Sunday, January 4, 2015

My Frugal List for this Week and 1st Grocery Shopping Trip of No Spend January 1/4/15

Picture of Snowy Trees -No Spend January

Took back the pants my daughter gave me for Christmas because they were too long (she gave me the receipt).  When I returned them I was able to 3 articles of clothing for the same price.  One of them was another pair of pants that I will still have to hem!

Took part of my birthday money ($50.00) and went to the Salvation Army with my daughter on New Years morning because clothes were 50 % off .  I spent a total of $30.00 on 1 pair of new tennis shoes (tags still on), like new church shoes, and 3 blouses.

I spent another $5.00 of the birthday money on a pair of PJ's for my grandson for next year's Christmas.   They were marked down at Kroger.

Made flour tortillas for the first time, I used this recipe.  It was very easy and they taste very good.  I will use part of them for breakfast burritos and the other part for next week's dinner meal on Friday (I froze them).

Grocery Shopping:

We decided our budget for each week of January will be $30.00 for groceries.  Here is what we spent on groceries this week (there are three adults that live here)

Picture of groceries from Kroger


Lettuce .99
Quilted Northern $3.79
Celery .99
4 kroger cola 12 packs  for $9.00 (not pictured)
Deposit on cola $5.12
Mouthwash $1.47

-returns for bottles $2.30

Coupons Used:
Free Blue Rinse Mouth wash  (came in the mail)
Save $2.00 Bath Tissue (coupon came in the mail)

***  The pop was a big expense but it should last the month.  Since I'm not drinking any, it probably will.

Total -$15.59

Picture of groceries from Aldi's


Navel oranges $1.89
Deli sliced cheese  $2.19  (both cheeses are underneath the bread..)
Extra Sharp cheddar $1.89
Milk  2 gallons @ $ 2.59 each
Half and Half $1.89
Bananas $1.21
Fruit flavored Snacks $3.99
Potato chips  $1.49
Peanut Butter $3.49
Mayonnaise $1.95
Lettuce .59  (made me wish I had went to Aldi's first)
Honey Wheat Bread $1.29

- returns for bottles $1.20

Total  $25.25

Grand Total $40.80- We are $10.80 over this week so I decided that I will put in $10.80 of my birthday money to make it an even $30.00.  I wanted to do this after my husband did this:                         

Picture of pork chops -husband bought them

After we discussed No Spend January and taken inventory of our freezer my husband bought a pack of pork chops ($11.00).  He also bought Koegel's bologna at Sam's (3 packs for $10.00- grocery stores are usually $5.00 a pack).  Both of these were bought with his birthday money.  Sweet man.

You might be also interested in reading:

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No Spend January Challenge (the rules)

This post has been linked to The Art of Homemaking Mondays at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth, I visit The Prudent Homemaker, Thrifty Thursday Link Party at The Thrifty Couple, Thrifty Thursday Link Party at Living Well,Spending Less, The Home Acre Hop at Our Simple Life, Thrifty Thursday at Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies. From the Farm Blog Hop at The Homestead Hippy, Financially Savvy Saturday at Vickie's Kitchen and Garden.

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