Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Learning to Grocery Shop

Okay-- I don't mean literally... I just mean.. I'm learning to grocery shop--- SMART!

I have been reading a lot about couponing and about getting good deals at the store. I have been talking to people about what they do, how much their weekly bill is, etc. Friday-- I felt like I had a game plan. I was ready! I typically make a grocery list on Thursdays and clip coupons on Friday that center around the grocery list, but this week... I clipped coupons and then centered my grocery list around that! 

See-- when I say I clip coupons, I mean I clip coupons I NEED, NOT coupons that are going to get me 49 shampoos. Not that there's anything wrong with people who do that, but I don't have the space.. and I don't have the time to purchase that many of one item, haha! So, I clip coupons just to save money on my weekly grocery list. Period.

So, this week, I purchased things to make: 

green bean casserole
7 layer taco dip

(We have 5 meals a week, but I had a Digorno pizza in the fridge and we have tons of leftovers, so those were going to occupy 2 days! :))

I also purchased things to bake a cake for a friend's birthday, protein shakes for our breakfast in the morning, orange juice, milk, bananas, apples, and oranges.

And guess what our bill came to??


I'm not sure what all of you readers spend a week or bi-weekly, but for us.. that was knocking at least $50.00 off our usual bill!!

I'm so proud :)

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