I just finished up 4 weeks of eating off of what we had. It's so nice to go through all the food we had, try to make new dishes and clean out the cupboards (and freezer!). Now, I had originally set a food budget for the month at $20. That's $5 a week! Well, being a couponer always looking for great deals, there were some that I just couldn't pass up. Here's the list of all that we purchased these last four weeks. Sure saved us money!
Thursday, June 21- shopped like normal. This is the day I decided to start my month long cupboard cooking.
Thursday, June 28-
Milk: $3.72-(.50 coup) = $3.22
Friday, July 1-
C & H Sugar: $2.18 -(.50 coup) = $1.68
Roberts Strawberry Milk: $1.98-(.35 coup) = $1.63
Friday, July 8- Husband shopped... :D
Fun Pops: $2.48
GV Brownies: $1.18
GV Wheat bread: $1.25
GV Grape nuts: $2.32
Pepsi 24 pk: $5.98
Mt Dew 24 pk: $5.98
BC Shredded Cheese: $.99 x 4 = $3.96 -SAVED $6.40!
Crystal Lite: $.99 x 4 - ($1 coup) = $2.96 -SAVED $9.80!
Powerade: $.49 x 12 = $5.88
Pillsbury Brownies: .99 x 2 - (.55 coup) = 1.43
Pasta Prima Ravioli: 2.59 - (15% sack sale) - ($2 coup) = 20 cents! -SAVED $3.80!
Friday, July 15-
GV Milk: $3.48
Up2U Gum: $1.28 x 4 - (4 $1 coups) = $1.12 (for 4 packs!)
Saturday, July 16- such good deals!!
Boneless Skinless Chicken: $1.19/lb = $7.38 -SAVED $17.40!
Nab Wheat Thins/Triscuit: $1.49 x 2 - ($1/2 coup) = $1.98 -SAVED $5.40!
Strawberries 2lb: $1.99
Mini Wheats: $2.50 x 2 - ($1.50 coup) = $3.50 ($1.75 each) -SAVED $4.48
Sack Refund: -$.10
HV Canned Tomatoes: $.50 x 4 = $2.00
HV Apple Sauce: $.79
Life Cereal: 2.67 - (.75 coup) = $1.92
Dole Head Lettuce: $1.59 - (.90 sale) = $.69
Organic Romaine: $2.88
Granny Smith Apples: $.99/lb = $2.27
GRAND TOTAL: $75.01
MINUS: what my husband bought that I wouldn't have ($26.06) And no, that's not everything he bought, mostly the drinks and not on sale items.
NEW GRAND TOTAL: $48.95!! -plus tax
I love that my husband goes to the store! And he does a great job going through the ads with me, and trying to match up coupons. I don't hold him to my crazy cupboard cooking. I truly appreciate him. He even did some coupon deals for me! I can't calculate the true total of what I saved this month, but it's amazing I'm sure. I almost always save more than 50%. I saved $17 on chicken alone! And everything I get is always on sale. You know what, I think we can go even longer on what we have already! I just wish the stores would have some really great sales soon!!
Happy shopping, happy eating, and don't ever forget how much God loves you!
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