- July 30, 2008 at 7:59 am #260809
I wished there were more stores nearby when it comes to looking at lost leaders. We do most shopping at Aldis and then next nearest store is a Giant which I tend to think is pricey. I have to drive in the opposite direction and several miles to get to another store.
We are down to 2 people and I am working on keeping it at $40 to $50 so I can stock up also for the Winter months when the electric is up and we have $30 if we are lucky per week.
I will be making my own bread I beleive then for sure.
When the food bill for two people exceeded $75 week, something had to
change. Organization is tough for me since I tend to overdo it and get
frustrated, so online lists are my friend. I save them to my computer,
delete items I don’t use and put in my own.
Flexibility is the only thing that has saved me. If a loss leader
price on ham or roast, two items that can be pricey, I buy as much as
the store allows. This probably means that I’m over the limit for the
week, so it comes out of the budget for the month.
it’s much easier
for me to subtract from one large number for the month than to start
over every week with a smaller number.
any amount that you have to purchase to get the loss leader price can
easily be made up from items you keep in your stock. canned goods,
spices, baking goods, paper products, etc. and any ingredients you
will use to make recipes with your loss leader.
maybe i’m preaching to the choir here, but maybe a newbie will get
something from my experience.
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