I spent more than my budget this week, but I did most of the shopping today and yesterday, so I don't mind borrowing from the coming week's budget too much. It was hard to even track our spending this week because we made a lot of little stops, including a couple shopping stops by Epu and he does not always give me his receipts.
The best I can tell, we spent around $120, maybe a little more. That included:
- a $60 trip to Trader Joe's (no extreme bargains there but got our organic fix for the peanut butter, potatoes and berries and my newest goal for organic buying, coffee)
- $7 at local store Pan's Foods
- $10 at Jewel, which was mostly clearance items including two jars of Grey Poupon mustard at $1.50 that had $1/1 coupons on the lids = 50 cents a jar
- Three trips to Dominick's, totalling around $40 or so. The best deal was today, when I got $10 worth of round steak for $10. (I posted a picture over on my new Chicago Tribune blog, Frugalista.)
Even though I don't feel bad about spending $120 this week, Money Saving Mom sure does put me to shame with her $30 shopping trip, doesn't she?
This coming week, I only have $36 to spend. So I suppose there will be all kinds of deals I want to grab in tomorrow's flyers. Oh well, I can always wait until the last day of the sales, which is the first day of NEXT week's shopping budget for me. And we will have NO problem getting through a week while only buying $36 worth of groceries, since we have fresh produce and plenty of frozen meat laid in.