Spring is here!
Which got me thinking…
Summer is just around the corner, and with it come all sorts of fun (and usually expensive) activities.
BBQs, weekend getaways, lunches on sunny patios across the city…
To prepare my budget for the fun ahead, this month I challenge myself to spend only $200 on groceries and household items this month.
That’s only $50 per week!
Our typical grocery budget is $300 to $350 per month. We also add an additional $20 for household items like toilet paper, bleach, etc.. We try to eat organic whenever possible, so it makes grocery shopping pretty expensive.
With luck, I’ll have a nice stash of cash left over at the end of the month for concerts, hiking trips and more!
I started my challenge today, with trips to my neighborhood Albertson’s and QFC.
Here is a picture of my haul:
The retail price for all of this (without discounts and coupons) would have been $75.87.
Total spent: $27.85!
Not bad for a new couponer ay?
The Starbucks Refreshers were FREE with a coupon from this weeks newspaper.
The Bayer Advanced retails for $4.50. I bought it for $.25!
The SeaPak coconut shrimp retails for $8.40 EACH, and I purchased them each for $2.20. They were buy 1 get 1 free with a $1.00 coupon that doubled to $2.00 off.
oranges, bananas and milk
Do you clip coupons?