Week three of the $40 a week grocery budget (right isn't it - I lose track). Anyway, still did pretty well this week. I didn't stock up on meat. I stocked up on some household and health and beauty items. I promise I will stock up on meat next week.
Trip #1 - Kroger
This Kroger run was actually fun. One reason is that I was able to take only one child. It was also in the morning and there was lots of mark downs going on. I was able to get a good deal on several organic items including eggs and milk! When I went to check out the total was $33 something before my coupons. I handed her my coupons and it brought the total to $20.18. The cashier said, "You did your homework." I used Money Saving Mom and Bargain Briana to find the deal match ups (like I usually do).
Trip #2 CVS (on my way home from Kroger)
I paid $0.94 tax for the above items. CVS sent me coupons to get these items free. I couldn't believe it.
Trip #3 Walgreens
I spent $14.89 on this trip because we needed diapers and my husband always seems to need shaving cream plus there was free razors included in the shaving cream.
So I spent $36.01.
I guess now I am trying to decide what to do about household items. For instance we used to buy diapers, toilet paper and paper towels at Sam's but if I did that now my budget would be more so I am wondering if I should have a separate household budget or plan to up my budget to $50 or so to account for household stuff. What does everyone else do?