For my first grocery trip I went to Giant where I spent a total of $64.46 on 32 items.
1345 Park Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
Steak-umm burgers were buy one get one free ($7.99). So, about $4 for each 2lb package or roughly $2/lb.
I decided to buy some more flounder. This 2 lb bag of frozen fillets cost $5.99.
Hillshire Farm Kielbasa was also buy one get one ($4.39) about $2.20 each.
After going against my better judgement and buying the Gwaltney ‘sausauges’ I had a real craving for genuine ‘beef’ hot dogs. These Ball Park Beef Franks were buy one get one ($4.49) or about $2.25 each.
I bought a package of mushrooms (packages of mushrooms are generally 8 oz.) for $1.99. I try not to spend more than this on (button) mushrooms.
I bought a loaf of Giant Rye Bread for $2.
Selected varieties of Pepperidge Farm Breads were on sale Buy One, Get One. I went with the Oatmeal and paid about $2 a loaf ($3.99 for two loaves).
I bought a package (27.5 oz) of La Banderita Corn Tortillas for $1.50.
I bought a 2lb bag of Giant Brown Rice for $1.99.
Giant Eggs were Buy One, Get One. About a buck per dozen ($1.99 for two).
This Maekrua Oyster Sauce looked tasty and I decided to try it. It cost me $1.99 (300ml).
A little bit of Sesame Oil goes a long way! When I lived at the infamous ‘House of Madness’ in Issaquah, my roomate Jesy taught me how to make delicious fried noodles with some ramen and a few drops of sesame oil. A small bottle (5 oz) of Sun Luck Sesame Oil cost $4.59 (ouch….well it should last me for quite a while despite it’s small seeming size).
Valentina makes a very inexpensive Salsa Picante, which is a nice addition to a wing sauce collection (I looooooove Buffalo wings!). This 370ml bottle was on sale for $1.
This Giant Hot Sauce was also on sale for $1 (355ml).
I decided to try this Japanese Style Soy Sauce (Assi Brand) which was only $2.69 for a 1 liter bottle.
Sometimes I don’t like the taste of off brand soy sauces so I grabbed a small bottle (5 oz) of Kikkoman (Soy Sauce) to keep me covered; $1.29.
Strawberry Syrup (Grace) can be used for many things and is delicious over shaved ice. I paid $3.29 for a 1 liter bottle.
This was my one ‘luxury item’ haha. Ever since I went to Peru I have these occasional cravings for Inca Kola. People generally love it or hate it (it tastes like bubble gum,….and personally I looooooove it). 79 cents for a 20 oz bottle.
Canned Beans are more of an affordable convenience than an actual luxury. These Giant canned beans were on sale for 75 cents ea. This is a pretty good price (and a great time saver). I grabbed two cans of Black and one Red Kidney.
I’d really been wanting some fresh pineapple, for pizza, juice, cocktails and more. This Del Monte Gold Pineapple was on sale for $2.99 which is a pretty good price.
The most noteworthy sale was probably the fresh greens for 50 cents a pound. This is an excellent price and I’d been meaning to eat something healthy. I paid 35 cents for (.71lb) of Collards and 41 cents for (.83lb) of Kale. (Recipes forthcoming )
The cheapest way to buy carrots is usually in the large 5 lb bags. Baby carrots are certainly more convenient but if you own a juicer then this is a great way to go. This 5lb bag of (Guaranteed Value) Carrots cost me just $2.99.
Red Bell Peppers were a good price @ $1.99/lb. The one I picked weighed just over half a pound (.57lb….$1.13) and had beautiful thick walls!
Last but not least, I grabbed a 1 lb bag of (“Susie”) Key Limes for just $1.99. I have been grating at paying 2/$1 limes and to be honest the smaller size of key limes is more convenient (as I usually don’t need a whole lime).