I sent Ronnie to the grocery store Thursday on his way home from work.
Let's be real, I'm not dragging three kids to the store in single digit weather if I don't have to.
It was a trade off. I gave Ronnie my nice frugal list knowing full well that he would pick up some extra items. It's OK. It happens.
Here's what he picked up:
4 gallons of white milk (sale price $2.99 each)
1 gallon of chocolate milk (sale price $2.99)
2 loaves of bread
2 loaves of deli Italian bread ($0.98 each)
8 one pound butters (sale price $1.88 each)
And the extra: 3 bags of chips, 3 packs of Mountain dew, 1 box of Little Debbie brownies, and 1 tub of french onion dip.
Total spent: $68.66 ($27.00 over what I had planned on spending).
This months grand total spent: $249.91.
I'm almost $50 above my goal, but still not to shabby for a family of five for an entire month.
All in all, I'm really pleased with this challenge. I've used up quite a bit of food in the freezer and pantry and I've been able to rearrange some things so I can actually see what I have in there.
I'm marking this one a success!
Check out good(cheap)eats to see how others did with their challenge.