April 27, 2012
The week started off pretty good here but it is ending with my boys home from school with a stomach bug. Jake was affected the worse but seems to be on the mend. Luckily it wasn’t a terribly violent bug… but, any kind of sick is not fun if you ask me. We have watched a lot of cartoons and movies over the past two days and everyone is in a veg out mode at this point.
I probably needed these two days to catch up a bit. My inbox is clean, the laundry is done and my house is in pretty good shape too! Nice way to start out the weekend
As for shopping this week – I am just going to lay it out…I totally blew my budget this week! I did something that I really shouldn’t have done…I shopped just to shop! My pantries and freezers are filled to capacity! I probably have enough to cover meals for the next month or more. But, when four little $5/$30 Publix coupons showed up in my mailbox I just couldn’t resist –tee hee! Of course everything I bought will be used but there was certainly no rush. It is so hard to pass up FREE money!
Laughing Cow Cheese x 4 = $8 (two $1/2 tearpad)
Milk = $3.29
Oscar Mayer Sub Kit = $6.99
Sabra Hummus Large = $3.99 ($1/1 IP)
Athenos Feta x 2 = $2.59
Steak = $6.64
Bananas = $3.23
Tomatoes = $2.18
Spaghetti Squash = $3.12
Right Guard Body Wash x 4 = $1.80 (two $2/2 IP)
Coffee Mate x 2 = $0 (free product coupons)
Bread x 2 = $2.74
Aunt Jemima Syrup x 2 = $3.65
Ovaltine = $4.59 ($1/1 catalina coupon)
Lindsay Olives = 1
Diet Coke x 6 = $24
Sea Cuisine Cod x 2 = $2.70 (two $2/1 IP)
Aunt Jemima Pancakes x2 = $1.79 ($1/2 IP)
California Pizza x 2 = $6.98
Bounty Paper Towels = $8.99 ($1 booklet Q)
Bounty Napkins = $0 (free wyb PQ)
Glad Bags = $5.99
So this week I spent about $88 on groceries. YIKES! But you will notice many of these items are pantry staples that will likely hang out for a few months until I need them. The only things I absolutely needed this week was the milk, bread and veggies. So I could have walked out of the store this week spending less than $15. Instead, I chose to use the free money and additional coupons to stock up on some items while they were a good deal. This is the reason I choose to average out my spending over an entire year. This week I spent double my budget but next week I will probably do very little shopping. It all balances out.
Now, how did you guys do this week? Leave a comment or link to your weekly totals.