals.

I will share on a later post who I save money on groceries each month.

Share this post if you enjoyed it.

Thank You and God Bless You

Millennial Buddy

 

 

 

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