No hockey isn’t the topic of this post and I truthfully have no idea how the game is played. Perhaps I should ask my readers for some tips on the great Canadian Sport and maybe visit a game one day in Toronto,Ontario.
Yet Another week is upon us which means more money-saving in the grocery budget, so we hope. Let’s see how creative we can be with the rest of our budget. I think we’ve done well this month especially keeping away from any convenience foods. It can be difficult to do because we come to rely on quick meals but now we have to meal plan and think ahead. We now have chives, spring onions,rhubarb,lettuce and mint in the garden that we have been using daily.
What else are we growing?
We have tomatos, green peppers,radishes,figs,spinach,parsely,raspberries and swiss chard growing in our garden as well.
I hope to blog about how we make our family meal plan shortly but for the most part we take into consideration sales,coupons, pantry items, freezer items and fresh veg. Obviously I’ll go into more detail but for now it’s a learning phase with us just like budgeting was the past few years. It can be done it you put your mind to it, and that’s what we are doing.
Weekly Grocery Budget $64 x 3 weeks a month $190
Our Weekly Budget is $64 however we had $0.55 left from the week earlier so we can potentially spend $64.55 this week with next week being a no-shop week. The no-shop week can be the hardest especially if there is a sale but simply forgetting about the flyers makes sticking to the budget that much easier. This week our best score was all the meat that we got reduced as it’s not often to find steaks 30% off.
If you haven’t played The Grocery Game Challenge yet click here for the rules but I’ll warn you.. it’s very easy! You can join at any time throughout the month… all I want to see is that people are saving and being mindful of their budget!
Don’t forget while making up your shopping list to match up the deals in the flyers with coupons you might have and design your meal plan around what’s in your pantry. You can check out the coupon match ups for the week May 18-24 here compliments of Save Big Live Better for Canadian Budget Binder.
Before you know it the end of the month will be here and another WINNER will be chosen… don’t delay play today… your budget will thank-you! I know ours does!
6x Sale $1.88 Schneiders Sausages = $11.28
Total Oop= $11.28
Shoppers Drug Mart
4x Neilson Cream Sale $0.99
2x Everyday Peanuts Sale $2.49
Total Oop= $9.59
10x Olymel hotdogs Sale 3/$5.00- $0.50 peelies on each pkg =$10.50
2x bath poofs $0.97 each
2x crest mouthwash $1.00-$1.00 coupons
2x Crest Floss-2x FPC wub Crest mouthwash (brandsaver coupons)
Total Coupons Used this week $14.96
Total Spent Oop- $34.85
$64.55-$34.85=$29.70 left to spend this week.
So tell me What your best score of the week is?
- The Grocery Game Challenge April 30-May 6-Coupon Savings! (canadianbudgetbinder.com)
- The Grocery Game Challenge-May 7-13 What’s Your Savings? (canadianbudgetbinder.com)
- The Grocery Game Challenge-May14-20 Sweeping Up Savings!! (canadianbudgetbinder.com)