So…a week after my promises to do better at grocery spending, I DID!
The greatest part about the whole experience is that we had no coupons, no list, and spent less than 40 minutes shopping…SAY WHA?!? I know. I have no idea how that worked out.
En totale we spent $100 on groceries. I know, I know, I said less than 60 bucks in my last post. WELL, 50 of this was booze!!!! (Oh and we definitely are not counting booze as a grocery item. Jonathan chooses to call it a “lifestyle choice”. I am more inclined to think of it as a “need” like toilet paper. To each his own.)
Things we did right?
-Cooked up our food from last week in big batches and froze it, which allowed us to focus on fresh produce this week instead of staples.
-Looked for steals in the back corner where they keep the cheapo items. Find this place in your grocery store!
-Really really looked at the sale items and what was in season. For some reason red peppers were 79 cents this week and green pepper was $1.29. Guess which one is going on our fajitas?
Whew! I feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Let’s hope we can keep this momentum up for next week.
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