The Real Cost of Groceries In Ottawa - Saved 38% - Feb 14



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:
Ragu Pasta Sauce $2 - PM $1 x 4 = $4 - Saved $4
Smucker's Jam $4.28 - Sale $2.98 - $1 Coupon = $1.98 x 4 = $7.92 - Saved $9.20
Purina Cat Chow $8.28 - Sale $5.94 - $2 Coupon = $3.94 - Saved $4.34
No Name Canned Tomatoes $1.10 - Sale $0.98 x 4 = $3.92 - Saved $0.48
Arm + Hammer Baking Soda $1.48 - PM $1 - Saved $0.48
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1.98 - PM $1 x 4 = $4 - Saved $3.92
Diet Coke 2L $1.98 - PM $1 x 4 = $4 - Saved $3.92
Side Kicks $1.68 - PM $1 x 4 = $4 - Saved $2.72
No Name Cottage Cheese $2.98
Chapman's Ice Cream $3.78 - Sale $2.98 x 2 = $5.96 - Saved $1.60
Avocados bag of 6 $3.99 - Sale $2.98 - Saved $1.01
No Name Mushrooms $3.98
Grape Tomatoes Pint $3.48 - PM $1 x2 = $2 - Saved $4.96
Dole Garden Salad $2.98 - PM $1 x2 = $2 - Saved $3.96
Whole Pineapples $2.99 - PM $1 x2 = $2 - Saved $3.98
Broccoli $2.98 - PM $1.66 x 3 = $4.98 - Saved $3.96
Whole Chicken $3.08 - Sale $1.98/lb x 5.91lbs = $11.70 - Saved $6.50
Bakery Buns 18pk $5
Old Mill Bread $1.68 x 2 = $3.36
Old Mill English Muffins $1.47 - Sale $1 x 3 = $3 - Saved $1.41
Pepperoni $10
Secret Deodorant 2pk $7.99 - Sale $4 - Saved $3.99
Dove Shampoo $4.98 - PM $2.77 - $1 Coupon = $1.77 x 4 = $7.08 - Saved $12.84

Costco:
Cheestrings 40s $11.99 - Saved $3.70
Deli Ham 750g $9.89 - Saved $2.61
Natrel Cream 1L $1.95 x 2 = $3.90 - Saved $2.86
Onion Hummus 482gx2 $6.49 - Saved $4.69
Lean Ground Pork $2.42/lb x 5.31lbs = $12.85 - Saved $7.75
Kirkland Pro Bio Yogurt 24s $5.99 - Saved $4.45
Kirkland Marble Cheese 1.15kg $11.99 - Saved $2.96
Philly Cream Cheese 3pk $5.89 - Saved $3.05
Eggs XL 18s $3.79 - Saved $0.71




This Trip:
Total Value:  $285.99
Total Spent:  $176.58
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Total Saved: $109.41 = 38%


February Totals:
Total Value:  $788.83
Total Spent:  $437.65
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Total Saved: $351.18 = 45%


Me vs Ottawa Monthly Totals:
Ave Ottawa Monthly Budget: $868
Spent:  $437.65
Remaining:  $430.35

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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