It isn’t what you save, it is what you spend. More importantly, did you get what you needed? If you do not need it do not buy it no matter how cheap it is; even if it is free. Why, would I say that? Because free is never free. Think of it this way, you used one coupon out of your 20 on something you didn’t need. You paid tax on it. You now have to store it in your home. I strive to show you my reality what we eat and how I do it on $100.00 a week. That hundred bucks feeds a family of four with healthy food and keeps my daughter in diapers with a bottle full of formula.
So due to my inability to find my connector to my camera I only have one picture from my two Harris Teeter Trips. It is the one above.
I dipped into next weeks grocery budget to get my food while it is available at the triple coupon price. That is just fine. I will not go over to the following week. I went over by $3. I know no big deal but I was a little upset. That means I have $100- $35.74 from my second trip= $64.26- $3.00 that I over spent from last week so I have $61.26. Problem I do not have ANY more room in my refrigerator or cabinets….
Menu for next week
Monday- Roasted Chicken from last week
Tuesday- HT Port Roast $.99LB
Wednesday- Sausage and Peppers on sale at HT used coupon $3.99- $1.65= $2.34
Thursday- Pork chops from the freezer
Friday- Taco pie with the corn muffin mix from martha white HT ground beef $1.99
Saturday- Spaghetti and meatballs and sausage from Wed and the Meat and from Friday. The base of the sauce is from stockpile I spent $.38 on the jar and I will add the meat and fresh herbs
Sunday- Chicken thigh bought at HT for $.42 LB
Still need lunch meats and a couple of veggies not even close to $60.00 so I can put that money toward something else.
Here are some of the deals I found buy 2 welch grape jellies $2.99 each used (2) $.75 off coupon paid just $.74 each then I had a coupon that you get $1.00 off you milk and then another coupon if you bought a gallon of milk you get a 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk for FREE (so for 2 jellies a gallon of milk and a 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk was…. $3.00 spent and $10.49 was retail value so I saved $7.49.
Promise Buy one get one free $2.99 . I bought two and used (2) $1.25 off coupons so I paid $.49 for two things of butter
Blue bunny ice cream paid $.74 for the container less than the cost of one cone
Sorento string cheese $2.69 had $2.00 off coupon just $.69 for cheese sticks (son’s favorite) bought 3 (you can freeze them)
Kraft shredded cheese $1.69 used $1.00 coupon $.69 bought 3 (also goes in the freezer I am stockpiling)
I also did the breakfast meal deal for $5.00 I got the eggs, english muffins, bacon, and orange juice (make egg sandwiches or mini pizzas)
Again BUY what you need because it is what you spend NOT what you save.
I got 68 items for $77.60 that included all the meat, produce, milk, eggs, laundry soap, cheese sticks, gerber baby food and snacks.