I was able to find premium unleaded for $3.99 a gallon, I filled up and then went to the commissary to purchase my food for the month $357.38 (and this includes non-food items like toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, detergent for dishes, dishwasher, and laundry, ziplock bags, dog food, cat food, dog treats, mouth wash, toothpaste, hmmmm). I will purchase about $70 more during the month of fresh fruit and vegetables as needed.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Although a few items went up in price, most actually came down, coffee sure did, but most stayed the same - not too shabby actually!!
Just a few examples:
My folgers black silk coffee in the large can went for $8.99 a month ago and was at $6.99 today (bought 3 of those suckers), the large bottle of coffee mate in flavors went for $3.00 and I believe a month ago it was close to $3.39. Large loaf of bread $1.25, dozen brown eggs $2.39.
I "try" to feed us both on $5-8 per day (not to include snack foods or non-food items) and do a pretty decent job at that but then again I've always been good at making my cooking dollar stretch!!