Friday, January 19, 2018

My $5 Pantry Building Challenge: Week #3

Last week I had $.41 left from my pantry building allotment.  I rolled it over into this week's which gave me $5.41 to spend.

As mentioned in this post, our local Sam's Club is closing and they have reduced everything in price.  We popped in there on Tuesday because I needed some salt and thought we would try there to see if they still had any.  At that point, it would have been 25% off.

They still had some so I purchased 4 boxes ...


The regular price for each was $1.46 which brought the total before taxes to $5.84. After the 25% was taken off the total was $4.36 before taxes.  Total with taxes was $4.45.  This left me $.96 to roll over into next weeks allotment.

I'll empty the salt into jars and vaccum seal them to help keep the salt fresh longer.

What about you, how did you do with your $5 pantry building challenge this week?

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16 comments:

  1. Wonderful purchase with the salt! I found boxes of Julianned Potatoes on clearance at Aldi for 79 cents each. I purchased five for my $5.00 challenge. I can use them as directed or in potato soup.

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    1. Wendy, that's a good deal on the julianned potatoes too! Isn't it amazing what can be done with $5 when it comes to stocking our pantries???

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  2. Your note about the closing of Sam’s club was timely. Yesterday I stopped by to get some gas at their gas station before it closes at the end of the month...noticed huge lines so I got in line at the store and everything was 50 percent off! Amazing for me to fall into such savings. The store had good supplies of a limited number of things, so I got six months supplies of a few items, all at 50 percent off. Amazing! I had read about the discounts on a blog a few days ago but didn’t realize our club would do the sale as well.

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    1. Yeah, Hilogene, I am so glad you were able to take advantage of your Sam's Club closing and get in on the 50% of sales. Way to use those 'pantry building eyes!'

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  3. I thought getting 3 smoked cooked hams at $3.95 was a good price last week. Well, this week I picked up 4 more @ $2.99/800g! My mom and I sliced them up into more ham steaks and shaved ham, then I packed it all up into family sized portions for the freezer. We have plenty of ham to use for several months now. Of course that comes to over $5, but worth every penny!

    I also stocked up on a few other items like, 10 tubes of toothpaste @ $0.88 each, 4 packages of bacon @ $2.50/500g pack, 6 bags of English muffins @ $0.88/6 pack, 4 boxes of cereal @ $1.88/box, and potatoes @ $2.88/10lb. Unfortunately, none of these deals,with the exception of the potatoes, fit in the $5. But I thought I'd post them anyways, as they wre all great deals, plus I used store loyalty points to get $80 in free groceries, which helped offset the cost.

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    1. Rhonda, those are some really good deals you found ... you go girl!!!

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  4. I got 10 pounds of fresh green beans for $5 at the Produce market I go to so I canned them into 7 quarts to replenish my supply and I dehydrated the leftovers into a quart jar full!!

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  5. That was a great buy on the salt. I switched us to pink salt after my husband's heart attack and had to buy more this week. Five pounds for 14.99. Ouch. But he is worth it.

    We spent 3.98 on 2 large Quaker oats, 8 cans of black eyed peas and 2 pounds of penne pasta.

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    1. Lana, you got some good deals! Is pink salt better for the heart?

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    2. It is better for your health body wide. Our natural healthcare provider recommended it because his mineral balance was so very bad after being in the coma for 10 days. I could actually see it was helping him with balancing retained fluids. It is very beneficial for those with high blood pressure. There is a lot of information about it on the web so you may want to do some research on it. I do still use Kosher salt for salting pasta water and such but we mainly use the pink salt now.

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  6. Hello Patsy,
    Oh you get such great deals, and how fortunate that your Sams store is closing down. Perfect timing for the Pantry Challenge :).
    My local Coles has the brand soy milk I use on special, I normally get 6 Litres each week for $18, but I have used my Pantry Challenge money to buy another 10 Litres. Oh it looks and feels great having that extra bit in the cupboard.
    Have a fabulous day or night where you are. It is night here, so I will say goodnight and sleep sweet :)

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    1. Rhiannon, that's one of the beauties of having a well-stocked pantry. It looks and feels!

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  7. I decided to skip shopping this week. I normally shop on Friday or Saturday. But, when I was cleaning the outside porch, I found several potatoes, a couple small squash, some onions,a cabbage, and 2 apples. When I ventured into the muddy, soggy, rain-soaked garden, I found a huge cabbage, some kale, and some boc choi (a total surprise since it was hiding behind the other stuff and not visible from the house).

    Then, the small freezer on top of the fridge in the kitchen released it's load onto my feet one too many times (it came sliding out like an avalanche again and I was doing the "freezer dance" trying to avoid the falling frozen baggies), so I cleaned that out and found a bunch of mystery items that needed using. So, I put some out to thaw and am working them into meals for the next few days.

    I am going to cruise along on the produce from the garden, what's in the fridge (quite a bit left), canned and frozen fruit, veggies and meat and the bowl of apples on the counter. There's a bit of milk left, and I mixed up some powdered milk for cooking. I also started a batch of yogurt using some starter I've had for a long time and powdered milk. I will use frozen fruit and that yogurt for smoothies this week. I soaked navy beans and used some ham bits and broth from the freezer to start ham and bean soup in the crock pot for supper. I cut up cabbage into coleslaw and will add the dressing right before I make it for winter salads a couple of times this week.

    I will save the $5 for next week, and use $10 for stocking up items.

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    1. Becky!!!! I love this, you are singing my song!!! Way to go, girl!!!

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