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    I can't stay out of Dillon's (Kroger) this week because of the "buy 15 get $5 off" promotion. Today I got

    (2) boxes of Hamburger Helper
    (4) boxes of Old El Paso hard and soft taco shells
    (1) Pillsbury French Loaf
    (1) can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
    (1) can of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
    (6) cups of Yoplait yogurt

    Total with tax after coupons (I had already used all of my Yoplailt coupons the other day, so I didn't have any for the yogurt) was $5.95 for all 15 items. I just can't resist a good deal. My pantry is getting full! We also have 18 cups of yogurt.

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    Okay, so here's the second grocery shopping trip we took:

    Store 1: Chain Grocery Store

    ~ 2kg. white sugar -- $1.79 (on sale)
    ~ No Name Mozzerella cheese, 540 g. -- $4.97
    ~ 116 g. pepperoni -- $1.50

    Total = $8.26

    Store 2: Chain Grocery Store

    ~ 4 oranges, 1.07 kg. = $1.58 (0.67/kg. on sale)
    ~ 15 g. shallot = $0.46

    Total = $2.04

    Store 3: Chain Grocery Store

    ~ 10 g. ginger root = $0.21
    ~ 5 pk. garlic = $0.99
    ~ 1/2 lb. butter = $2.79
    ~ 5 chicken legs, $1.99/lb. = $5.05

    Total = $9.04

    Store 4: Farmer's Market

    ~ 3 sweet potatoes = $3.04
    ~ 2 lb. bag onions = $1.19
    ~ 2 lb. carrots = $0.99
    ~ 1 green pepper = $0.45
    ~ 1 stalk celery = $1.29
    ~ 1 bunch bananas = $2.45

    Total = $9.41

    Final Total = $23.49

    Grocery Total = $76.80!!!

    :whew: I thought for sure we'd be over budget, but we made it! Now if we can just go 15 days without needing something!

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    I've spent $197 of the $225 for September, but a lot of that has been to stock the freezer. It's almost full of good stuff for the next several months.

    Tonight I've got to package about 12 lbs. of ground chuck for freezing.

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    I spent $198 when I went last week. My budget for the month is $380 (this includes diapers, cleaning supplies, etc) but I am going to try & stick to $300 for the whole month, leaving me $102. I usually go grocery shopping every 2 weeks but I think I might start trying to stretch it out to every 3 weeks, we seem to end up having plenty of food to COOK by the end of those 2 weeks but not much in the way of snacks, bread, milk, sandwich meat, etc.

    I also put aside about 1/2 of the snack foods for the kids I bought last week, because it seems no matter how much snack stuff I buy, its the first to go. So far, I have only pulled out the vanilla wafers to make pudding & the stash is completely there otherwise, so that is good.

    I think I can make $102 work. I have enough meat to last about 2 weeks, I think...I just need 1 or 2 things (I split big packs of meat into 2-3 meals), and I will probably need 1 pack of diapers and 1 container of dishwasher detergent and laundry detergent, and other than that, I can buy some food & hopefully last til the 5th.

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    I've spent $198/$300 this month and we did some entertaining etc and haven't really been eating out (maybe twice?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeelover View Post
    Does everyone just post money spent on food items or are you including toiletries and cleaning supplies?

    Kim
    Different people include different items. Personally, I do not include anything but food in mine. If it is not something for a human to eat then it is not included in my grocery budget.


    Quote Originally Posted by Neeley View Post

    For the month: $235 spent / $365 left
    Spent $25 at Wal-Mart today.

    For the month: $260 spent / $340 left.
    DD (20)
    DS (17)
    DH (over the hill - the big 4-0)

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    Sunday spent the following:

    Safeway: $16.80
    Fred Meyer: $58.53

    I am including all paper goods, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc.... in my $400.


    To date ~ $285.29/$400
    Last edited by brennasmom; 09-17-2007 at 09:28 AM.
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    Amount in grocery budget: $315.00
    Total spent in first 10-day period: $123.39
    Goal for 2nd 10-day period: $86.61
    Goal for 3rd 10 period: $105.00

    Sept 11 - 15
    9/11/07 Tuesday
    . Hy-Vee: $29.02 (GM $5 onyo catalina deal and some other shopping)
    . Target: $2.85 (free NV granola bars and some stuff to eat the overage)
    . Walgreens: $0.00 (free J&J Softlotion and Body Wash, paid for tax with GC)
    9/12/07 Wednesday
    . Walgreens: $0.00 (2 half gallons of milk for 2.98, paid with GC)
    9/13/07 Thursday
    . Target: $1.07 (clearanced school supplies and some deals that gave overage)
    . Walgreens: $0.00 (2 Tom's of Maine toothpastes & deal for overage, paid 4.64 with GC)
    9/14/07
    . Aldi: $1.78 (six pounds onions)
    . Hy-Vee: $12.19 (forgot to use the catalina I had)
    . Walgreens: $5.38 (4 half gallons milk, used last $0.58 off GC)
    9/15/07
    . Fareway: $3.53 (ground beef and fresh pears)
    . Walgreens: $8.94 (6 half gallons milk--last day of sale)
    . Target: $1.17 (soap, bananas)
    . Hy-Vee: $14.49 (forgot to use the catalina I had)

    Total for Sept 11 - 15: $80.42
    Amount left for this 10-day period: $6.19

    Total spent so far: $203.81
    Amount left in budget: $111.19

    So it doesn't look like I'm pacing myself very well. However, I have a $5 OYNO cat in my wallet and plenty of milk in my fridge.

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    I've spent $136.58. Remaining balance +$213.42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeley View Post

    For the month: $260 spent / $340 left.
    Spent $125 at Sam's and $125 at Wal-Mart tonight.

    For the month: $510 / $90 left - We might make it - just have to see. You never know when I am going to have an "I gotta have an ice cream sundae" attack.
    DD (20)
    DS (17)
    DH (over the hill - the big 4-0)

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    Hi there...went to Walmart for another round of stuff and spent 25.10 so I still have 43.90 to go. I'm still stockpiled up so I think I can still make my budget!! Thankgoodness for that 'ol stockpile!!! Take care, Katy

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    up to $151.04 spent.

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    Halfway through the month, and we've spent less than half of the budget so I'd say we're doing good!

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    Bad here, bad here, thats all I can say

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    Default AAAHHHH!!

    MY FIRST CHALLENGE AND I AM GOING TO FAIL!!!! I AM STILL TRYING....I WAS TRYING FOR NO MORE THAN $300 AND I AM AT $242.22 THAT ONLY LEAVES $57.78, I AM OK FOR THIS WEEK I MIGHT MAKE IT

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