Then I actually took inventory of items I was low on.
What was I thinking?!
I put this crazy, unnecessary pressure on myself to buy mostly all organic on $100 a week.
WHY?! Yes, sticking to a budget is important, but $100 a week was an arbitrary nuber to start with. And besides, what happened to the girl who said, flat out, that there would be weeks that were more and less.
I do find it challenging and frustrating at times to find the balance between my 'old' ways (the mega couponing days of 10 grocery bags for $30) and the new ways of finding only a few sales and coupons, but buying what I believe is healthier food.
so, with all that said - I went over
I went to 2 stores this week - Sprouts and Kroger.
At sprouts, I saved $18.02 in coupons, and spent $27.98 so that was awesome. It was really nice having a touch of the old days in there.
At Kroger I saved $8.71 in store deals and coupons and spent $19.40.
Sooooo... with last week and this week combined, the two weeks average out to be roughly $115 a week. I am A-ok with that!
- The soap dispensers I need in my classroom and the hallway bathroom at my school - they were free after coupons.
- The big bag in the middle are sunflower seeds for my husband to take to work. Apparently they are his latest addiction?! At $5 a bag that was one of the more expensive items.
- The milk was marked down to $2.99 each.
- I had coupons for all 7 cereal boxes, and free coupons for the helens meals.
- I've been buying a lot of brown sugar for baking - I have got to find this in bulk!
looking for organic coupons? Susan at organic deals and coupons is a great resource!