Check Out This Week’s Shopping Trip! Did I Stay on Budget?

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Check Out This Week’s Shopping Trip! Did I Stay on Budget??

If you haven’t read my My REALISTIC Budget & Meal Plan for the Week yet, you may want to check it out here FIRST as this post is a follow-up to that post.

I recently showed you my meal plan as well as the budget I have set for our family. The budget for our family of 3 with dietary restrictions is $150 for all consumables. In this post, I will be showing you my exact shopping list for that meal plan as well as what I spent!

Do you think I stayed on budget?? Let’s find out!


As you can see, we actually ended up UNDER budget this week! We only spend a total of $133.27 for the week and even scored 22¢ off per gallon of gas with Hy-vee’s Fuel Saver program! According to Gas Buddy, the gas price for where we live is currently $2.71 per gallon right now. So that means, next time we fill up we will only pay $2.49 per gallon. Not too shabby!

The Fuel Saver program is another awesome perk of shopping at Hy-vee. Not only do you save money on gas with the purchase or certain products, you also get exclusive coupons that are only available to Fuel Saver members!

Check out all of the savings we have scored so far just for purchasing what we normally do:

If you shop at Hy-vee and are interested in signing up for their Fuel Saver program, just go to the customer service counter at your local store and sign up for free. Or you can SIGN UP HERE. No Hy-vee in your state? Certain gas stations also have their own fuel rewards programs and other grocery stores do as well. All you have to do is ask!

I also submit my receipts most weeks with THESE FREE APPS to get cash back and use even less of my budget!

I am going to do my best to share these shopping lists with you each week. So if you are loving this content, please comment below so that I know you would like to see more!



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