Grocery Shopping on a Budget

I’m lucky to live two miles from a Price Rite. Price Rite is so magically inexpensive, I always feel like I’m going overboard and the bill is rarely over $20.  To keep prices down, the store has simple shelving, limited brands, no free grocery bags (I prefer to bring reusable bags anyway).

Here’s what I bought today, which combined with our pantry and freezer, will be the basis of many meals for two:

  • 2 large heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe
  • 4 cubanel peppers
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 6 limes
  • 1 lb dried great northern beans
  • 1 lb dried chick peas
  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 1 lb white rice
  • 1 package 6″ flour tortillas
  • 1 package 8″ flour tortillas

and the total was… $14.86

What are your favorite places to shop when you’re on a budget?

2 thoughts on “Grocery Shopping on a Budget”

  1. Dang, I wish I could score stuff that cheap up here.

    It’s like when I visit my parents in Arizona, I’m addicted to the local Hispanic grocery store chain (Ranch Market), since everything there that could possibly be used in Mexican cooking is high quality and crazy cheap (like pretty much any dried peppers for well under $1/lb).

    I need to find a way to get more Mexicans to move up here…

  2. My parents used to bring back awesome Mexican groceries from AZ, but they’ve seen many of the same products at Price Rite – I think the farthest north they are in the northeast is MA, sadly. I do love the dried pepper and spice selection.

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