The last couple of weeks have been most unusual! I can’t remember the last time that I went 3 weeks in a row without really doing my regular deal shopping. But the deals have just been really slim lately and since I have a stockpile, I haven’t needed to go after the not-so-great deals because I already have quite a bit of food and household items on hand that I bought when they were on sale for really great prices. This has obviously made it handy for me to be able to use these weeks of very few deals as a chance to take a bit of a break and save money too.
It’s been kind of a blessing in disguise as well, because in order to stay within budget for the year, I knew I was going to really need to watch my spending. So this whole thing of not having great deals has made it super easy to just not spend money.
Total Spent: $18.37
Just a typical stock-up trip to Aldi. We go through lots of Saltines this time of year since we tend to eat a lot of soup and putting crackers in the kid’s soup just makes it so much easier to eat.
- butter $2.69
- evaporated milk $0.69
- 3 black beans $0.59 each
- 2 great northern beans $0.9 each
- 2 saltines $0.79 each
- 3 lb. sweet potatoes $1.99
Sharp Shopper: $3.47
Didn’t find much this week when I stopped by this local discount grocery store. The orange juice and pineapple were fun treats though, since they are both things I don’t often buy because they tend to be more expensive. And if we’re going to eat hot dogs, then I prefer these that are nitrate and preservative free. It’s always nice when I can find them for a decent price!
- pineapple $0.99
- orange juice $0.99
- Ball Park’s Finest hot dogs $1.49 (no preservatives or nitrates)
I withdrew $5.00 cash from our checking account to use to buy produce at our local farmer’s market.