Money I Spent $: $64.62 Groceries get harder to keep under $50 the later in the month it gets! Plus this week there weren’t great sales and NO coupons for the stuff I wanted to buy! Here’s what we spent today:
- Sprouts $13.11 for produce. It was a tad over what I planned for because I forgot to put lemons on the list, and then Sabrina really wanted some raspberries, so I couldn’t really say no to raspberries!
- Smiths: $49.83 — Some things on the list were a little pricier than I had estimated, and we decided to get some chicken thighs at 77c/lb to grill for dinner & leftovers, which wasn’t on the original list. Also grabbed a couple of things on clearance that hadn’t planned for – frozen yogurt bars and some ice cream for Sabrina. On the plus side, I found an almond milk that had been marked down to $1.00 on clearance and I had a $1 off coupon, so it was free 🙂 Also got 2 free yogurts for my Free Friday Download.
- CVS – $1.68 total for the following: 4 jugs of laundry soap, 1 dish soap, and 1 small bag of mixed nuts because Ed was starving 🙂 I had $8 in CVS Extra Care Bucks that were going to expire Sunday, plus a 30% off coupon. So that was our best deal of the day! Laundry soap for months.
Money Victory ($ I avoided spending): eh, even though our grocery bill was $64.62 for the week, it’s still pretty awesome keeping our groceries so low each week!
Use It Up Challenge: In my lunch today, and last night’s dinner, made pretty much the same dish with the following: Leftover cubed air-fried potatoes, leftover chopped bacon, leftover ham and/or roast pork, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, red chile sauce from the freezer, and green chile.
Thoughts: I want to make something in the crockpot tomorrow but no idea what. 10-bean soup maybe… but don’t really have the vegs for it. Maybe I’ll do a veg soup with a little bit of beans in it.