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Feeding your family of 4 for $100 a week
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Wow it has been a long day! My shopping is done, so I have my final numbers. Unfortunately, I went over budget by $11.81!! There are two reasons for this, and take note...
1)I brought my kids with me! They had dentist's appointments this morning in Modesto, so they had to accompany me to Winco.
2)I didn't have time to make a list! Just the one running around in my head! And you know how I told you that will go.
On the bright side, where I blew my budget was in the produce section of all places! Perhaps it was the 17 pound watermelon my kids begged for? Or all the extra fruit they just "had to have" this week? Well, if you're gonna blow your budget, better for it to be on veggies and fruit! I can feel good about that! Onto my results...

Winco...My one stop shopping today.

1 gal 2% milk
7 yoplait yogurts
2lbs Kraft medium cheddar cheese
1 12oz pkg of Lite string cheese
1 dozen eggs

2lbs frozen tilapia fillets
3lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 can frozen Welch's grape juice
1 can frozen oj (store brand)
1 can frozen fruit punch (store brand)
1 12 pack popsicles

1 nearly 18lb watermelon (the culprit in my overspending!!) :)
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 head romaine lettuce
1 bunch green onions
1 white onion
5 roma tomatoes
2 lbs carrots
1 bunch celery
2 bell peppers
2 bags of spinach (also an impulse buy!)
4 mangos
1 lb bananas
2 lbs strawberries (kids begged)
3 lbs nectarines
3 lbs apples
10 lbs potatoes
1 head of cauliflower (more impulse!)

1 lb long grain rice
1 lb red lentils
1 lb roasted salted almonds

1 loaf french bread (bakery)

4 8oz cans tomato sauce (store brand)
1 14 1/2 oz italian diced tomatoes (store brand)
2 cans tuna in water (store brand)
1 16 0z coffee creamer (store brand)
1 16 oz bottle salad dressing
1 lb penne pasta (store brand)
2 lbs popcorn (store brand)
1 100 pack tea bags (store brand)
1 pkg pesto sauce mix
1 64 oz cranberry raspberry juice
1 2 ltr lemon lime (store brand)
1 package chips ahoy
1 multi pack frito lay chips

1 tube Pepsodent toothpaste
1 12 pk double roll toilet paper, MD
1 6 pk paper towels (store brand)

Grand Total

Well, I may have gone over budget, but I have the makings for a wonderful fruit salad! yum! :)

Here's another fun budget tip. You know those fun little cash cards you get in the mail from time to time from stores like Kohls or JCPenny? They are usually for $10 value. Use your gift card in the clearance section and score some awesome deals! Right now most stores are clearing out all the summer clothing and bringing in the new stuff for Fall, so it's a great time to find a little something new, and you may even leave the store paying little to nothing! But watch those expiration dates!
Also, they say Thursdays are the best day to shop because that's when most stores add their new clearance items to the rack. So get shopping!

Until next friday...happy budgeting!

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rozemist commented on Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 17:54 PM

You know how to be thrifty,thats good.

rozemist commented on Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 18:07 PM


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