Friday, May 28, 2010

Missy's Challange Part 2

O.k. I started this week with $50. On Wednesday I got 50 bottles of salad dressing and accumulated $30 in catalina coupons (good for my next grocery purchase) and only spent $4.10 out of pocket. I am now down to $28 and $2 in catalina coupons. Above are pictures of my other purchases this week and my total out of pocket for the week is still only $22. I now have lunch meat to run me through part of June, Of course plenty of salad dressing, produce for the week, parmesean to last me 6 months, Mac and cheese to last a few weeks, camping supplies, cookies for snacks over the next few weeks.
I love Kraft and Food Lion this week!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Missy's Challange

As you guys already know, I spend very little at the grocery store. However, we have had many expenses lately, as everyone does from time to time, so I am challanging myself starting Wednesday to see how far I can stretch $50 at the grocery store. This will be tough because my family consumes 5 gallons of milk a week and we eat lots of fresh produce. My garden will not be of any help until July either. However, doing this will help me balance how much I stock pile versus how much we need. I will start with $50 on Wednesday, May 26th. The only cash money I will add to it will be money that I make off of selling some of the foods I stockpile. For example, I intend to buy a lot of salad dressing on Wednesday. If I sell some of that salad dressing to friends, I will put that money back into my grocery fund.

What am I starting with? I have an ample supply of toilitries with the exception of sunscreen. I have plenty of cleaning supplies and plenty of rice/pasta and other starches. Weekly, I will have to have bread/milk/eggs and produce. I am also not fully stocked on meats either. So I will have to add some of those as well.

Let's see how far $50 will go! Will I make it 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks?