Monday, May 31, 2010

May 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 gum 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.

Retails: $739.66
Total Spent: $192.49
Percent Off: 74%

This month I was able to stock up on salad dressing, chicken, marshmallows, rice, cheese, tuna, hummus, cool whip, butter, diapers, sour cream, Popsicles, foil, beef, salsa, spices, soy sauce, treats, caprisuns, veggies, toilet paper, chips, wipes, dog food, gum, cereal, yogurt, chocolate chips, make up, meds, green chilis, pasta sauce, ziplocs, bathroom cleaner, Worcestershire sauce, maxi pads, marinade, vitamins, roasts, tortillas

WIC Items

Retails: $45.77
Total Spent: FREE
thanks WIC!

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