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Didn't work out as planned (my grocery shopping)

June 19th, 2008 at 07:27 pm

In my previous post I wrote about the non-paying tenant and my budget until next Friday.

I added all the cash to the checking account which brought my total liquid cash to $130.00. I spent on shopping trips today I spent $110.00 on groceries. I did manage to get at least ten days worth of meals, maybe more.

I stopped at Walgreens and used their store coupons and $24.09 got me (3) Kraft mac & cheese, (3) small Bush's baked beans, (3) Butterball 99% fat free chicken broth, (3) 20 oz cans of pineapple, (4) 11 oz mandarin oranges, 1 16 oz coffee cream, (2) Campbell's soup at hand, 1 dozen eggs, 2 quart-size Ziploc freezer bags, 1 12.5 oz Doritos, and 4 rolls toilet paper. That was my last stop and it put me over intended amount, but I feel I got a lot of bang for the buck.

Now I have to trade a post-dated check for $30 with my mom for cash. Not happy about that, but I very rarely ever have to do that.

Lesson learned: Sometimes skip that last errand and you'll remain on-target, but you might miss some good buys.

Lesson learned: You're never too old to count on your mom.

ADDENDUM: In the mail I got a $58 dental insurance reimbursement. Yay, I am solvent - won't have to get an advance from mom. Paid that visit with checking account.

5 Responses to “Didn't work out as planned (my grocery shopping)”

  1. klbb90 Says:

    Not to rain on your parade, but there are always good deals out there that we miss. But, thank goodness you got the dental reimbursement now you have a small surplus.

  2. mom-sense Says:

    I know ... I know ... why didn't I stay out of that store? I am justifying my inability to adhere to the numbers by saying "See what a good deal I got?" It was irresponsible and if I am not able to adhere to a budget when I know I have limited money, I need a serious re-eval of my priorities. Here is the thing - I had just spent $60 at Ultra and got groceries. I am now disgusted with myself! No self discipline at all!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Everyone I think has this kind of stuff happen. Look at your reasoning and see what you can do differently next time. It really doesn't do you any good to beat yourself up over a mistake.

  4. familyof8 Says:

    Sometimes I have to reign in my spending when I say to myself that I can spend a little to save A LOT! But those deals at Walgreens can really be good- I know how it is! Smile Hooray for the dental check- that was a blessing to get you back on top again Smile

  5. Frugalmom Says:

    Happy for you that you got the dental reimbursement check. Smile

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