Tuesday, February 5, 2013
20 cans of Hunt's Tomato Sauce - $ .50 each = $10.00
4 boxes of Scotties - $ 1.00 each - used $ 1./4 Top's Q and $ 1./4 MQ = $ 2.00
2 International Delight Creamer - $2.00 each - used $ .55/1 IPQ Doubled = $ .90 each or $ 1.80
2 LaChoy Water Chestnuts - $1.00 each = $ 2.00
2 LaChoy Bamboo Shoots - $ 1.00 each = $ 2.00
3 Prego Heart Smart Spaghetti Sauce - 3 for $ 5.00 - used $1./1 MQ = $ 4.00
1 Jello Mix Ins - 3 for $4.00 = $1.34 - used $1./1 Q = $ .34
Received 6% Discount of $ 1.33
Total OOP was $ 20.97.
Then I stopped at Aldi's and purchased:
4 lb. Bag of Navel Oranges - $ 1.49
1 Cantaloupe - $ 1.29
2 Bags of Medium Shrimp - $ 4.99 each = $ 9.98
2 Cans of 100% Orange Juice - $ 1.29 each = $ 2.58
Total OOP was $ 15.34.
I started the month with a grocery budget of $ 200. plus the $ 55.13 left from January totals $ 255.13 minus the $ 36.31 I spent today leaves $ 218.82 for the rest of the month.
Last year, I kept track of what we used all year long so that I would have an idea of what we need to stockpile for a year for we two adults. I determined that I need 144 cans of tomato sauce. I have one #10 can so I picked up 20 cans today. Plus I have 8 more on the shelf. We also need 12 boxes of tissues. I picked up 4 today and I have 8 in my stockpile so there is no need to pay anything for any more for a year. If they are free, I will get them, if not I won't. The water chestnuts and bamboo shoots are all I need for a year also. I need many more creamers but only buy them when I have a coupon and they are on sale. I make the majority of my spaghetti sauce but like to keep 12 jars on the shelf to use when I am rushed. Today I picked up 3 and I have 8 on the shelf so I only need 1 more. The Jello- Mix Ins are to treat my grandson.
Checking my inventory, I have 4 mayonaise and that is all I need for one year. I also have 16 bottles of shampoo. Since we only used 12 last year I have more than plenty. Those things won't be on my list for a very long time.
I am glad that I have extra money this month in the budget since I also plan on a BJ's stockpile trip soon.