Well, I did the last of my shopping for this month's challenge. This has been a hard week. We have had doctor and therapy appointments every day. We have eaten out fast food twice with coupons, but I still count this a huge success.
This week's shopping ~
Sam's Club ~
spinach, strawberries, cherry tomatoes,two heads of lettuce, two containers organic ketchup, big bag of carrots, 10 pound bag of potatoes, big bag of corn chips, red grapes, green grapes, Total ~ $52.12
big bag of cheese, two jars of spaghetti sauce, bag of dog food, two tubs of Smart Balance margarine with coupons, bananas, two bags of candy corn, Total ~ $28.24
Grand total for this week $80.36
Grand total for the month~ $322.92 Hooray!
Reflections ~ I am very low on food and ideas. Right now I feel like getting through the next 6 days is going to be really hard. Hopefully, I will get some inspiration soon to make the next few days easy going. My savings really came from making my own cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. Also, the kids did not miss juice at all. I was surprised about that. Amazing Savings (dent and scratch store) is very helpful to me, savings-wise, while the local Ingles is not. My "emergency" trip to Ingles produced very little food for almost $30. I will continue shopping this way but will increase the amount to $100 a week so I can take advantage of sales and stock up a bit.