Interesting thing happened yesterday. I stopped at a grocery store on my way home to pick up a few of their loss leaders. These are items that stores sacrifice to try and suck you in hoping that you'll buy a few more extras at regular prices.
I went in and noticed huge lines. Thinking it's "payday" today for myself and everyone else I just went on in and got my items. Then the overhead announcer came on..."Thank you for your patience while we get our registers back online."
I put my items back and left.
I've posted before about grocery shopping. (Yuck)
I've read that some people only go to the store (once a month, twice a year, once a year.)
I spoke to SM about our grocery bills. We both thought we were around the $600 a month area. SM went back for the past 6 months and checked. We actually spend around $700-$800 a month. I find this unacceptable. Maybe if we change our habits we can bring those costs down.
Now when we use the term "groceries" we're talking food, booze, paper products, pharmacuticals, pet food...pretty much everything that we buy to supply the house.
SM and I have discussed a new game plan. We're going to buy as much as we think we'll need for 1 month in 1 shopping day. I'd like to keep this bulk purchase to $500 dollars. I'm going to allow $25 a week for perishables. That bring us up to a total of $600 per month.
Not a severe diet, but a controlled one .
We typically only shop Sam's Club, Walmart and Trader Joe's. I told SM I want to shop Sam's more aggressively. I think there are some things we buy in smaller sizes for convenience. We'll need to change that mind-set. We think we have enough room for storage.
So SM is heading in with me this morning while I do post-ops...(should be quick)
Then we'll head out a do the shopping bit. I'll update later on what we spent and our impressions.