Mondays With Mavis…
This week I made 2 purchases. 1 jelly doughnut at Chicago O’Hare Airport for $ .99 and two gallons of milk ($5.58). Luckily, I didn’t have to pay cash for the milk because my $100 Albertsons Summer Sizzlin’ Sweepstakes gift card finally arrived. 🙂 Happy Dance. 🙂
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this gift card. My family is very thankful the card appeared when it did, otherwise our Thanksgiving dinner menu might have had Hamburger Helper on it instead of turkey. 😉
Total Spend This Week $.99 oop
How was I able to only spend $.99 this week? That my friends is the power of stockpiling. Throughout the year (and documented each week in this lovely recap) I have watched for pink star deals and purchased a quantity I know my family will use before it expires or another similar sale comes around again. I have a full pantry I filled slowly, and that is keeping my family sufficiently fed while I try to make my last few dollars stretch and achieve my goal of feeding my family on $1,200 for a full year.
While spending only $1,200 may not be feasible for your family, stocking your pantry so you only have to spend $.99 one week is completely doable!
*I now have $17.62 in cash to spend and a $94.42 balance left on my Albertsons gift card. I plan on making a double coupon trip on Tuesday.