Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I've Been a Baaaaaaaaaaad Girl--X-Treme Food Stamp Challenge
Here are the receipts from today's trip:
Here's where I was bad. I bought a loooooooot of things that weren't on my list. Some of this was because I brought my husband with me and he insisted we needed some cereal to get us by until our new WIC cycle starts next Thursday. I saw a large 2 pound bag of fake Honey Nut Cheerios on clearance for $1.49, so I did okay that, but then he wanted a second kind! They had the big Frosted Mini-Wheats on clearance for $1.75, so I okayed that purchase as well.
The rest of the overbuying was my own fault/call/decision. Refried beans, pasta, and condensed milk weren't on my list, but they were all on really good sale, so I went ahead and got them for the pantry for future weeks. I also got more cream cheese and tortilla chips than I would have gotten if they weren't on sale. All in all, I spent an additional $12.43 because of buying extra staples on sale, but since I apparently (according to the top of my receipt) had non-coupon savings of $20.56 on a total of 28 items, I don't think we did too badly. Of course, spending as much as I did only leaves us with $16.40 to last us until the 21st, but with WIC starting fresh next week, that should be fine.
Which brings us to my WIC receipt: