We figured it out and we only spent $50 this week on groceries. I don't know how this happened but it's pretty neat! We still seem to have enough in the fridge so we are good till sometime next week.
My best deal this week was at Dollar General with their clearance sale. Not all of it was food but I wanted to show you what I bought. I only managed to buy a couple of things that were on sale because the shelves were mostly bare. The store opened at 9:00 and I was there by 9:15 and the parking lot was empty. I think they just didn't have a lot to start out with.
You got some great deals there. We are only buying bare necessities because we have a contract on a smaller house. It has much less storage so we need to eat down the stockpile.
Yes it's very rare for us to go that low...I really think we got too busy to shop. Congratulations on your smaller house. Your saving a lot before you even get there.
Vickie well done and that is the way to do it is pick up whatever we use and can on special to reduce our grocery expenditure.
The meat and other specials we are continuing to find so we decided to stock our meat freezer right up again so we don't have to buy meat for some time now apart from bacon in the 12th of this month. Being a fair way away from shops here about 30 mins drive each way we combine errands to save on fuel costs.
This week we found rump steak on special for $9 kg and bought a small whole small sliced rump instead of $23 a kilo and the same price of minced beef here, and 2kg champagne leg ham on special for $9.99kg instead of $17 kg. We saved all up $68.35 on usual prices.
- In groceries we picked up discounted wheat biscuits, grapes, oranges, capsicums and hot dog rolls saving $6.36 on usual prices.
Not groceries also but purchased from our medical supplies budget we found on special 1 x 400 ml bottle of 20 vol 6% peroxide, 3 x 200 pk of multivitamins, 2 x 80 pk probiotics and 2 x 40 pk of fabric bandaids saving $35.55 on usual prices. We combined this trip with a my birthday and our anniversary lunch in a larger town too.
Hope everyone found great specials this week to top up on :).
I accidentally deleted your comment...but I copied and pasted it before it went away.
We are so close to everything that I would have to make a list everyday if I had to go too far...I'm very forgetful. You did really well in savings on your groceries. That is one thing I need to get rolling on again -medicine supplies. They go very fast. Have a great night Vickie
Vickie don't think you are the only one who makes lists I do too on every shopping trip and even number the errands :).
A very wise older friend of ours says, and I admit it is true, is that we use more paper as we get older to make lists for everything.
In fact I have had many comments from fellow female shoppers who have noticed our shopping lists with prices beside it and a total down the bottom (no surprises on totals here), and thought how wonderful is that. Many times this has led to them asking us how to stock their pantries cheaply and why we buy large packets instead of small for the two of us and our reply is it is cheaper per unit price and if we are flooded in we will have food at home too.
The wonderful conversations you can have with people in grocery stores is amazing :).
Have a great week.
Mother had a list of what to do each day on her table. She never missed anything that's for sure.
I love that you have lists with prices too! That's a great idea and that's something I need to do for sure.
Being prepared for any natural disaster is key. Isn't amazing how many people that don't do that? Organization though is being worked on here. Have a great week too Lorna
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