I have been very busy and I have to say taking pictures of my groceries with three kids hasn’t been in the cards. I did have the day off on Tuesday so I thought I would share how I spent my budget of $125.00 weekly for my family of five. This includes all my childrens’ diapers, formula, and household cleaning items. I usually do not spend my whole total but we needed to stockpile baby items and I had coupons that were going to expire plus I bought a stocking stuffer (sippy cups).
I spent $124.79 total at all three stores Rite Aid, Giant, and Kroger I have $4 to spend at Rite Aid next week and $5 at Giant (so actually I only spent $115.79)
Spent at Rite Aid $25.94 Saved Rite Aid $14.46
Spent at Kroger $71.01 Saved at Kroger $69.71
Spent at Giant $ 27.84 Saved at Giant $62.41
Total I Saved $146.58
Tips from this trip:
1) Check the bakery for over baked items. I scored the rolls for just $.50
2) When there is a coupon out for foods that you eat gather as many as possible. I asked everyone for their baby coupons . I scored the Gerber baby food for $.25 a package. ($.75 coupon still doubles to $1.50 off two packages. The packages are $1.00 each at Giant so $2.00 for two- $1.50 for the doubled coupon you pay just $.25 each)
3) Shop the mega events and combine the deals with coupons. I got all the tuna in the picture at Kroger for free using my coupons $.55 off coupons!
4) Figure out the coupon cycles for the foods you eat most and stock up when they are on sale. I got all the turkey bacon for free at Giant… in fact they paid me to take it. It was on sale for $1.29 and my $.75 coupon doubled to $1.50!
What is your best tip?