So I have definitely went over some on my grocery budget this month, well kind of- I shoot for $50 a week for all food, toiletries and house stuff, but have a budget of $100 a week and then use the extra for other stuff, like paying extra on our debts. Well this month the sales have been crazy good and we are now stocked up on a lot of essentials for the next few months which I have to say gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. For the next 4 months (at least) I do not have to worry about buying: toothpaste, feminine products, deodorants, shampoo, hand soap, drinks for Kirt to take to work, cooking oil, sugar, pasta, toilet paper, cleaning supplies... well you get the picture. So now I feel comfortable staying home with Jackson for next semester, I had contemplated going back to work but now I don't have to and its FREAKING AWESOME!
Highlights on prices: (most of the freezer stuff did not make it in the pictures)
Drinks: Got 60 drinks for a total of $10 plus tax (.17 each)
Real Butter: .90 each after sale and .55 coupon that doubled
Pepperoni and turkey pepperoni: 1.40 each
Crisco Oil: 1.40 each
Quaker Oats: Free
Sugar: $1 each
Toothpaste: $.25 each
Activia 4 pack: $.50 each
Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes: $.40 each and I got a free box of hamburger helper
Ozarka Water: Free
Scrubbing Sponges: Free
Hefty Zip Bags: Made $.10 on each
Toaster Strudel: $.70 each
Pizza Rolls (40 count bag): $.70 each
Dial Handsoap: $.40 each
Armour Bagged Frozen Meatballs: $.90 each
Walmart was also my friend, he gave me great prices on Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamer Frozen Veggies at $1.08 and I had $1 off coupons making them $.08 a bag, and Ronzani Pasta that was priced at $1.50 and I had $1 off coupons for those as well, making them .50 a box, which is really good because these are those pastas with extra protein, and whole wheat combination- so it still tastes good but is actually good for you!
Walgreens had some awesome make up on clearance and I got some with L'oreal and almay and rimmel lip glosses and shadows for .89-1.27 after coupons. I also got diapers and feminine products. I put $35 on the gift card and I will receive $15 on the free after rebate items and I received $2 in register rewards. I spent no money out of pocket.
Total Money Spent for November as of the 18th for groceries and household = $274.48