Friday, May 9, 2008

I love a good deal!

I did my weekly shopping this morning and did well, I think. I try to keep to $100 a week budget for the 6 of us and our dog, Buster. This also includes all cleaning and hygeine supplies. It's hard to do! I'm hoping to get my stockpile bigger and then drop my weekly budget to $75 a week. Rob and I both get paid every other Friday, so I start my grocery budget on Friday. I'm (hopefully) done shopping until next Friday. So far I have $6 left from my $100 this week.

I used to be an avid couponer and I loved doing it. I would get 4 Sunday papers a week and clip and organize my coupons weekly. I have not done this regularly this past year. Life has just been too crazy. I've vowed to start again, though. I really see a difference in my grocery budget when I do coupon.

I hit the GM sale at Albertsons this morning and got all this for $32.88. I did save a total of $53.68, which is more than I spent! I think I did ok. My total would have been less if I would have been saving coupons, but I still did well. I got 6 boxes of cereal, 2 boxes of tuna helper, (I make these for lunches) 2 boxes of hamburger helper (Rob makes these for dinners when I work), 2 pkgs of Ball Park Franks (my kids LOVE these and we bbq hamburgers and hot dogs at LEAST 3xs a month in the summer, they are happy when they get the *good* hot dogs) and over 12 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I was very happy to see the chicken on sale, because I was completely OUT!

If you want to check out other good deals, go to Call Her Blessed and see what she got at Albies last week!


TMC said...

Hey, its a1st_time_mommy_0708 from iVillage. That is awesome about the groceries, Smiths is also selling some of their Post cereals for 4/$4. You can only buy 4 per transaction though so I made DH buy some too. Thanks for the heads up on Albies. I'd like to put your link on my page if that's okay.

jada said...

Yea! I also love a good deal. I am glad I am not the only one that tries to keep my food budget down like that. Bryan seems to think we never spend enough (poor guy thinks he is starving. . . but really I just need to cook more!) I just discovered THE coolest website. You will love it.
By-the-way, it was you I tagged!