This is not my cart, but I was full on top and bottom today.
With the arrival of baseball and the need to have meals eaten by 4:45 so we can get to the field I wanted to get items that would be quick to grab when I didn't get supper done. It is expensive to buy food out for all of us, even the hamburgers at the park are $2.50.
Our schools are out the next two week because it looks like we have two cases of Swine Flu in our town. So, I ran to Sams to stock up. I did not save a lot of money, but this is one of those times where it is worth spending a little more to keep my home running more smoothly. I was really shocked when my total was $320.00 though!
I found a box with 6 rolls of Food Saver bags and it was almost $30 and I bought 3 pair of shoes, socks, and kitchen shears and spoons and 3 storage containers for food. Then, I bought the large package of toilet paper, milk, 2 cartons of hot pockets, breakfast sandwiches, waffles, french toast sticks, 100 calorie packs, baseball snacks of Cheeze its and Kool Aid coolers, 10 lb boneless breasts, hamburgers, jello pudding cups... I can't even remember it all. It sure does add up fast. But, now we won't go to the park hungry and buy M&Ms and coke, or stop for another pizza or buy Burger King.
If I am buying the sales with coupons I do a lot better to not shop at Sams. But when time is limited and I need to just get it done Sams is worth the small extra expense. So, are there any areas where you occasionally spend more to have more peace in your life?
I am trying to eat better so I hope to now be able to cook up the chicken breasts and make homemade biscuits and hot pockets and not spend so much again. But, until I can get back into freezer cooking I have some things on hand.