When I posted a couple weeks ago that I spend $50 a week on groceries, y’all started hitting me up hard and heavy.
“Um, do share your secrets!”
“Dang, I wish!”
“Teach me, Tara. TEACH ME!!”
And really, I don’t have any magic secrets. I just don’t spend the money. LOL.
But if you want something a little more specific, here it is:
- About every six weeks or so, my husband and I go to Sam’s Club to stock up on stuff. Mostly stuff that’s cheaper when bought in bulk, like
cupcakesfrozen vegetables, ground turkey, pork tenderloin, chicken breasts/wings, pasta, juice and frozen fruit. I also discovered that lettuce is one of the best buys there. I get six heads of romaine for about $4. I also bought two huge containers of cooking spray for about $3. The seasonings are usually a good buy if you know what kind you like. We usually get out of there for about $125-$150. (I should add that we have a deep freezer in the basement, which makes it possible for us to buy so much frozen food.)
- Then I go grocery shopping every week for the stuff that makes no sense to buy in bulk, like milk (we go through two half gallons a month, if that).
- Since we stocked up on food at Sam’s Club, I don’t have to buy many of the expensive items at the grocery store. I usually go to the store to buy “special ingredients” for different meals and desserts, like artichoke hearts or ahem, Oreos. My weekly grocery list looks a little something like this:
- Lunch meat
- Salad dressing
- Spaghetti sauce
- French fries
- Cream cheese