Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ham is for pizza tonight. Yum!
There is one loaf of Aldi's bread not pictured because we fed that to the ducks at the zoo this morning. Nessie is there, if you get a chance to stop by it is quite impressive.
Okay so a grand total of $453.32 for the 28 days. We did finish paying for our part of a cow this month but didn't eat any yet so I didn't figure that in. I figure the money we "saved" this month covers that expense. So $3.32 over, not to bad!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Round 1: cost $3.66, gave me 14 $2 Catalina's a profit of $24!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Round 2: got 2 more $2 Catalina's. Cost $13.07 after using 15 Catalina's. And yes they made me do 16 different transactions. At least the girl in line behind me was nice because it took a while. I actually put one cat in before it scanned so I lost one but it was about the 13th transaction and didn't really care about the 2 bucks right then and there.
So we feast once again! The cookies are a peace offering to the hubby, they cost $4.49 !!!!! This man is so easy to please but don't mess with his Sunday afternoon tuna fish sandwich, which I did, oops. We were out of lettuce and tomato today at lunch, a crime in the tuna fish sandwich world:D
Grand total of $16.73 bring us to $442.16 for the month so far.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday: .88 on a bag of corn for taco soup
Friday: $11.52 on a chicken so we can still rotate our meats next week.
Saturday: $17.77 3 loaves of bread and 3 dozen eggs
I should count another $5, but I'm not going too. Tuesday I slothed off and didn't make the hubby a lunch so he had to eat out.
There goes another $30.17
Grand total of $425.43
$25 bucks for the next 8 days. I snuck a peek at next weeks ad and am waiting until Sunday to get produce. It is amazing that it's been over two weeks that I bought anything fresh, a produce run is NEEDED.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States' Capital this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capital. A search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable. (Thanks to my facebook friends!)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here is the list of the rest of last weeks spending.
Family Fare: $9 (one last time- 2 juices, salt, the dishwasher detergent Sharon told me about, yet another pineapple)
Orchard $10 (1/2 bushel of honey crisps and 1/2 bushel of Jonagold)
Health Store $45 (3 loaves bread, 2 dozen eggs, dari-free powder, yogurt, children's multi vitamin)
Costco $48 (chicken sausages, ham, nitrate free hot dogs, cheese, breakfast sausages, french bread)
Papa Murphy's Pizza $15 (the hubby made me do it, it didn't take to much persuasion though after spending the afternoon doing leaves)
Family Fare (yes again) $4 (tortillas and foil pans for bring a few meals to someone who had a baby a while back)
That brings this half of the month spending to $395.26. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Seriously I need some intervention! I guess accepting that you have a problem is the first step to recovery right:)!
Here's a little math justification for you.
$600 a month average, 6 people in the family, 30 days in a months= $3.33 a person a day or just over $1.10 a meal. That makes me feel a little better. Take that McDonalds dollar menu!
$450 a month GOAL, 6 people, 30 days= $2.50 a day or .83 per meal.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Last night one more stop at Family Fare acquired us 3 more pineapples, 3 more spices and 2 more grape juices. $7.16
Today: six transactions at Meijer got us six laundry detergents. $11.46 out of pocket plus I have 3 off my next purchase for next time. It come out to less than 5 cents a load.
Then we have the co-op that comes every eight weeks. My total was $157.24, half which I will count in this months total.
24 -1 lb. bags of brown rice pasta
25 lbs of sucanat (if you click on the photo of the Sucanat you'll see that it is brown, the bag ripped, makes you wonder how they get white sugar white.)
organic gummy worms, free of dyes and chemicals
organic root beer barrels
30 fruit leathers
1 lb of organic cinnamon
That brings our total to $264.26. (day 9)
Monday, November 2, 2009
The Family Fare Stores are doubling coupons today and tomorrow!!
$1.69 for the Welch's (I love me some grape juice but never buy it at 4 bucks a bottle)
$1 for a pineapple
$1.39 for a box of tea
$.79 for a 4 pack of yogurt
spices (cinnamon, chili powder, and pepper)
2 of the 3 dark chocolate snickers
single serve yogurt
I hope to go later to get some more free spices and $1 pineapples and more juice. Yippee for double coupon days!!!
Total for the month $167.02