Friday, March 28, 2008
This week's groceries. I spent a total of $31.39 at Meijer. If our Meijer would double above .50, it would have been even cheaper, but they don't. I have really been inspired by Crystal at Money Saving Mom to try and keep our grocery budget around $35 (although she just recently went to $40 a week and that's for everything, not just food). As I've said before, it helps that we already have a freezer full of beef. We also utilize Angel Food from time to time and that gives us a lot of other "main dish" type items as well as sides for $30 a month. I also water down my vitamin D milk, so that makes one gallon into two. The bag in the middle of the pile is 2 1/2 lbs. of grapes. With the purchase of the sausage, we got 3 more coupons for free bowling, so we can all go for free now. I also picked up next year's egg decorating kit on clearance. Tim wanted Life cereal and it was on sale this week, otherwise I would not have bought more cereal. 20 or so boxes seems to be good for now. Ha ha. It amazes me how much people spend on groceries a week. If I had their $200 a week budget, just think of the damage I could do with coupons and deals!