$400 Budget Update – 7/7

I spent time this week continuing to stock our shelves and refrigerator with food.  In addition, we needed a few non-food items.  As a result, I used more of our budget than I wanted.  That being said, we should still be fine for the rest of the month.

This week I shopped at four stores: CVS, Costco, Dollar Tree, and one local chain.  If you are new to my weekly budgeting posts, you can read the original story here.  As always, I have listed our weekly menu plan at the end of the post.



  • Concealer (0.18 oz.), Eye liner (0.04 oz), Moisturizer (12 oz.), Shampoo (22.5 oz.), $32.17 after coupons
  • Total: $32.17, plus I earned $10.00 in ExtraBucks to use on my next shopping trip



  • Peanut butter (6 lb.), Tortilla chips (3 lb.), Veggie straws (25 oz.), Shrimp (2 lb.), $32.66
  • Dish detergent (135 oz.), Dishwasher tabs (115 ct.), $19.76 after tax
  • Total: $52.32

Dollar Tree:

We forgot to snap a picture.

  • Lunch sacks (50 ct.), Peanut butter (10 oz.), $2.07 after tax
  • Total: $2.07

Local Chain:


  • Salsa (32 oz.), Ketchup (24 oz.), Pickles (24 oz.), $4.94 after coupons
  • Turkey breast (1 lb.), Bacon (24 oz.), $8.66 after coupon
  • Asparagus (0.98 lb.), Cantaloupe (1), Strawberries (1 lb.), Grapes (2.61 lb.), Lettuce (1), Onions (5 lb.), Peppers (2), Tomatoes (1.06 lb.), Watermelon (1), Mushrooms (8 oz.), $28.64
  • Ice cream sandwiches (21 oz.), Eggs (1 doz.), Almond milk (0.5 gal.), Coconut ice cream (1 pint), $8.76 after coupons
  • Total: $51.00

Grand Total: $137.56

Seeing as how we are only a week into July, I would like to have a little more wiggle room left in the budget.  Produce sales will likely continue being good for the rest of the month, though, and that should help keep grocery prices low for us.  We should be just fine.


Oatmeal, egg biscuit sandwiches, toast


Sandwiches, Homemade Mac & Cheese, fruits & veggies


Beef & veggie stir fry with rice, lettuce salad

Shrimp, biscuits, asparagus, melon

Chicken tacos, mixed fruit

Shrimp, pasta w/pesto, lettuce salad, strawberries

Cheeseburger pizza, lettuce salad

Hamburgers on Homemade Buns, French fries, watermelon

Dinner out (x1)