I celebrated Innaguration Day by boosting the economy at the grocery store.
We are like everyone else and are trying to tighten our belt buckles. So, to do my part, I am going to attempt to spend only $300 a month on groceries. $150 every two weeks. This will not be easy, but I'm up to the challenge. I will post my savings each month to keep track of how I do. (I will also occasionally post pictures, but not today. I was totally wiped out when I got home after battling all the snowbirds for cans of cheap Chunky Soup! I've got to remember to go shopping after 6pm when they're all in bed!)
Last night, I hit Albertsons, twice. My first trip, I spent $45 on $113 worth of groceries for a savings of 60%. Then I came home, printed off some more coupons and sent Clinton back where he spent $9 on $40 worth of groceries...78% off! FABOO!
Today, I went to Fry's. It took FOREVER, but it was worth it. I spent $94 on $233 worth of groceries...60% off. I also decided to give CVS a try. I have heard really good things about figuring out how to work the Bonus Bucks. I purchased seven 12 packs of Pepsi Products which came to $21. (Dave will be so happy! Finally...some Diet Pepsi!) I used my $5 bonus buck coupon, which brought the total to $16. My receipt printed out a $10 bonus bucks coupon. So, the seven cases actually cost only $6...total.
My total....$154. Not Bad. Will it last us for two weeks? I'll let you know....