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!