Monday, September 22, 2008

My Grocery List

Now, THIS is a grocery list:

Since I'm home, and I'm going to be a SAHM (sounds kinda scary) I've decided that part of my "job" is to manage how much I spend on crap like groceries and household items. I already started clipping coupons, and now I've added reading the grocery store circulars to that list. I made a little list of things that were on sale that I would be willing to buy/eat, and then planned a menu for the week around that and what I knew I already had in the fridge and pantry. I have it broken down by store so I will go in and buy JUST what I need. Since all of these places are within three miles of where I live, it's not really a lot of running around to save money.

Kick butt.


I went to all the stores but two, because I got hot and tired. Here's how I did:

Store one -

spent - $10.59 (after tax) saved - $4.99 (using coupons/sales/club cards)

Store two -

spent - $15.86 saved - $5.00

Store three -

spent - $9.51 saved - $3.18

Store four -

spent - $12.62 saved - $11.54

Store five -

spent - $7.26 saved - $3.23

So that means I spent $55.84 total. I saved $27.94 using coupons, my store club cards, and sales. That means I saved a third of what I would have spent otherwise. I know that to some people that's a lot of money for just a week's groceries for two people, but I'm PICKY and I don't like store brands. I also buy organic whenever available, so that drives it up.

For instance, normally we go to Whole Foods and get one bag of stuff and spend $60 - $70 for about two days or so worth of stuff. Today, I got a whole week's worth of stuff (except a couple of small things) plus some snacks and pantry staples. Not bad!

Okay, you know I'm highly tickled by this if I'm doing MATH!!!

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Blogger Sandra Collins said...

fantastic idea

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. That must be why I work. I don't put that much effort into anything I have to do at work all week. Ha. Great job. Makes me tired just thinking about being that organized.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Miss M! said...

LOL... I did it watching tv the other night. I'm an AWESOME multitasker!

3:13 AM  

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