Food Storage on a Budget – Week 14

August 17

Purchase:  This week was went to Albertson’s with a few coupons for Peanut Butter (4), Spaghetti Sauce(4) and Salad Dressing(2).

  • The Peanut Butter was on sale for $1.99
  • The Spaghetti Sauce was on sale for $1.49
  • The Salad Dressing was on sale for $1.49
  • There was a store special taking off $.50 each if you bought 10 items from the list.
  • I had coupons taking $1.00 off two on both the Peanut Butter and the Spaghetti Sauce.
  • I had coupons taking $.50 off on both the Salad Dressing

I had to purchase 10 item, so my total this week went over budget by $6.40.


Food Storage on a Budget – Week 12

July 25

Purchase:  This week was went to Safeway with some great coupons for Classico Spaghetti Sauce.

  • There was a store coupon making them $1.49 each.
  •  I had coupons taking $1.00 off two and doubled it for another $.50.
  • When I purchased four jars I also got a catalina back for $1.00 off my next purchase.
  • This made each jar only $.49.

I purchased 12 jars, so my total this week was $5.88 so I went over budget by $.88 – Oh well……

Food Storage on a Budget – Week 10

July 13

Purchase: I looked through the adds this week and I think I’m going to pick up some pasta at Albertson’s.  They have Ronzoni on sale for $1.00 and I have coupons from the 5/15 Smart Source Insert that should bring the cost down to $0.00.  I also am going to pick up 8 boxes of Better than Oats.  They are on special for $1.25, but you get $2.00 back on each set of 4.  That brings my total to $6.00, but last week I didn’t spend anything so I think I’m ok. Now I just need to figure out long term storage for spaghetti???

7.14  I was also able to pick up 8 bars of Dove soap today when I ran up to Albertson’s.  They had an offer to save $4 when you buy any 4 Dove Products (not on the trial/travel size) . The 2-packs of Dove ‘Go Fresh Energize Bars (sounds like snack food) were marked down from $3.99 to $0.99 so I made $.04 cents to use on my other groceries.

Chore: I want to take an inventory of all of the toiletries that I already have in the emergency stockpile and make a list of those things that I still need.

Wish:  Thinking……

Food Storage on a Budget – Week 8 (really late)

This week I veered off course a bit with the food supplies in favor of disposable plates.  They were on special at K-mart for $1.50 and I had a coupon making them only $.50.  I purchased four sets.  Normally I really dislike using disposable plates and napkins and I even wash and reuse the plastic cutlery, but my thinking is that if there is some type of emergency, we may not want to use clean water for washing dishes if it is limited.  I also thought the paper could be used to help start a fire when we finish with them.  I also picked up a couple of lighters on sale at Safeway.  They were marked down from $3.49 and with coupon and doubles they came to only $1.49 each.  So the total for the week was $4.98.

Food Storage on a Budget – Week 6

4/23:  Week 6

Purchase:  Not a very exciting week at the grocery store this week.  I decided to pick up another three cans of cream of mushroom soup and three cans of cream of chicken soup. They are on sale at Albertson’s for $.69 and I had a coupon saving $.30 on three cans (these coupons are not fantastic, but every little bit helps).    I also found a catalina coupon on the ground in the parking lot for a free case of bottled water.  I went back in and added this to my storage.  The total for this week is…….$3.84

Chore: Nothing this week, work’s been crazy and Noah’s been sick.

Wish: ditto

Food Storage on a Budget – Week 5

4/12:   Week 5

Purchase:  I just wasn’t feeling inspired by the grocery adds this week and decided to go “off list”.  The Sunday newspaper (4/10) smart source insert had a coupon for $3.oo off of Bic Hybrid razors which are also on sale at Rite Aid.  The coupon makes them $1.99 each.  In addition there is a $2+UP reward when you buy two which makes them $.99 each.  Perfect for the boys in the family. This made a total of $3.96.

Week Five total = $4.76

I added Idahoan dehydrated potatoes from Albertson’s.  When I added 5 extras to some other groceries I was purchasing, I was able to qualify for the $5.00 back when you buy 10 items.  This made the potatoes $.49 each.  I found a link at Coupon Connections NW to a coupon for an additional $1.00 off three packages which brought them down to only $.16 each.

Chore: This week I need to go through some odd little light kits that I bought a couple of  years back after the “big snow storm”.  I can’t really remember what’s in them.  It ends up that the boxes contain SnapLights emergency Glow Sticks.
The larger kit contains:

  • 2 x homework lights (2 hour)
  • 2 x room lights (4 hours)
  • 2 x night lights (8 hour)
  • 1 x evacuation light (4 hour)

Each of the smaller boxes contains 2 x home lights (4 hour)

The biggest problem that I see is that they do have a sticker that reads “best used by May 2011” so I guess I will pack them away with the evacuation supplies as a backup.  I’ll make sure that I have another source of light in case they don’t work.

Wish:  I still need to find a nice old tool kit or tackle box at the Goodwill store to turn into a medical kit.  I need to also locate a list of what to include.