The Real Cost of Groceries In Ottawa - Saved 48% - Feb 1


In an effort to share how much I actually save in groceries - I am tracking all my grocery purchases and showing value vs cost.

This trip I shopped at Real Canadian Superstore and Costco.  The Costco items I compared to the current prices for comparable items at RCSS.

RCSS:
Pine Sol Cleaner $4.98 - PM $3.49 - Saved $1.49
Primo Pasta Sauce $2.28 - PM $0.99 x 4 = $3.96 - Saved $5.16
French's Ketchup $3.99 - PM $2.99 x2 = $5.98 - Saved $2
Allen's Apple Juice $2.98 - PM $2 - $1 Coupon = $1 x4 = $4 - Saved $7.92
NN Pasta $1.28 - Multibuy Sale $1 x 6 = $6 - 1000 PC Points = $5 - Saved $2.68
PC Whole Grain Mustard $1.88 - 200 PC Points = $1.68 - Saved $0.20
Reese Puffs Cereal $9.29 - Sale 3.98 x 4 = $15.92 - Saved $21.24
Club House Ranch Dips $1.28 - PM $0.99 x 4 = $3.96 - Saved $1.16
Triscuit Crackers $2.98 - PM $1.98 x 4 = $7.92- 1600 PC Points= $6.32 - Saved $5.60
Diet Coke 24s $9.28 - Sale $6.35 - Saved $2.93
Fruite Reduced Sugar Peach Juice $1.98 - PM $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 - Saved $1.98
Cake Decorating Pearls $4.99 - Sale $0.66 x 4 = $2.56 - Saved $17.40
Cauliflower $3.48 - PM $1.97 x2 = $3.94 - Saved $3.02
Avocados bag of 6 $3.99 - PM $2.48 - Saved $1.51
Heirloom Carrots 1lb $1.98
Green Seedless Grapes $6.82/lb - PM $1.67/lb x $1.86lbs = $3.11 - Saved $9.58
Celery $3.98 - PM $1.97 - Saved $2.01
Radish Bunches $1.48 - PM $0.88 x2 = $1.76 - Saved $1.20
Royal Gala Apples $2.48/lb - Sale $1.27/lb x $1.36lb = $1.73 - 200 PC Points = $1.53 - Saved $1.84
Asian Pears $1.98lb - PM $0.98lb x 2.2lb = $2.16 - Saved $2.19
Pears $1.98/lb - PM $1.48/lb x 1.79lbs = $2.65 - Saved $0.89
Red Peppers $3.98lb - PM $1.97/lb x 1.49lb = $2.93 - 200 PC Points = $2.73 - Saved $3.20
Beefsteak Tomatoes $1.98/lb x 1.5lbs = $2.97
PC Bacon $6.28 - Sale $3.98 x 4 = $15.92 - Saved $9.20
Chicken Breast $7.25lb - PM $3.99/lb x 10.68lb = $42.61 - Saved $34.82
10000 PC Points for Spending $100+ - Saved $10


Costco:
Naan 12pk $3.39 - Saved $1.29
Parmesan Cheese 680g $14.99 - Saved $13.70
Natrel Cream 1L $1.95 x2 = $3.90 - Saved $2.86
Kirkland Marble Cheese 1.15kg $11.99 - Saved $2.96
Sugar 4kg $3.79 - Saved $0.17
Kirkland Popcorn 44pk $13.49 - Saved $21.62
Kirkland Peanuts 2.5lbs $8.99 - Saved $8.39
Blackberries 1.5 pint $3.99 - Saved $4.98
Cheestrings 40pk $11.99 - Saved $3.70
Fresh Beef Tortellini 1.5kg $9.99 - Saved $3.95
Romaine 6pk $3.99 - Saved $1.99
Milk $4.29 - Saved $0.10
Dempsters Bread 3pk $5.99 - Saved $0.85
Boneless Pork Loin Chops $2.26/lb x 7.04lbs = $15.91 - $3 Sale = $12.91 - Saved $34.18
Bananas 3lbs $1.59 - Saved $0.12
Mini Cukes $4.99 - Saved $0.98
Eggs XL 18s $3.79 - Saved $0.71



This Trip:
Total Value:  $502.84
Total Spent:  $261.07
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Total Saved: $241.77 = 48%


February Totals:
Total Value:  $502.84
Total Spent:  $261.07
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Total Saved: $241.77 = 48%

Me vs Ottawa Monthly Totals:
Ave Ottawa Monthly Budget: $868
Spent:  $261.07
Remaining:  $606.93

If you're wondering why I'm tracking and sharing my family's food spending - you need to read Basic Food Costs For Ottawa - HERE.





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