I'm going to bump my budget to $250 for the month. DH and I had a talk about how the teenagers have become bottomless pits and beed to be fed more often. LOL! I'm hoping that the extra $50 in the budget will cover it.
The garden should be producing salad greens by the end of the month, so that will cut an expense right there. We may even have the first of the cherries coming in by the end of June and the strawberries as well. I need to find a good deal on
sugar to make jam and whole wheat flour to make bread. I still have 2 huge bags of yeast from Costco that should get me through the summer.
Okay, so it's June 1 and I am more than halfway to my goal...this does not bode well for me. However, I will absolutely not need to buy chicken again for the entire month, and probably will not need to buy a roast again either, so all in all, it's fine. I got some great deals today.
Gerber veggie crackers (.69 final cost)
4 Yes Detergent 128 oz (1.74 final cost each)
1 gallon 2% milk (1.99 final cost)
4 Resolve Spot Magic 14 oz (.84 each final cost)
8 bags Goldfish crackers (Yes, 8... .95 each final cost)
4 packs Stella D'Oro Swiss Fudge cookies (for school... .99 each final cost)
3 boxes Curad Bandages (.19 final cost each)
1 Daily Defense shampoo (free!)
4 pounds linguine (.25 each final cost)
4 frozen Swanson American classics dinners (.49 each final cost)
1 Wylers Lite Iced Tea ($1.99 final cost...no sale, no coupon)
6 Kellogg's Rice Krispies 13.5 oz (1.16 each final cost)
2 Beef Round Bottom Roasts (3.28 each...on sale...final cost)
9 Perdue Fit and Easy chicken breasts (approx $3.03 per package...on sale...final cost)
1 bunch bananas ($1.29...no sale, no coupon)
2.61 lbs Granny Smith Apples ($3.89...no sale, no coupon)
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $128.56
Total After: $74.43
i did really good to day, it pays not to feel well(virus)
1 box klnx tissue .49
6 cans tomato sauce(large)
2 grham sticks
1 swanson dinner
1 lg container oatmeal
6 pks(4 in each) batteries(.69 ea)panasonic
total after coupons ===$10.38
before coupons ===$33.74
and i didnt get anything extra but forgot to get apple sause
I think I'll set my limit at 220$, it's a bit lower than last months actual spending, and I'm also figuring in that I'm going to be buying things like sunscreen and other products that I don't normally buy.
So far we have spent 27.42 on:
3) 24 packs of coca cola
1) 24 slice pack of Kraft cheese singles
2) 29oz. Cans of Peaches
2) 29oz. Cans of Pears
2.77 lbs Banana's
.74 lbs Yellow Squash
2 large Carrots
1) Red Onion
.7 lbs fresh Strawberrys'
I went over in May, but I am trying to stay at $300.00 for June. Our school has the school breakfast/lunch program for the summer, so my boys can eat for free. I am hoping this will keep the cost down!
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