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Almost Met My Spending Limit Goal!

June 9th, 2012 at 03:55 pm

I wound up spending $124.00 for groceries today. That's far better than the approximately $177.00 I was doing before! I am doing the snoopy dance.

I have also figured out a way to decrease the amount of bad (and costly) snack food I have been frequently eating. Instead of going to a convenience store to get a package of trail mix (typically $1.00 to $1.99, depending on the kind), I bought a big bag of trail mix at the store. The bad thing about these convenience store trips is that I also feel tempted to get a soda instead of iced tea or bottled water. If I knock out the snack food as a problem, I have no excuse than to drink my own iced tea and eat trail mix I bought at the grocery store. I figure I can save at least $10.00 a week. I will send an extra payment to the credit card with this money. Yeah.

2 Responses to “Almost Met My Spending Limit Goal!”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Nice going on the trail mix. My wife makes our own when she can get the raw materials in bulk, and that also leads to some insurance of savings -- because trail mix is NOT cheap! Also smart thinking on eliminating that temptation for soda, as well. Wink Jerry

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on the trail mix. I try to keep 2-3 pitchers of tea in the fridge so I don't have an excuse to buy something I shouldn't. I have also been getting lemons at Aldi and making lemonade and dh loves it and says he doesn't miss soda one bit.

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