Saturday, November 1, 2008

Monthly Mission - What did I get?

For the month of October I gave myself a Monthly Mission to spend $100.00 on groceries for the month. It was not easy, but with a lot of restraint, a lot of creativity, and a lot of sacrifice I was able to accomplish this! Woo hoo! Here is the breakdown of what I got for my $100.00:

Food Items:
10 gallons milk
2 Darigold 16 oz chocolate milk
2 18ct eggs
2 butter
2 margarine
3 large peaches
1 bunch of bananas
1 red onion
1 1 lb package deli ham
2 Hillshire Farms turkey sausage
5 2 liters of Coke
1 box Wheat Thins
1 8 oz Daisy sour cream
2 8 oz cream cheese
2 cans olives
3 Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
2 Old El Paso Refried Beans
1 Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
6 Hormel Compleats Meals
2 Easy Mac Cups
1 box saltines
5 bags Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers vegetables
2 bags Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
1 bag Snickers
1 bag Kit Kats
1 LifeSavers variety pack Halloween candy
4 boxes Life cereal
3 Ronzoni Smart Taste spaghetti
2 loaves bread
2 gallons distilled water
3 boxes Kraft macaroni and cheese
10 cans pringles
2 bottles Walgreen's soda
4 bags Walgreen's caramels

Household Items:
2 Soft Soap hand soap
10 Soft Soap body wash
1 Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush
2 Glade Wisp Flameless Candle
1 tube Crest toothpaste
1 Scrubbing Bubbles flushable wipes
2 Scotch mailers
2 Tuf papertowels
3 Johnson's buddies soap
3 Kotex pantiliners
1 Pert Plus
2 Kiwi shoelaces

Total OOP for the month: $99.38

Total coupon savings: $56.45

Total Walgreen's Register Rewards earned/used: $33.50

Total Walgreen's Gift Card Usage: $28.36

I am so thankful to all of you for your encouragement in this journey. I couldn't have done it without you! Thanks - now on to the next challenge!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! You're right . . . that's A LOT of milk! Did you guys only really eat 2 loaves of bread the whole month?? Or did you have any in the freezer??

Gabrielle

Lisa said...

You did great, Michelle! I am very impressed!

Elisa and Morgan said...

Good job!!! I'm utterly impressed :)

SavingSomeGreen said...

Gabrielle - I had at least 4 loaves in the freezer already!

-Michelle

A Frugal Friend said...

Do you freeze your milk? I buy organic and have been wanting to stock up when there is a great deal....and I have been reading about people freezing milk??? What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Frugal Friend,

I currently buy milk at Costco and freeze it. As long as you let it completely defrost and then shake it . . . it tastes the same. Different parts of it unfrost at different rates. So if you start drinking it while it's frozen then the stuff that is left is watery.

It works great for us.

Gabrielle

SavingSomeGreen said...

Thanks Gabrielle! I have not tried freezing milk yet. Fred Meyer has milk for $1.00 per 1/2 gallon this week, so I may just stock up and freeze it.

-Michelle

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