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Feed a family of 4 for $100 a week
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Here is my grocery list along with prices this time for my $100 grocery week. I have a family of 4 w/two of the four being teenagers, so I can assure you, this works! And it feels good to stay on a budget. For us right now, it's a necessity. We are working on getting out of debt, so it's super important for me to stay on budget.
Today I shopped in town again...Dollar Tree, Grocery Outlet, and Food 4 Less. Here is my list, if you want to copy it or use it as a guide. Mind you, no coupons this week. My total cost...$99.31

Dollar Tree
aluminum foil
glass plus
panty liners
kotex light days
scented candle jar
sunsation dish liquid
personna razors (womens)
facial wipes (makeup remover)
scented kitchen garbage bags
lint roller
8 pack AAA batteries
facial tissue
jar of kosher baby dills
Total w/tax...$13.99

Grocery Outlet
Whole grain cheez-its 1.69
Betty Crocker dark chocolate brownie mix 1.49
2 small boxes malt o meal honey scooter cereal 2/1.00
Lays bbq stax chips .99
64 oz apple raspberry juice 1.89 + .10 crv
64 oz Orchard ruby red juice 1.89 +.10 crv
1 container iodized salt .50
C&H sugar 2.79
Goodlife adult cat food 1lb 1.99
Emerald mixed nuts 3.99
1 lb long grain rice .69
Oreo double stuff cookies 1.99
29 oz can tomato sauce .99
1 bunch green onions .50
3 pack hearts of romaine 1.99
3 lbs bananas 1.99
Plastic tub green grapes 2 lbs 2.99
3 lbs small fuji apples 2.99
2 lb bag of carrots 1.49
plastic container small roma tomatoes on vine 1.99
2 lbs frozen tilapia fillets 6.99
1 lb ground beef 2.99
3 lbs frozen boneless skinless chicken breast 5.99
2 small boxes of green giant frozen white corn .99 each
large bag frozen organic green beans 2.99
2 cans frozen paradise punch .99 each
8 oz colby jack cheese 1.99
1 gal 2% milk 3.29
Tropicana orange juice 1.99
1 bag mixed easter minis (snickers, twix) 1.99
12 pack northern double rolls toilet paper 5.99
Total w/tax $74.86

Food 4 Less
bottle vegetable oil 2.28
Store brand coffee creamer large container 2.18
store brand coffee filters .88
1 dozen eggs .98
6 pack store brand paper towels 3.76
Total w/tax 10.46

Grand total for week $99.31

If you're trying to stay on a strict grocery budget, a great tip is to carry only cash. I go to the bank before I shop and take out my money for the week. This includes my $100 for groceries, my gas money for the week, and my "fun" money for the week...which in my case is simply a $20 bill. That can be used for anything from a Starbucks treat to a great clearance rack item or to supplement my food budget or gas budget.

You have to give yourself a little something each week for fun money or it will be harder to stick to your budget. $20 may not be much, but it's like that piece of chocolate when you're dieting....cures the craving. In this case, the spending crave! It's a little something to reward yourself with. Believe me, it works, so do it!

Hope my list helps anyone out there who may need it! Hang in there! You can do it!!

Until next Friday, happy budgeting! :)

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anthony002 commented on Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM

And if your car needs an oil change, jiffy lube is running an online coupon.

$26.99 for a standard oil change over on North Main. just don't let them sell you more stuff.


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