A trip to Costco for diapers and laundry supplies put a real crunch on the grocery budget this week. In addition, my last four-week savings coupon for Whole Foods required a 1lb purchase of salmon (got free lemon pepper rub, frozen haricots and two free bags of frozen veggies since they were out of the frozen brown rice listed on the coupon!). To stay on budget with our cash envelopes, I had to make some changes to the grocery list. One simple change, was choosing blocks of cheese over pre-shredded bags. For giving up the convenience of having cheese already shredded, I saved $8.60 at Whole Foods. Plus cheese blocks seem to last longer at our house because no one wants to shred their own cheese - except for me!
Another week of using cash envelopes, another week with money leftover!
I'd love to hear from you! What convenience items have you given up in order to save at the grocery store?