MAY: (this was written in May)
I wanted to do a coupon update for everyone who's been asking about our savings. In May we spent $168.00 on groceries/household items. I didn't post pictures of everything we I didn't have time to take the pictures but tried to do better in June. We got WAY more food than we normally do and spent WAY less money, so that was great! I think we won't need to buy chicken again until the end of the summer because I bought 19lbs of it!! I'm still trying to get the budget down more, but we just eat too many fruits and veggies:). May was so low because I got pounds and pounds of free apples and we had strawberries, blueberries, bananas and apple sauce in the freezer that we used.
June started out with a purchase of $29.00 worth of produce including .99 strawberries, .78/lb peaches, .99/lb apples, .89/lb pears, .99 cucumbers, .99 peppers...in all colors! That same week I bought these groceries and two gallons of milk for $13.00. More than I wanted to spend, but still a great deal. This picture isn't that great, but there are three bottles of sunscreen that were $8.99 each before coupons...but coupons helped with that too!
(including 2 gallons of milk
not in the picture)
(I got a $5 gift card back as well)
(It cost $2.08 in tax but I had a gift card from buying the Smart One's
meals, so it ended up being free..WITH money still left on the card:)
(I forgot I left a bag in the car that
had two more toothpastes in it, one more
softsoap, 7 deli meat pkg, and 3 more Pecan Sandies)
We don't usually drink kool aid but I got 50 pkgs for free and
figured it was lemonade:). Also...we've never bought packaged
cookies but have been able to give some away. The only things that cost
money were the hot dogs and the deli meat pkg...everything else
was completely free.
plus I got a $10.00 gift card
back! Biggest savings to date: more than
$200! Brian has cut me off from buying
more toilet paper for a while because we have SO much
I've learned 'target/goal' prices on a lot
of foods and my target price for cereal is less
than a dollar a box.
$2.00/ plus I got $15 dollars back in gift cards
went shopping at mom's for my
first trip to Harris Teeter (and
I got to organize mom's coupons and
help her out with her shopping:)
thanks to super double coupons at
Harris Teeter I was able to get this
all for $6!!
I got this at Harris Teeter for free and
they gave me $1 back! (I got a
$4 printout from my previous HT
trip to use:)
$16.00 (plus I got $10.00 back in gift cards)
*not pictured: 2 gallons of milk, yogurt,
and 8 boxes of eggo waffles*
$8.00 (if I didn't get peppers or
chicken my total would have been $3.00...
but the 4 red peppers were on sale for .99/ea
and the chicken was around $1/lb too!)