So, I'm going to say something that may shock you all - 1) I hate shopping and 2) I do not go every week. I know many of you hard core couponers go several times a week but not me. I do hard core couponing and I think I do it well but with our grocery stores 30 minutes away (one way), 2 kids two and under, and other things - I go shopping once a month. I menu plan for 2 weeks worth of dinners. I then make every dinner double so that I have meals for 4 weeks. I only have to make 14 meals but have 28.
Yesterday was my hardcore shopping trip and for a month's worth of groceries I think I did pretty well. I spent $150 on groceries, toiletries, and odds and ends for the house. This includes having desserts for 4 Sunday night after church get to gethers. I will use our local store for fresh produce that we will need through out the month.
My favorite deals were $2.87 a carton on strawberries at Sam's Club (their cartons are huge) and my CVS deals. I paid $9.99 for everything in the picture above after coupons and CVS ECBs. Just the diapers alone were a good deal at $9.99 so I was quite pleased with my 86 diapers, two packages of baby wipes, 3 Pantene Pro-V shampoo/conditioner bottles, and hand sanitizer for that price.
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