Another week, another trip to Sam’s and the grocery store (this time Hy-Vee). . . No coupons this time. We went to the grocery store first. I had planned just to go to the grocery store this week and not Sam’s club. . . then we realized that fruit is way cheaper at Sam’s –> totally worth the trip.
I meal planned for the week with stuff we already had on hand, so we only had to pick up a few things to supplement. Chobani yogurt was on sale 10 for $10 so we picked up a few of those (only to realize at Sam’s they are 97 cents! –> but you don’t get to choose your flavors). Salsa and sour cream to go with quesadilla casserole. Maple sausage to go with Chobani pancakes. And a bag of our favorite frozen garlic cauliflower because we can only find it at Hy-Vee.
–> total spent: 18.81. (5cents off for bringing our own bag!)
Then, off to Sam’s. We usually buy milk but we bought lots last weekend so we really only needed fruit: strawberries, bananas and grapes
–> total spent: 11.94.
So, after 12 days on the challenge: we have $70.76 left to spend (out of $300). The cash in the envelope is working out awesome.
Really helps to know exactly what we are spending and limiting extra purchases.
Scott did a have good idea of maybe splitting the $83 that I spent on Let’s Dish meals over the course of May and June because I bought 4 meals, but we won’t eat them all in May. . . so, if we get short at the end of the month, I might have to think about doing that. I think if it was a normal month of hanging out at home, we would probably be fine. .. but since Memorial Day weekend is coming up –> we always bring lots of snacks and food up to the Lake, so that might be an extra challenge.
- I plan to head back to Cub Foods –> more coupons
- Plan to get fruit, milk and Chobani yogurt at Sam’s
- Continue strategic meal planning that doesn’t require a lot of extra purchases
- I will also be in the cities and Becky suggested checking out Trader Joe’s for good prices. . . I’ll have to be careful there though, impulse buys will be calling my name!