After a month of spending just $20-25 at the store, I’m ready to get back to my $60/week budget! Because we’ll be in and out this month, and because my shopping will be a bit more sporadic throughout the month, I decided to spend a little more this first week…as there might be a week I don’t even need to shop later in the month! So rest assured, I’ve got my $240 cash for the month, and I shall spend it wisely.
Wise move #1: Take advantage of the Mega Event sale!
This week was the 2nd week of the Kroger Mega Event Sale! And just in time, after last month’s pantry challenge! We shall now start the “restocking” process…replenishing my supply of canned tomatoes, cereal, and DISHWASHING SOAP!
20 boxes of Electrasol…each with 20 tabs…400 tabs will last us at least for a year!!!
For $17.96, which includes taxes and coupons, I got at least a year’s supply of dishwashing soap!
I decided that this deal was too good to pass up, so I got more coupons. I originally intended on getting 10 boxes, but ended up deciding that 20 boxes would be best. The coupons arrived from ebay late last week, just in time, as they expired on Sunday. So Sunday I went to Kroger and bought what you see above…for $13.98. Regular retail total would have been over $105!!! Add in the cost of the coupons and you get a year’s supply for $17.96! Woot!
Free – Rotel cans, 2 1/2 lb. bags of Millstone coffee (from the newspaper bag)
Nearly free – Frank’s Red Hot Wings sauce, French’s mustard, Honey Mustard dipping sauce, 2 Post cereals – each product just $.19 after sale, promotion and coupons
Other deals – 2 packages Mission tortillas for $.49 each, 4 – 2 cup bags of cheese for $.99 (that’s as low as I’ve seen in a LONG time!), 2 Green Giant steamers for $.49 each, apples/oranges for $.25 each, mangoes for $50 each
Coupons Used – $2/1 Post, $1/2 Kraft cheese, Rotel coupons from last week’s paper, blinkie coupon for canned tomatoes, $.50/1 Green Giant Steamers, $1/1 Wheat Thins from newspaper, $1/1 Mission tortillas, Frank’s and mustard coupons from the newspaper
Meat – 2 ground chuck at $1.69/lb. (made into spaghetti sauce and froze)
Total spent at Kroger: Part 1 – $17.96 & Part 2 – $49.98 = $67.94
Total for the month: $67.94
P.S. I *might* (not sure when) stop in to Walgreens, because Huggies diapers are on sale for $8.99 and you get a $3 RR…and when you use this $2/1 coupon, with the $1 off IVC coupon from the Children’s Activity book, they come out to just $2.99 plus taxes! Thanks Common Sense with Money!
Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!