So, I have mentioned before that my weekly grocery budget goal is $40 (that includes EVERYTHING from cat food/litter, toilet paper, etc.) except for what I get at CVS/Walgreens/RiteAid (for which I set a $15 monthly budget to pay for tax, etc. but usually don’t spend all of that.)
I don’t necessarily only spend $40 each week, but rather an average of $40 a week for the entire month. Because some weeks will be GREAT stock up weeks and I might spend $60 that week. But then the next week is a slow week and I only spend $20 at Aldi. But I have been averaging more like $45-50 some months and wanted to challenge myself to stay BELOW my $40 budget and just really strive to save our family more money. (Since more money is going in the gas tank each week! :(
This week was a great stock up week with the Kroger mega sale but a slow week at Publix.
Here’s how I did:
The majority of what I bought was free or gave me overage (pasta, dip)
- $15.00 mega savings
-$33.75 in coupons
I paid $5.62! :) ($1.26 of that was tax.)
That is 89% savings!! Gotta love Kroger mega sales!
The plant is basil. I wanted some basil for a recipe I will share on Monday, and I could buy a bag of pre-cut for $1.99 or plant that will keep growing more basil (and look pretty on my counter) for $1.99 – EASY decision! :)
- $26.50 in coupons
I paid $13.70
-$6.99 rebate for cat litter
Actual cost $6.71
(I will submit for a rebate on the cat litter for $6.99, and I used a $3.00 coupon for it, essentially earning me $3 for buying my favorite cat litter!)
Shelf price - $108.91
I paid $33.66 + will get back $6.99, making it actually only $26.67!!
Yay for staying UNDER BUDGET this week and still stocking up some great stuff!
How did you do this week?