It took awhile and much too’ing and fro’ing but the following is my Trying to Thrive on $6.65 grocery list (give it a click).
I used Excel to track what I wanted to purchase, what store it was at, the price I expected to pay and what each purchase meant to my overall total. Excel was a great help – but I have to think that most Fife House clients don’t have the resources to own a computer – and therefore Excel to help them fin-tune their purchases as I’ve been able to.
So, with the help of my computer, scouring flyers and driving to 5 stores I think I’ve done well, but unfortunately with my green tea purchased at the Bulk Barn I’m now $0.08 over my budget. I’m going to ask allowance and to please assume I found this extra money in my couch, an old coat pocket or perhaps on the street.