March 13, 2010

Under Budget!

I know I usually write about tips on Tuesdays but I was just so excited about this that I had to share. I get excited about saving money and low grocery bills might be strange to you...but it's part of my job as wife and mom. : )

I wrote a few weeks ago about stock piling and couponing. No matter what your storage space is I hope you are trying to do a little bit at a time. It's really worth it! I don't know if I shared this or not already but our grocery budget is $150 a week -- for our family of 10. The only reason it is that low is because of stockpiling and couponing. It's the only way for me to feed my family. Between what my husband (Hubster/, never mind) spent Monday on a few extra cleaning supplies (nasty, nasty flu bug!) and a few other things plus my trip Wednesday we are under budget by like $10!

Wednesday's shopping trip consisted of:

Woven basket (to organize part of the desk)
Tote (on clearance! - for toys in the playroom)
Grill basket -- hopeful for all those veggies this summer!
"Welcome Spring" sign -- el cheapo and the outside needs a little Spring pick-me-up
Preen -- weed preventer (I'm bound and determined not to pull so many stinkin' weeds this summer!)

4 gallons milk
30 containers yogurt (they were on sale and I had a coupon for all of it -- making them 33 cents each) (I have to add that I would like to start making my's on my never-ending to-do list!)
3 roasting chickens (99 cents/lb. and I had a $4 Meijer coupon for $15 or more for meat)
2 lb. pears
Vine tomatoes (can't wait for home grown ones but these will do)
Aunt Millies' buns - buy 1 get 2 free -- not as cheap as the bread outlet prices but I'm not burning the gas to "save" money to go there, you know?
2 jars of Ragu

That's about it...I had several coupons and $-off Meijer catalina coupons that all total saved me $12.60. Grand total was under $140 this week! Woo hoo!

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1 comment:

Angie said...

Making your own yogurt is easy. Don't wait. Start now and get your kids used to eating yogurt with less and less sugar until their tastes have changed and the purest form of the yogurt will be more appealing to them than the artificially flavored commercial brands. I have a how to and a kefir how to on my blog.

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