Thursday, February 26, 2009

Grocery trip

Normally I go to the store on Friday night but tomorrow my middle sister and her hubby will be coming over to have dinner and play rock band. So I talked hubby into staying home with the kids this morning while I went shopping. I am so proud of myself because I stayed within my budget!! I only took cash so I wouldn't be able to fall back on the debit card. I had 20.00 left from last week and then my 50 for this week. I managed to get all this and stay within the budget, although I did have to not get a couple of things that I was hoping to for example pop, crystal light and aluminum foil. I figured I could just make tea, and have water. I will need to probably go later in the week to get more milk but I have a couple extra bucks for that.

I went to the local scratch and dent and spent 13.69
and to Marsh and spent 50.64
Total of =64.33

Marsh had some great sales this week, that's why I went there instead of Aldis. I took my calculator into the store with me and its a good thing since I pushed that 50 in Marsh to the limit. The huggies were on sale and I had a coupon so it ended being the same price of the store brand, that's why you see those. I will let you in on my menu plan on Sunday and you can see what I am gonna make with this food.


This is actually kinda fun for me to do this. Its like a game and I'm tryin got see if I can beat it! :)

Something did occur to me today though. We usually go to Sams club every so often and that is always extra on top of the normal groceries, so I'm wondering if I should have a monthly amount instead of weekly and make it a little extra to account for the bulk items we get at Sam's. So I am going to say 250.00 per month. Do ya think I can do it? So far things have worked out,, granted I've only been serious about it for 2 weeks. Is that a reasonable number? Well I am going to try. and try hard!

6 comments:

Shannon said...

I am so jealous of you! :P

I can't wait to see your menu! Keep up the great work!

Hugs!

Jill said...

Jealous?? Why?

Shannon said...

That you can lower your grocery bill! Silly! :D

I have the knowledge I just can't get things to work out right in the end. You have the knowledge and you made it work!

Hugs!

Steph said...

I think of it as a game to Jill! Isn't it so much fun! I just dicovered a discount grocery near us. It's basiclly a scratch and dent store that some amish people opened. They also have cheese, sausage, turkey, and some other fridge and freezer items! We absolutley love it! It saves us alot of money! The kids also love it because the store is right their with these amish peoples house so thier horse and buggies are right their, the kids love to see that. Oh! And they have potatoes! I got a 10 lb bag of potatoes thier this week for $1.89! Plus they have these huge 50 pound bags for $10.00! Sorry, I just get very excited about saving money on things!

Jill said...

Steph,
Wow, sounds like an awsome place with some great deals. Thats funny too because I've become a little obsessed with the Amish way of life lately. I've been reading a lot about it. I find there whole way of life so fasinating!! If I'm ever out your way we will have to take a little trip to that store!! :)

Steph said...

Yes mam! That would be so fun! We might have to make that happen really soon! I haven't seen ya in forever!

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