Have you checked out Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery in Ozark, MO? In this post, I share about our recent trip there, the deals I found, and my honest thoughts on the store.
Visiting Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery
Our family met up with all of my extended family this past week in Lampe, MO for our annual week at the lake trip. On our way home, we stopped at Lambert’s Cafe in Ozark, MO for lunch.
I had mentioned this on Instagram stories and one of my followers messaged me and said we had to check out this discount store that was close to Lambert’s called Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery.
(Note: they don’t seem to have an actual website that I could find. They do have a very regularly-updated Facebook Page.)
It just so happened, that we were at the gas station right down the road when I read the message and it just so happened that we had some wiggle room in our day. So I asked Jesse if we could run into the store to check it out.
I Was So Impressed With the Deals!
Honestly, because of all of the great deals I often find at my local stores, it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to grocery deals. And when we first walked in and I looked at some of the prices, I figured that this might have a few good deals but probably most of the prices weren’t anything to get too excited about.
But then I kept looking and I started getting more and more excited. I should have known one of my followers wouldn’t steer me wrong!
I picked up a few boxes of $0.49 cookies and crackers and then a few more. Pretty soon, when I started dropping things because my arms were full, Jesse looked at me and said, “Um, I think you need to get a shopping basket.”
That was the point when I knew that I wasn’t going to make it out of this store with “just a few purchases” as I had initially planned on. I was quickly falling in love with Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery.
There were SO many, many good deals! I was especially impressed with the prices on crackers and cookies. They had boxes and boxes and boxes of name brands that were $0.49 to $0.99!
Also, I discovered that if you kept looking, there were many that were marked down to half price!
The Best Deals Were on Snack Items
Some of the prices were more than what I’d pay at my grocery stores when pairing coupons and sales. However, most of the snack prices were less expensive than I can ever find.
For instance, Jesse was thrilled to find Sunflower Seeds for $0.49/bag!
All of the protein bars — including RXbars — were $0.50 each!!
They even had this medicine area with $0.49 items!
I found a number of organic items at great prices, too!
And the candy prices were so good. My kids just couldn’t believe it!
So much for buying just a few things!
How Much I Spent at Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery
Jesse laughed as he saw me walking towards him with my precariously balanced basket. I couldn’t fit one more item in so I knew it was time to call it quits. (We didn’t have a lot of extra space in the car, otherwise I probably would have purchased 2-3 times as much!)
Guess how much we paid for this entire basket full of stuff? $14!!!
Basically, I felt like we were shopping at Dollar Tree! That said, since so many of the items were just $0.49 each, it felt even better than Dollar Tree!
If you are ever in or near Ozark, MO, I highly recommend checking out Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery! [...]
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Want to see what we bought for this week’s $70 grocery budget? I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).
For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.
I finally made it to Sprouts on a Wednesday!! If you’re unfamiliar with Sprouts’ sales cycles, they have overlapping sales on Wednesdays — which means you can get the sales from the last week + the sales from the coming week on Wednesdays!
They had some great produce deals that I stocked up on:
Sprouts Shopping Trip
6 packages of strawberries — $1.25 each
3 Cantaloupe — $0.99 each
2 Pineapple — $0.98 each
Sprouts Chocolate Chip cookies — used free coupon
Total with tax: $13.24
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I was SO excited to find so many good clearance deals at BigLots when I went on Wednesday!!
My biggest score? Boxes of Kodiak Cakes for $0.75 each!!! Jesse loves these and he was super thrilled at this score!
Big Lots Shopping Trip
4 boxes of Kodiak Cakes — marked down to $0.75 each
5 packages of bread, bagels, & English Muffins — $1.40 each (I stuck these in the freezer.)
1 can of Split Pea Soup — marked down to $0.25
3 cans of corn — $0.25
Total with tax: $11.74
Aldi Shopping Trip:
Honey Crunch Oats — $1.59
All Purpose Flour — $1.89
2 packages of hot dog buns — $0.85 each
Milk — $2.49
Cream Cheese — $1.29
Cheddar Cheese — $1.99
Eggs — $0.73
10 lb potatoes — $3.49
Watermelon — $2.99
Total with tax: $19.39
Have you read my post on my 25 Favorite Things to Purchase From Aldi. And 5 Things You Should Not Buy at Aldi.
Kroger Shopping Trip #1
Eggs — marked down to $1.39
All Egg Whites — $4.99
2 loaves of bread — marked down to $0.89 and $0.99
1 bag of apples — $0.99
1 bag of grapefruit — $0.99
Total with tax: $11.36
Kroger Shopping Trip #2
Bush’s Baked Beans — $0.99 each with the Weekend Only deals
This past week, we got to host three college girls from Pine Cove all week long who were here leading a Camp in the City for local kids.
We provided breakfast every morning for them. Then, we got to have dinner with them on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (they had dinners elsewhere the other nights).
Just for fun, we invited extra friends over on Wednesday and Friday night. I was excited that we were able to do all of the entertaining and still stick with our $70 grocery budget!
Oh and we ate a lot of leftovers this past week because we had a lot of extra food. 🙂 (I always want to make sure there is a enough food when we have guests, so that means I tend to plan a lot more food than we actually need! But hey, it means dinner is taken care of the next night!)
What We Ate On Our $70 Grocery Budget This Past Week
Note: When you see the meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.
This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries my shopping trip that I used to make all of the meals we ate.
Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here.
Our Menu Plan
Cereal, Pancakes, Bagels, Toast, Waffles, Fruit, Yogurt, Bacon, Sausage, Banana Bread, Apple Muffins
Leftovers, Salad, Mac & Cheese, Turkey, Fruit
Fruit, Popcorn, Cookies, Banana Bread
Sunday — Fend for yourself
Monday — Dinner with our guests: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Green Beans, Fruit, Salad, French Bread
Tuesday — Leftovers
Wednesday — Dinner with our guests and some other friends: Barbecued Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli, Roasted Brussels, Fruit Salad, French Bread
Thursday — Leftovers
Friday — Dinner with our guests and some other friends: Brats/Hot Dogs, Squash Casserole, Salad, Fruit Salad, Homemade Mac & Cheese.
Saturday — Leftovers
$70 Grocery Budget Totals
Total spent on groceries: $61.23
Cashback earned this week: 625 points for submitting my receipts to Fetch rewards + $0.10 for submitting my receipt to iBotta rewards. [...]