Last week I thought I’d try to shop for 2 weeks (I forgot to take a photo, so I didn’t post it). It was a FAIL! I didn’t get enough to last 2 weeks, so I had to go back. I was hoping that shopping every 2 weeks would help save me time and energy, but that didn’t go so well…so we’ll keep with what is working. Shopping once a week!
I went back from some produce, milk, juice, and snacks, etc. Corn was just $.15 AN EAR and the green pepper was only $.68 (a decent price, but will probably be lower later in the summer)! Yeah!!! I used a $2 coupon for the A1, $1.50 off each waffles, and a $.75 coupon for the organic carrots that cost only $.88…a grand total of $.08 for 1 lb. of carrots :) A gallon of milk is just $1.79 at my Walmart and the eggs were $.92/dozen.
This trip cost me $45.69. Plus last week’s attempt at 2 weeks that cost around $120…total of $165 or $82 for each week! My goal is $80 a week, so that’s not too bad!
To address a comment from last week asking about meats…I haven’t needed to buy meat lately because we didn’t eat much meat the past 6 weeks (translation: first trimester) and had other sources of proteins for our meals. I couldn’t handle the site of raw meat, much less cook it or buy it. So I have a freezer full of meats that will be used up over the next few weeks…now that the hormonal roller coaster has flattened out for a bit and I can enjoy chicken and pork chops again!