Stock-Up Purchases in February
8 cans of tuna (.50/ea. at King Sooper - paid with free gift card)
8 lb. ham (.99/lb at King Sooper - paid with free gift card)
3lb. (6 packages) cream cheese ($1/ea. at King Sooper - paid with free gift card)
8 jars Ragu spaghetti sauce (.69 each at King Sooper - paid with free gift card)
4 boxes (12 oz) Ronzoni thin spaghetti (.19 each at King Sooper - paid with free gift card)
$12.99 for shredded cheddar, 5lb. (Costco)
$ 6.73 for rolled oats (.69/lb. Sprouts) My oat storage bucket is re-filled!
$ 8.55 for raisins (1.99/lb at Sprouts)
$ 6.29 for chocolate (M&M's, $1.50/12oz. bag, on sale and w/coupon at Walgreens)
$ 2.46 for Nutella (thee jars, .82 each after sale (Target) and coupon, price matched at Walmart)
$ 9.00 for Spam ($1.50/can after sale and coupon at Safeway)
$ 4.00 for Libby's canned vegetables - corn, green beans and peas (.25/can at Albertsons)
$ .98 for 12oz. bags of oyster crackers (.49/ea. at Albertsons)
$ 1.18 for 2 bottles of barbecue sauce (.59/ea. at Albertsons)
$ 60.07 Total Spent on Stock-Up Items
When I do the math, it shows that I spent about $16.50 each week on things we used week-to-week - milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, or items we needed for the weekly menu (this past week I bought pepperoni and cottage cheese for calzones, for example.) Some of that was cash, some was the credit at King Sooper. Overall, I think it was a pretty good month.
|I have lots of wheat berries (and a mill), so I've been baking our bread.|
Planned Stock-ups for March
March is the only month I ever buy corned beef, because it's the only time I ever find it on sale (for St. Patrick's Day). I am hoping the price will be good this year but if not, we will go without. It is also generally a great month for sales on cabbage and potatoes. Cabbage is good in so many things, and it keeps well in the crisper drawer, so I will buy as much as I feel I can reasonably store. With Easter at the beginning of April, March will also probably be a good month for stocking baking supplies as needed, as well as ham. The price of butter seems to be going down a little, so I am hoping that a sale and coupon will net something close to $1 per pound.
I ended February with $61.68 still in the grocery budget. This is due to having the store credit from King Sooper for transferring prescriptions. Our grocery budget is $180 per month, but if I get something like that King Sooper credit, it is in addition to the $180, and helps me stock up or get us a special something now and then. All this means that I'm starting March with $241.68 in the grocery budget, plus I still have approximately $23 credit at King Sooper to spend. I'm hoping for some good prices on beef, though that is not typical of March - we shall see!
|homemade blueberry-almond muffins with coconut sugar|