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I think the longer we keep up with the challenge, the easier it is becoming. It is just standard to check the fridge, pantry and freezer and meal plan before going to the grocery store. I am much more thoughtful about my purchases with regard to what we are planning on eating that week. While it is becoming easier, it is still a challenge! We made 2 trips this weekend, Sam’s Club and Cub Foods.
Typical haul at Sam’s Club: fruit (raspberries and strawberries), frozen fruit (for smoothies), eggs and milk. Total spent: $29.45
Cub Foods. Mostly staples and stocking up on sale items. Total spent: $50.05
-–> Scott went by himself, forgot to use cash, but was super proud of the fact that he saved 28%.
And now we have $142.30 left for the rest of July. About right for being halfway through the month.
We are headed up to the Lake for a week at the end of July to hang out with some friends, so I am a little nervous about extra spending that might happen around that time. I am already trying to meal plan and dessert plan ahead of time, so I can be prepared and stay within budget. I am already planning on making Special K bars thanks to Melanie for putting the thought in my head.
As always, any suggestions for saving money is appreciated!! And have you ever had Special K bars?? I think I will have to do a post on them to share their awesome-ness with the blog world.