Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 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 those fruit roll ups this month, but we will use them 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. Want to learn how I do it? Check this out.

Retails: $613.79
Total Spent: $185.92
Percent Off: 70%

This month in addition to perishables like milk, I was able to stock up on diapers, wipes, evaporated milk, fruit snacks, cereal, baggies, cheese, bleach, dish soap, chips and snacks, teriyaki sauce, eggs, popsicles, salsa, mayo, strawberries (made jam), fajita beef, salad dressing, hand soap, vitamins, deodorant, bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, rice, jello, artichoke hearts, shrimp, ketchup, marshmallows, bacon, frozen veggies, rice wine vinegar, canned tomatoes, chicken.

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