To be honest, I actually wanted to spend less than $100 this fortnight. But stuff I use was on sale, a couple of things at prices that it was ridiculous NOT to buy them. Overall, I know it’s not an expensive shop, but I feel like I was a bit lazy in sticking to my actual list vs what I bought. And somehow it added up exactly to $165.00. Freaky.
At Coles, I spent $135.94. The thing that added up a bit was needing dry dog food (8kg lasts ages) and the worming tablets (which we don’t need for another month, but they’re NEVER on sale, so for $5 off I had to get a packet). The other big thing I didn’t need but was on sale was the 4L of sunflower oil. The usual one we buy is 2L for about $6, so it was a bargain. We were also out of sesame oil, which is relatively expensive at $3.3o for 150ml, but we only buy that about twice a year I would guess. I love having a stock of sauces to put on top of food, and some aioli was on sale so I grabbed two. You can see how it just started adding up a bit…
Woolies: $29.06. Ok, in reality I only ‘needed’ the first three items on this list. The remainder was “oooh yummy”. Which is exactly why I try to only go grocery shopping once per fortnight – I will buy more each trip so if I have fewer trips, I spend less – even when I allow for shit like pop tarts to slip into my basket!
If you missed it, I’ve also started doing a fortnightly photo blog post of the food I’ve eaten. If you’re curious about how I started doing these posts, it started with this post, which also explains a bit about our pantry, what we keep in stock and why we buy some of the items we do.
Do you slip treats in your trolley? Any tips for stopping that?