Saturday, February 27, 2010

February Budget Review

I'm not a regular grocery shopper. I buy stuff before I even need it, matching manufacturer coupons with store sales. This way I'm able to "shop" from my own pantry and pay a fraction of retail with items I use. No, we will not use all that salsa this month, but we will use it this year. When I make meals for us, I menu plan around what we already have on our shelves and in the freezer. There are occasional items I have to pay full price for, but they are the exception as I build up my food storage with stuff we actually use, all for less then I used to spend just to get us by every month.

not including WIC:

Retails: $685.98
Total Spent: $184.43
Percent Off: 73%

This month I was able to stock up on dog food, candy!!, hair spray, parmesan cheese, chicken breast, baby wash and lotion, top ramen, spaghetti sauce, refried beans, pasta roni, steak, laundry soap, gatorade, campbells soup, hand soap, foil, parchment paper, diapers, wipes, household cleaners, children's motrin, olives, shampoo, body wash, pickles, salsa, lotion, tuna, rice, face wash, maxi pads, 2 pictureka card games, cheese, triscuits, tortillas, mustard, granola bars, ice cream, toaster strudels, bottled water, yogurt, chili, cream cheese, sour cream, canned tomatoes, goldfish, nut clusters, caprisuns, cookie mix, and spread.

WIC Items

Retails: $75.25
Total Spent: FREE
thanks WIC!

1 comment:

  1. How did I miss the sale on Ramen? Oh well...
    Good job on the budget this month