What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 2 of 52

Week 2 didn’t go so hot in the meal department. I was sick all week and the only meal I actually made was goulash which we ate for two nights and two lunches. There are two other occupants that live in this house and one doesn’t cook at all and the other worked three out of the 5 nights and was gone a fourth night to a hockey game. Sometimes I hate being the only cook in the house. πŸ˜’.

Okay, so I did manage the goulash, there was two nights of that and one night I made scrambled eggs and bacon and toast, one night I ate guacamole and chips (I know), two nights we ate out and last night I ate oatmeal with home canned peaches as my dinner because the hubs was still full from lunch.

The good news is that all of the meat I had in the freezer is still there so we’ll just eat that this week. That means another week with a small grocery list!

The store I shopped at this week has a promotion going on where if you spent $10 in groceries you get a stamp (remember green stamps?) If you collect 50 stamps you get $10 off your next purchase. I guess if you collect 2 books of stamps (that’s 100 stamps) you get $25 off your next purchase of $50 or more. Well with all of my Christmas baking I did and my mom giving me hers, I collected two books so I had a $25 off coupon to use. My bill came to $77.90 but with the $25 off it brought my groceries down to $52.90. But there is more! My health insurance company offers a wellness rewards card where I can get $300 a year as a bonus. I used that pre-loaded card for this purchase so essentially our groceries were free this week. Yippee! If you haven’t already, check to see if your health insurance offers wellness rewards. They usually want you to show proof that you went to a wellness check-up or bought some sort of wellness product to earn the reward.

Total this week $0
Grand total for the year $152.38

How have you all been fairing with shopping so far this year? Are you eating from the pantry? Have you stayed healthy?

See you next week! -MM


Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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