I was wondering that the other day, what do most people call it when they go grocery shopping?
"I'm going to the store" or "I'm going to the market?"
I say store, but I'm changing over to market. I like the sound of it better. It sounds quaint and more homey. Silly, but true.
In any case, I haven't done this in awhile but here is my morning haul from Smith's "market."
I made a trip after dropping LuLu off to preschool to pick up some eggs and bread. Then I realized I had a few coupons in my wallet and there was a sale or two that looked decent.
Pasta was $1 each, Smores ingredients had $1 off tear off by the display if you bought all items (kids have been wanting to make these for the past 3 weekends...) eggs were free, lemonade was $1 (perfect for summer family BBQ's) etc etc.
Total came to $79.37
After coupons and sales, I paid $32.08 for 33 items
I used to have a KILLER food storage room filled to the brim. But I don't carry around my huge coupon binder anymore - it was just too much work for this mom.
Add that to I suddenly have two boys that are hungry morning, noon and night, and the supply has diminished. So I've been trying to add a few extra things to my shopping trips to build it back up slowly without breaking the budget.
Just another way I'm trying to stay frugal around here!