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First time shopping at Winco

June 4th, 2012 at 11:29 am

Winco just opened up here a few months ago but unfortunately it's on the other side of town, about a 20 minute drive. I had coupons for the buffet at the hotel next to Winco though, so we figured we would make a morning out of it. The four of us went out to breakfast, which ended up being free (coupons for dh and me and the kids we automatically free)and then we went to Winco and I was completely blown away by there prices. If it was closer to home I would do all my shopping there. Here are just a few things that I got:

.98- 12 pks. shasta cola
1.99-24 case of water
1.48- 2 lb. strawberries
.99- tortilla chips
3.98-20pk. coca-cola
.48-hot dogs
1.28-artichokes(never seen them this cheaper, ever)
.98-ground beef
3.98-3lb. bag boneless skinless chicken breast
3.98-1 lb. shrimp
2.48-1 lb. tilapia
2.49- 1 lb. roast beef lunch meat

I also stocked up on other things such as peanut butter, syrup,fresh veggies, butter, cereal, juice, eggs, ect. but can't remember the prices off the top of my head. Overall we spent $125.00, and since it wasn't in our budget this week, we had to take it out of what we had in our savings but I'm ok with that because A) we used it for something we needed instead of throwing it away at the casino, and B)we used cash instead of sticking it on the credit card. I should have plenty of groceries now to get me through the next two weeks. All I should need next week is milk, bread, and some pull-ups, so I'm going to try and put
fifty dollars from the next paycheck back into savings instead of buying more food.

Other than that, the only thing we spent money on this weekend was beer, margarita mix, and charcoal to bbq at home, but that came out of our weekly spending money.

5 Responses to “First time shopping at Winco”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    I love Winco....it's my favorite place to shop for staples....ours also has a great bulk foods section too.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds great! We don't have a Winco around here.

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    There's one opening in a now empty (former dept) store. But we already have plenty of big (fairly competitive) grocery stores, two Trader Joes, a Smart & Final and some of the new Fresh & Easy (smaller groceries). Not to mention a CostCo and Sam's further down the road. So I wasn't planning to even bother. Sheesh. Maybe we will anyway.

  4. gattaca Says:

    I really miss shopping at Winco, particularly the bulk food section.

  5. lilmama Says:

    Hmmm, I didn't even make it to the bulk food section. I'll have to make sure to check it out next time.

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