Can we stick to the Grocery Budget February 2012 Week 2?

Weekly Grocery Game

We did pretty good last week considering it was our first week playing our Grocery Game.

The Grocery Game is something we play to bring down the total out of pocket in our monthly Grocery Budget. We challenge ourselves to stick to a budget without giving in to temptation, although temptation sometimes gets the best of us.

The tough part is figuring out which week will be our no shop week. One week out of every month we are going to be staying home and doing ZERO shopping. This could prove difficult for us but this is what the challenge is all about.

Perhaps I will have to come up with a solution for instance maybe not opening the grocery flyers and tossing them to the bin. I don’t know, that sounds pretty harsh if you ask me. Who know’s what deals we could miss.

Well this weeks shop is fairly straight forward; Budget $64.26

Zehrs

  • We wandered around the store but didn’t find anything so we left empty-handed. The store is up the road from our house so we pop in every once in a while to see if there are any 50% off pink stickers. If you shop at Zehrs you’ve seen those beautiful Pink stickers.

Metro

  • Olymel Chicken Chunkies and fillets 2/$10.00 (save $5.98)-$2.00 x 2 coupons=$6.00
  • Total OOP (Out of Pocket)= $6.00
Metro Shop #2
  • Olymel Chicken Chunkies 2/$10.00 save ($5.98)- 5.00 coupons =$5.00
  • Total OOP= $5.00
  • We also look around for new coupons as it is the start of a new month. New Smart Source Coupons typically come out at the end of the month or start of the month at Metro.

Found some New Coupons Metro:

  • Save $1.00 on Kraft Amooza twists exp April 30,2012
  • Save $1.00 on Astro Greek Yogurt exp Sept 30,2012
  • save $1.00 on McCain Harvest Splendour Medleys exp  May 31,2012
  • Save $0.75 on any one V8 Fusion Beverage exp June 30,2012
  • Save $0.50 on Bick’s 50% less salt product exp April 30,2012

Food Basics

  • Mushrooms- $0.88 x1=$0.88
  • 2x club packs of Chicken Thighs $23.27-$11.00 Store coupons=$12.27
  • Natrel Milk Sale $4.99 x2- 2x $1.00 coupons =$7.98
  • 3lbs of Lean Ground Veal -$13.38-6.00 Store coupons=$7.38
  • Axe Body-wash x2 Sale $2.99-$4.00 red plum coupons= $2.76
  • Total OOP=$31.27

Found some New Coupons at Food Basics:

  • Save $1.00 when you buy any 2 Campbell’s Ready to use Broths (900ml) or Condensed Low Fat Cream Soups ( 284ml)
  • Save $0.75 on Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express
  • Save $1.00 off a 24 pack of PARTY CUBES

Freshco

  • Oasis Juice – Sale $2.88 x2- $1.00 coupon x2=$3.76
  • Cinnamon Pops- Sale $2.99 x1- $2.50 coupon=$0.49
  • Sponge Towels 8′s- Sale $3.97 x1-$1.50 coupon=$ 2.47
  • Cherry Tomatoes- Sale $0.99 =$0.99
  • Rice Krispie Granola Bars- Sale $1.99-$2.00 coupon=FREE
  • Spinach- Sale $0.99 x2 =$1.98
  • Total OOP=$10.45 includes tax

Found some New Coupons at Freshco:

  • Save $0.75 on any 1L carton of Natrel Organic Fine Filtered Milk
  • Save $0.75 on any 4L bag or 2L carton of Natrel Lactose Free Milk
Shoppers Drug Mart
  • 3x Neilson Cream $1.99=$5.97
  • 2x International Delight Sale $1.99-.75=$2.48
  • Received- Spend $10.00 get a card with a pin you can enter online to win one of 3 prizes of 3 millions Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points worth over $5000.00 each.
  • Total OOP- $8.45
Found some New Coupons at Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Save $2.00 on Go Fresh Dove Body Wash
  • Save $2.00 on any Dove Visible Care Body Wash
  • Save $2.00 on Bath Retreat Sugar Kiss products
  • Save $3.00 on Pepcid Complete
  • Save $3.00 on Benylin Extra Strength Muscle and Phlegm product
  • Save $3.00 on any tylenol Complete Cold, Cough and Flu product
Did we meet our Target in this weeks edition of the Grocery Game?

Grand Total Out of Pocket (OOP)-$61.17

Amount to Spend:$64.26-$61.27

  • We are under Budget this week by: $2.99 :-)

Total Coupons used $53.46 :-)

How well did you do this week with your Grocery Budget?

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Mr. CBB
I’m from the UK and now a recent permanent resident in Canada. I bought my first house at the age of 21 after University then my second at the age of 24. I’ve always been fascinated with personal finance, savings, learning to make money and watch it grow while combating debts along the way. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where I get to share my experiences with personal finance and learn about yours along the way. I hope you stick around and check me out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest where I am active on all social media sites. Cheers, Mr.CBB
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Comments

  1. Teresa Wickens says:

    not a big spend this one because I was pretty stocked up
    so i got axe price matched rcss 2 for 6.00 2 coupons paid 1.00 each
    metro olymil chicken wings 2 for 10.00 2 x 2.50 coupon….5.00 for 2
    bread 1.89 save 75 cents from insert 1.04
    juice boxes oasis 3x 3.49 = free with 3x fpc
    milk 3.49
    eggs X 2 =4.98….1.00 off = 3.98

    should have been around 54.00 before sales and coupons
    total after sales and coupons 17.20

    used some of that budget that was left over to take the kids to the movies…I know i should have rolled it over but the weather was yucky and it seemed like a good idea at the time…was able to go and still have money to spare

  2. Teresa Wickens says:

    i think this forum is great

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