Well, I’ve done it. I spent the $100 I allocated for February’s groceries (plus another $10). It didn’t take long. But I managed to stretch the grocery dollars quite a bit by shopping in bulk at the Amish store and price-matching. Here’s what I got for $110.
I spent $60 at my favorite Amish bulk food store:
Highlights of that trip include 6 dozen Amish eggs, coconut oil, 48 Texas grapefruit, organic raisins, and raw peanuts. Half the stuff’s missing because we’ve been eating it! I think for $60 I got a lot of good food.
Then I went to Walmart to take advantage of some good produce deals:
Price-matching and TWENTY $, got me 20 avocados, 8 lbs of oranges, 5 pineapples and more. Stay tuned to see what I’m doing with 20 avocados and 5 huge pineapples…
Then at the end of the week, I picked up a few more goods for another $30. I saved 37% by price-matching. Cost before price-matching would have been $43.45 – after price-matching, $29.01! I saved $14.44 without using coupons.
And so, I have no more money for groceries in February (at least in Iowa). And that’s ok because we’re getting ready to hit the road in a week. We’ll be busy eating up all the fruit, baking, and making snacks for our long drive to Florida. And I have a different pot of money for groceries at our destination. I’m looking forward to seeing how my grocery dollars compare in another state.
Did you get any good grocery deals this week? How do you stretch your grocery money?