I went to ShopRite on Saturday night and I forgot my calculator. I was so worried I was spending too much that I kept putting things back. Maybe I should NOT bring my calculator because I only spent $18.74 for $64.21 worth of groceries.
Then I went to Pathmark and spent $12.54 for $63.95 worth of groceries. The Ronzoni, batteries, toilet paper & fabric softener were all FREE.
I will still be running over to Costco for milk, Craisins ($3.00 off coupon), salad dressing (I have fallen in love with this blueberry dressing they have) and romaine lettuce. That will only run me around $22.00 for a grand total of around $54.00 which is $21.00 under budget. After the last 2 weeks and this week I am $63.00 under budget for the month so far.
The good thing is my stockpile is back to what it was before the summer ran it dry. It was so nice to “shop” in my pantry today when I went to visit my daughter at school. I was able to fill up 2 bags of goodies to bring to her and it didn’t even make a dent in my stockpile items.