Sarah suggested posting Frugal Fridays and I think it's a great idea, so here goes (yes, a day late).
Grocery shopping yesterday:
Winn Dixie has peaches for $0.8x a pound, I can't remember exactly, but no other great deals, so I bought my 5.5 lbs. of peaches and nothing else. Spent $5. and change.
Then hit Publix where you can use two coupons on BOGO items and the Publix I went to allowed competitors coupons. I bought almost $70 worth of groceries for $22. I thank Fiddledeedee for her Publix posts, which I read every week before making that trip.
Last stop was WalMart, where I had to buy some non-sale and non-coupon items, but which are cheaper at WalMart, and also three coupon items. I spent about $15, and saved $12.
I still need milk, peanut butter (why did no one mention we were out of peanut butter?) and bar soap ... I always check CVS and Walgreens before buying milk, they've usually got it on sale as a loss leader. They don't this week but I have a few coupons I can mix in to save some $.
I budget $125 a week for groceries, paper products, cleaning supplies, meds, etc. for the seven of us. Anything left over can be used to eat out (I love not eating at home). This week I've spent $45 (we start our money spending/budgeting on Thursdays, which is Jason's payday). With the last few things we need I'll end up spending maybe $70 for the week. Sounds great, but the kids needed cash to go out for lunch at sailing yesterday (the whole group goes once every two weeks during summer camp), which put a huge dent (because there is nowhere cheap to eat on the water) in the budget.
I may be the last to figure this one out. Gas at Super WalMart is usually one of the cheapest in town. If you use a WalMart gift card you save an additional $.03 a gallon. Thanks Thrifty Florida Mama for passing that one along.