As I was compiling the list for my work at home mom (WAHM) opportunities and entrepreneurs for next year’s WAHM series I had the brilliant idea to began sharing and supporting those WAHM moms NOW. Why wait? I may not have the cash flow to buy something from everyone but I do have the ability to SHARE and promote all these uniquely talented women I have met along with their small businesses.
Category: Shopping Deals
We decided that stocking up on drinks last month was a great idea. It reduced the amount of extra store trips we made considerably, and helped me manage the overall grocery budget better. Because of our drink requirements and limitations it takes a considerable amount of our monthly grocery budget ($150/$500). This month I was able to splurge on the Starbucks Drinks (.50 each) with the money we saved buying in bulk at the beginning of the month. Besides, it is a much cheaper to put in the fridge and take on doctor’s trips than buying something on the road, and it makes a nice, refreshing treat for the teens and hubby.
This Week’s Grocery Trip (June 2016)
After a review of last month’s budget and the addition of our babysitting job I decided to upgrade the monthly grocery budget to $125/week. That is for four and a half people with varying food intolerances and limited diets. (I say half because our guest is only here 3 days a week.)
This week we spent $167+ but many of the items will be consumed over the next few weeks and our supplies (detergent, deodorant, etc… are included in a separate budget category.)
April Shopping Haul #1
Due to my health issues and severe pain when turning my head, writing, lifting my arms or driving, I chose to shop locally and with hubby this time.
I also decided to not to “stock up” on too many basics (we still have some fairly full cabinets and freezers). Instead we shopped sales and bought meats.
This month’s County Market’s shopping trip was more than a bit unusual and cut short due to my daughters health and trying fit our items into a scooter/electronic shopping basket. I chose to skip several items as they were heavy or awkward and we needed to leave as my daughter was struggling but I decided to share the purchases I did make as well as my new shopping secret weapon.
Now for the savings breakdown: Read more »