frugal living

There is an interesting deal going on at Jasmere today for BluApple; a device that you can throw into your fruits and veggies bin in to absorb much of the ethylene gas, which is what makes produce go bad! This could be a real money saver if it works well, and it comes with refills to last a year. The price is $14 right now, but the more people buy the lower the price will go. I just picked up a set, so we’ll see how they do!

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Goal: $400 a month for Groceries, HBA, and Dog Food!

So, we are over budget for March as expected. This is going to round things out for the month since the 31st is this Thursday and we won’t be doing anymore grocery shopping until April.

  • Kroger: $77.98
  • Kroger: $64.23
  • Kroger: $15.20
  • Costco: 8.77 (Used a $38 rebate)

Total Spent Week 11: $142.21

Total Spent Week 12: $23.97

Remaining for March: $0

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Grocery Challenge Week 10 (3/6-3/12)

March 17, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for Groceries, HBA, and Dog Food! So far…not so good. Not to make excuses, but life has been crazy for us right now, and the lack of time has meant a lack of proper meal planning. I am also on a strict diet of purely protein and fresh produce (fruits and […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 9 (2/27-3/5)

March 8, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula Another month is here and we did our fair share of spending already . Here is the breakdown: Eco-Mom: $18.10 (baby food) Petco: $18.00 (second half of 40# bag of food purchased last month) Soda Stream Supplies: $16.67 Kroger: $102.97 (sent DH to […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 8 (2/20-2/26)

March 1, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula We didn’t quite make our $400 budget for February, but we were pretty darn close! We needed fresh fruit and baby formula this week, which tipped the budget over by $19.55. I know that we can do better when it comes to planning […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 7 (2/13-2/19)

February 22, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula I am a bit nervous that we won’t be able to meet our goal this month since we have pretty much met our budget as of last week and we are out of fresh fruit and will need more baby formula again. But, […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 5 (1/31 – 2/5)

February 8, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula We were pumped to have completed our first month of  the challenge right at our goal of $400! I must admit, I will be glad when my son is no longer on formula because that stuff is really taking a huge chunk out […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 3 (1/16 – 1/22)

January 24, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula We went to the grocery store to stock up on fruits, veggies, yogurt, frozen veggies, etc. and managed to stay under our budget this week! The thing is, we can’t really do anymore shopping through the end of the month because we only […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 2 (1/9 – 1/15)

January 16, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula Whew! Another week down, and this one went great! We didn’t need anything from the grocery store since we are very well stocked from last week and from items in our stockpile. I did need to buy another couple of cans of formula […]

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Grocery Challenge Week 1 (1/2 – 1/8)

January 11, 2011

Goal: $400 a month for groceries, HBA, Dog Food, and Baby Formula So we didn’t actually spend a dime on any of these things until Saturday, when we decided to hit Costco and do our big shopping trip of the month. We are now stocked on meats and many other things to make the rest […]

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