This week I did my big monthly shopping trip. It is not the only trip that I do each month. I do go back to the store for fruit, milk, and other sale items. I hate to miss a good sale with coupons. My trip looked like this:
People ofter ask me why we don't shop at Sams more often if we like to buy in bulk. The answer is that I can usually get stuff cheaper per serving buy shopping sales and using coupons. If I can't get a certain item on sale then I check the price of the Aldi store brand against the name brand at Sams. Aldi is usually cheaper except for cheese and butter. We like the quality of the sandwich meat at Sams also. I will buy a two pound package and then put half in the freezer.
I budget about $500 a month for groceries and I usually go under that amount. We will use the excess for going out after Sunday night church or for getting a quick bite at a restaurant.