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Grocery Geek Presents: $35 Left!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 23, 2010 @ 2:24 am In Grocery Geek,Uncategorized | 20 Comments

{the camera went MIA yesterday afternoon while I was at the store. Pretend you see a photo of my groceries here.}

I think we’re going to make it, folks. I’ve got $35 left in my grocery envelope and we’re set on milk, cheese, produce, etc until Wednesday when I make my OAMC Shopping trip. I’m amazed that we did so well this month on the Eat from the Pantry Challenge [3].

I was even more amazed when the checker at Henry’s told me my total was $9.92! I got 4 chicken breasts, 10 pounds of potatoes, 1 1/2 pounds of broccoli crowns, cilantro, green onions, roma tomatoes, and 2 avocados. Nothing purchased with coupons, nothing processed, no junk food. Just goes to show you what you can do with loss leaders [4].

Over at Walmart I scored four bottles of red wine vinegar for $.76 each. They had little hang tags good or $1 off. How’s that for keeping my eyes peeled for coupons [5]?

Going back to envelopes [6] has been extremely eye-opening for me. We’ve cut our grocery spending in half — at least by paying in cold hard cash (as opposed to the debit card). It’s a little more work, but hopefully a little more rewarding in the bank account.

How are doing with your grocery spending these days? Are there any changes you’d like to make in this new year?


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