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Final Pantry Challenge Shopping Trips (Grocery Geek)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 29, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Grocery Geek | 19 Comments
I did reduce my grocery budget significantly, but there were some downsides to not shopping like normal. I’ll share more about that in my Pantry Challenge Wrap-Up tomorrow.
However, I did get more practice in being a more methodical shopper this month. I checked the ads more carefully. I stayed away from Costco wherever possible. And I got some practice on shopping with coupons again. I’d let that habit slide a little over the last year.
Here’s what I bought in the final week of my Pantry Challenge shopping:
Oats were $1.88 for 42 ounces and bacon was $2.50 a package. I had dollar coupons for all 7 items. I also bought a few other things and ended up spending $9.
I cruised the clearance aisle at Ralphs and found some markdowns on bread, cheese, produce, and chocolate. I also bought the things that we “had to have.” I spent $53. Also hiding in here are some CVS purchases. I spent ECBs on those.
So, out of the $95 I had left to spend, I spent $62 at these stores. I have $20 cash left and I paid the kids for allowances and lost teeth with the other $13. We’re done.
And true confessions: I went shopping for next week a day or two early because I just couldn’t stand it any longer. Don’t hate me.
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