January 2017 Grocery Spending
In late December, I opened up another CapitalOne 360 account online. This one was a checking account (I already have two savings accounts set up there) and it's specifically for grocery shopping. I figured maybe, just MAYBE this will keep my grocery shopping in check. I deposited $200 at the time of opening and then another $200 right before the new year so I would have my new goal of $400 in that checking account. The debit card arrived a little over a week after I set it up, thanks to the funky Monday holiday schedule and I used it the first time on January 4th ...
Seriously, no idea how it got to $31 so quickly!
2 bunches cilantro (thought one was parsley) $1.78 for both
2 bags sweet baby peppers B1G1F $5.99 for both (as opposed to $3.99 a pound for red pepper)
2 bottles light olive oil (mayo and ranch making) B1G1F $8.63 for both
12 pk of LaCroix water $4.99
1 pound bag of carrots 99 cents
12 pk organic store brand coffee pods $7.99 (cheapest there was)
1 lonely WHITE sweet potato (1/2 pound) 65 cents (should have been $2.49/pound but he rang it up wrong)
So - I feel I need to explain the gallons of water. We had this big @ss Brita container in the main fridge that took up half of one shelf. It was great, so long as everyone remembered to add water AND I remembered to change the filter every once in a while. I got tired of the condensation build up from when we filled it and just dealing with it all the time, so I cleaned it up and stuck it in storage for the Boy when he moves. After 8 gallons of water, the boy pulled up this on Amazon and suggested I buy it. I did, since I had a $25 gift card (thanks to swagbucks!) and it came in 2 days. Works like a charm and now we just need to remember to fill up the gallon once it's empty and we always have 2 in the fridge already ... that was a win win to me ... $18 would have been 18 gallons of water, 2 to 3 gallons a day and we would have hit that $ in one week.
Notice I said "kids at house over weekend"? Well, not really kids, but young adults.