I spent roughly $295. We budgeted $400 for the 4 weeks so it really felt great being $105 UNDER budget for organic shopping for a family of four! During that time period, we did spend about $6 at starbucks for an afternoon treat while out one day but that was the only out of the house food spending.
We decided to use the $105 towards a big costco run.
total spent - $196.29 This was a strange trip for me. I did use some costco coupons on some of the items. I used costco coupons on both the ziplock freezer bags and the electrosol finish. I am well aware that manufacture combined with store sales would have made smaller counts of these items a little cheaper, but with the large sizes I am stocked up, am not running around to all the different stores and wasting gas, time and energy.
I am coming to the realization that the extra dollar or two I may have spent was worth it for me at this point in my life.
My chicken is not organic - I am still struggling in this dept.!
Then there was the farmer's market trip... total spent - $34
I was unable to gt a picture, but I spent another $55.01 getting some dairy items, lunchmeat, cheese, paper towles (i need to wean myself off of these!), etc. at tom thumb.
so, wow! grand total - $285.30!! Almost what I spent all last month!
take out the $105 I 'rolled over' for stock up and my weekly spending was $180.30 for this week!!
am I freaking out? nah. besides, I doubt other than milk and some fruit, I will spend over $20 this week.
Average that out and I should stay right around $100 a week for the two weeks!