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Facing the check book

May 27th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

We have spent a small fortune on eating out. Worse than the damage to our pocket book is the cost to our health and well being. I finally took the time to do a menu for the next two weeks and did my grocery shopping only with those items. When I did this I really do stick with it. One of the things on my list was a Mountain Dew drink that was needed for a dessert. I only needed six ounces and a single Mountain Dew at the store was going to cost me $1.49. My neighbor is a large drinker of Mountain Dew and buys it in the cans. She gave me one to use since we are always calling each other we find we are short an ingredient. Money saved $1.49 on this one product. I also went back to the local Hostess/Wonder bread store for items that are cheaper than the regular grocery store. This did not involve any extra gasoline as It was near other places where I had errand to run. I also went to Aldi's to purchase some items so saved there also. Stayed in my $130.00 budget for groceries. This is for two people.

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