Saturday, May 28, 2011

adding on....

I'm adding on to my challenge. Our grocery bill is out of control! While I'm loving the Extreme Couponing tv show on TLC, I don't want 100 tubes of toothpaste. Or a ton of junk food stock piled for my family. I'm super picky about the type of products I buy. So my add on goal is still to coupon more, but only for products we use and need. Also to cut at least $200.00 out of our grocery expense.

I'm also going to try to get full grocery's twice a month with fillers in between for perishables. To help me do this, I've made out a dinner list for two weeks and bought items I'll need for those dinners. I've also started a spreadsheet divided into sections to see just where in the store I'm spending the most money. This will help me know where I really need to try to save more. The bulk of my bill is in fresh fruits, veggies, dairy and meats. We eat a ton of fresh fruit and veggies, which is great. However, I'm sure I can find good deals on that as well as boxed foods.

So for this weeks shopping I spent a grand total of $340.43 for my family of 5. ( and 2 dogs)
I was only able to save with coupons $13.12, and a total of in store savings of $80.51.

We'll see what next week brings. My goal is to only spend $60.00 on perishables.

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