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Feb Grocery Budget

February 5th, 2007 at 05:06 am

I spent 100.00 at the grocery on Saturday. For that money I got about 20 packages of meat (after I broke up the freezer packs into smaller portions) 6 yogurts, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, 20 cans of tomato sauce, macaroni, egg noodles, cottage cheese, 1 pack of pop tarts. At the discount bread store I bought 4 loaves of wheat bread, 1 pack of hamburger buns, 4 packs of fried pies, five in each, 3 chocolate covered donuts, 10 sugared donuts, 4 ready made pizza crusts,and 3 bags of nachos chips. For spending 21.20 they gave me four items free as I was leaving. My goal for the month is only to buy milk, eggs and fresh veggies, hopefully not more than another 25.00 for the entire month.

Walmart Gift Cards

January 3rd, 2007 at 05:02 am

I do most of my grocery shopping at super WM. I shop for the reduced meat and breads there and usually do quite well. I recieved two WM gift cards at Christmas totalling $45. I will use these on Saturday and make it my goal not to spend anything else for the entire week. I should have no problem as my freezer and pantry are pretty well stocked. I made beef fajitas and a large roast on Sunday and we still have food to use up. I am also trying not to let leftovers go bad but to use up. I have been freezing small leftover pieces of meats to use in some sort of stew eventually instead of just letting it go bad and wasting it. I've found that I can be such a wasteful person if I don't pay attention!