February is here and it’s time to put together our weekly grocery challenge. What we hope to accomplish is to stick to our budget as best we can. This year we are challenging ourselves to shop only 3 weeks out of the month to save money.
Granted there are weeks where we find exceptional deals and buy in bulk but hopefully blogging about it will help keep us under control.
We don’t often purchase anything at regular price so you are safe to assume it was on sale or reduced in price.
Grocery Budget=$192.78/3= $64.26 a week to spend on groceries!
It’s possible we may go over budget with the Shoppers Drug Mart Bonus event and a couple of great shopping deals but let’s see how well we make out.
Week of February 1st Grocery List:
Spend $50.00 get 8000 Shoppers Optimum points January 30-February 3, 2012.
1 FPC Tampax
1 FPC Alberto
Neilson Cream x1
Cafe Inspirations x1
Total after coupons and tax= $16.70 plus we made 8510 Optimum Points worth just over $10.00 on regular redemption day.
Total after coupons, taxes and points earned $6.70
Used $52.48 in coupons
$64.26-$6.70= $57.56 left to spend
Water 24′s x4
Red Delicious Apples x1lb
Pillers 1lb mixed Sandwich Meats x8
Total after coupons and tax $33.77
Used $19.50 in coupons
$57.56-$33.77=$23.79 left to spend
Sugar 2kg x4 PM Freshco
Sponge Towels x1-Price Match Zehrs
Colgate Toothpaste x10
1x 2lb carrots $1.00
2x Oral B Floss Free when you buy Crest Pro Health Mouthwash
2x Crest Pro Health Mouthwash Travel
Total Spent after coupons and tax- $14.39-$5.00 Kelloggs Promo Gift Card =$9.39
Used $27.21 in coupons
Olymel Chicken x4
Total Spent after coupons $11.96 Used $8.00 in coupons
$11.96-$14.40=$2.44 left to spend
Total Spent $5.46
$5.46-$2.44= we spent $3.02 over our budget!
Total coupons used this week:$108.94
Total Spent- $67.28
That’s not too bad for us. I’m sure we really didn’t need the dip, bad choice but we bought it. We are now on day 3 of not smoking so everything looks good to us. We have to be mindful of this trap!
How well did your grocery shop go this week? Did you stick to budget?
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