Thursday, March 12, 2009

Grocery Budget

I am realizing as I sit down my husband that I spend about $75-90/wk on groceries. I never paid much attention but now that I set double coupon Wednesdays as my day I go in with more purpose and less browsing!

I didn't do as well this week, I spent $92.23 and saved $47.28 but I was thrilled to add into those two gallons of free milk, some expensive salsa I decided to splurge on to try, two huge pork loins which will feed all of us two dinners, and round steaks for dinner this weekend! So while I didn't do the BEST with my savings this week, our freezer is steadily getting full every week from these meat sales I keep catching!

Take some time to sit down and actually accumulate what you spend even on those side trips to Walgreens, the grocery store, Target where you are picking up milk, etc. It definitely makes a difference when you keep track of things! I also highly recommend keeping receipts all year long so you can keep track and encourage yourself by discovering how much money you save couponing, following deals and sometimes just eating at home. I have yet to add up my receipts from last year, but in 2007 I saved over $10K! It makes it worth it to use one file folder of space to save your receipts and see how you do! :)


Blue Castle said...

What good deals you've been getting! That's awesome. I just bought two weeks of groceries - last Friday - and now I'm trying to stay away from the store until next payday - next friday. :)

C Maisy said...

I spend at least 2x what you spend a week. Apparently, I need your help.
If you go to Ikea you have to let me know. I'm only about 25 minutes from Both Ikeas :)

nikkicrumpet said...

My Hubby wants you to teach me all your secrets lol. And about Crumpet....he is a soft coated Wheaton Terrier. They have hair so they are hypoallergenic...and that don't all! It's a great breed!

Sandy Toes said... you have kids???
I spend at least 200.00 a's crazy!!!!

Good tips!
sandy toe

kari and kijsa said...

WHat great deals!
kari & kijsa

the wild raspberry said...

thanks for the reminder...i really need to get back to a budget.
have a great weekend.