I’m not turning into a coupon blog, but since I’ve committed to cleaning out my pantry/freezer this month and only spending 50 a week, I thought I’d show what I got for the last 9.00 I had this week.
Also included in the amount, but not pictured, are two Sunday newspapers for 2.00 apiece, purchased for the coupons, since today’s paper had LOTS of coupons. I always take this out of our grocery budget since the coupons are used to buy groceries. I think of them as an investment.
So for 5.00, I got everything in the picture. And 2.97 of that was the bread and milk. I got the cheapest milk, 1.99 with the farthest out expiration date. And I normally only buy whole wheat bread, but I needed some to make grilled cheese since I have TONS of cheese and butter to use up. Since you can go through an entire loaf, it seems like, making sandwiches for the family, I got the white bread since grilled cheese is awesome on cheap white bread. And it was only .99!
The cereal bars are what I eat for breakfast, and the rest is all stuff that is on sale this week at CVS or Walgreens. I did also get the Christmas dog treats on clearance for .75 at CVS, but I used extra bucks to pay for them so I actually only spent about .24 cents of real money there.
If you don’t coupon, and you want to know how it all works, I recommend Common Sense with Money. At the top of her site, she has tabs for both of those stores which will take you to their current deals and explanations of how it all works. There are also other blogs that you might find that suit your personal shopping tastes. If you have a frugal blog, feel free to leave your link in the comments. I’d love to come visit!