Sunday, March 7, 2010
Grocery Challenge, Week 2
3/01 Kroger $25.93
3/02 Aldi $54.87
3/02 Kroger $35.71
3/05 Noonans $22.06
3/05 Kroger $28.23
$16.80 over. When I pointed out that I was$18 under the first week, Ben's reply was "Justify it how you wish." True, BUT I do wish to note that on the trip to Kroger on the 5th he put in the cart a Miller Home Draft Kit that was $19.99 (plus tax!!), so really, I was (kinda) under. As a side note- he has had this kit for two days now and reports that it was not worth the extra expense, and that the beer was actually a bit flat.
The trip to Kroger on the 1st was Ben's and he made me proud :) He came home with three packages of cheese that had been marked down, including a very nice Cappiello that we had over the weekend.
Noonans is a liquor store and I needed a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey to make my burgers today.
While I went over budget this week, I did find myself putting things back on the shelf, a definite change for me. By cutting the beer and liquor purchase this week, I would have shaved over $40 from the total, certainly something to consider when setting a budget. Another thought for the week- Ben, Chris, and I ate out at Buffalo Wild Wings, and while we enjoyed our meal, the tab was $51 BEFORE the tip, and the quality did not warrant the cost. Another reason we don't eat out often.