Saturday, February 19, 2011

Super Savings Saturday - Back on Track with the Grocery Budget!

After being a bit, well, sloppy with the grocery budget last week - after the whole $60 in January thing I guess I was feeling like I needed to spend money for some dumb reason! - I decided that I was going to hit it hard from now on out.  We have several 'little' things that we're saving for and that money comes out of what's left from our cash envelopes, for things like groceries, recreation, gas, etc.    I'm pleased to say that I have money to put into the 'savings' envelope this week! 

Here's what I got:

Store #1:

Java Delight Coffee $4.99 with store coupon
Hunt's Ketchup 36oz $1.39
Jenny-O Turkey Breast @ $0.99/lb (store coupon): $7.95
2.61 lbs of Red Seedless Grapes @ $1.39/lb: $3.63

Total Spent: $17.96
Total Saved: $8.23 (according to store receipt)

Store #2:
Store Brand Whole Wheat Saltine Crackers $2
4 Cans Progresso Vegetable Soup $1 x 4 = $4 - $1 - $1 = $2
Reeses Peanut Butter Egg: $0.66
2 Loaves Mini French Bread $1.99
Colgate Regular Toothpaste $0.98 (store coupon) - $0.50 - $0.50 = Free plus 2 cents overage!
2.10 lbs Bananas @ $0.54/lb: $1.13
1.77 lbs Gala Apples @ $0.99/lb: $1.75
1 Gallon Store Brand Skim Milk: $1.98 (store coupon)
1 small jar Prego spaghetti sauce $1.75

Total Spent: $13.24
Total Saved: $12.49 (according to store receipt)

Total Spent Today:  $31.20
Weekly Grocery Budget $40
Total left to go into the "savings" envelope: $8.80

Not too shabby if I do say so myself! 

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