Yesterday,we went to SAFEWAYS and the dollar store. I had a four dollars off forty electronic coupon. Taking advantage of five dollar Friday deals and the fact that pork loin roast was 2.29' a pound. I spent just a little more than the forty dollars.,
Apples were a buck, I splurged and got jalapeño bread and cheese was five bucks, olive oil was BOGO.
Pork loin was my stock meat for the week. But, I also got 4 dozen eggs, cheese, American cheese, and sox steaks.
I filled the empty spaces in the pantry with canned goods.
My husband went to Costco and got pop corn . A small jar was over five dollars at SAFEWAYS, a giant jar was six at Costco. Some things are just a lot better buy at Costco.
I am over budget this week by a few dollars. I was under last month. I did get a lot of staple things. Next week will even it out.
Know your prices
Take advantage of sales
Buy in proportion to what your family will eat in a timely manner.
Plan meals. -- even a rough idea of the main dish for a week will help a lot.
Have a few emergency menus on the shelf to pick up when things go wrong and your attention is directed in another endeavor. Last week, my identity was stolen and we tracked down a package that was delivered to us by mistake. Stuff happens! Be prepared. It saves going for take out.
Use coupons judiciously. If they are for something you normally buy, it's a bargain. I can save about sox dollars a week if I get a good coupon sale. It doesn't always happen. I'm not willing to spend forty hours a week couponing to buy a closet full of soda pop. I am, however, willing to spend a few minutes to get ten percent or more off my food budget.
We all like the work free.
Last week, we out a lot of stuff out for free. We got a umbrella stand for the deck table and a sox pack of expensive juice for free.
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