I have mentioned before that I feel like we have a well stocked freezers. So now I am trying to stock up the freezers with easy to prepare meals in addition to adding some needed items to the pantry.
I have been doing ALOT of shopping on Amazon this summer, in addition to it being the most convenient option for me, I have been able to find some great deals. I am using scribe and save- the subscription service. I am finding that some deals offer some additional amounts off for your first shipment. I am setting reminders all over the place to go back and check prices to make sure that the second and future shipment are still at the great deal. If not it is not difficult to cancel but the trick waiting till around a week before your shipment closes and then doing the math. I have purchased snacks (30 cent or less per pack), hand soap, school supplies, rice and all vitamins. This week I have found soup for around 80 cent a cup this is a HUGE convivence item for us!
Today I ventured out to Harris Teeter. I have not shopped this grocery store in over 18 months. I LOVE their sales but with COVID and the distance to get to the store I just have not had a chance. Today I was getting some work on the van so I was within a mile of a store. I spent $33.45 and saved 53% according to the receipt! There was only one small catch, none of the items purchased were a need. They all were to add to the pantry. I grabbed 4 boxes of pasta at $0.79 cent each. Canned beans, green beans and corn at thirty seven cent each and Hamburger helper at ninety-eight cent each. I admit that we use 2 boxes of Hamburger helper to one pound of ground beef but this is a quick and easy meal.
I am actually thinking that I have stocked up on most pantry items as well. My plan is to only shop sales for the rest of the summer! This months groceries will be a regular month but hopefully I will be able to reduce the grocery budget by half for the rest of the year! $300 a month sounds very doable starting in August.