LIttle Trip to the store
by, 01-28-2009 at 09:59 AM (1105 Views)
My grocery challenge for the month is $400.
I had spent about $300, need to calculate the receipts. I went to Wal-Mart, they had 2 kg Kraft peanut butter on sale for $3 less than usual, so I picked up 3, unfortunately, I didn't have a coupon. I also picked up 4 boxes of Fruit Loops for $.47 a box. Not the large boxes, but still a good deal. As a rule I don't buy the sugary cereals, however, I do get them for camping season. So I put them aside, dh asked if I could get more, and we'll make some fun trail mixes with some of them. So while dd is at dance, I'll be getting a few more boxes as I have lots of those coupons.
I'm learning that taking coupons even if I"m not buying that day does help me find a better deal.
I also got 2 more 12 packs of toilet paper, double rolls in our preferred brand. This is one of the few products I"m brand loyal, I have 2, and get whatever is on sale. I have about a 6 mo supply...lol. And just add when it's on sale.
I do need to go to Sobey's and get the campbells soup, it's on for .49 a can. I like to have the mushroom and tomato soup as I use it to start bases for other things. Tomato soup is a great base for curry.
So after my purchases yesterday, I'll be at $330. Actual cash spent on groceries this month, under $150, I had gift cards from December for Sobeys, had Christmas returns so had gift cards at Walmart. So the unspent cash has been put to debt repayments