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Registered: 04-06-2003
Sat, 03-06-2010 - 4:59pm

I swear...I am going to have to leave my DH at home, and maybe MYSELF when we grocery shop!!!

We went $30 over our weekly budget today.

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Registered: 05-20-2005
Sun, 03-07-2010 - 11:38am
It's so hard to stay in budget for groceries!
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Registered: 12-05-2004
Sun, 03-07-2010 - 8:12pm

I'm the same way. I could have a list for five items, and I'll come out with 15-20 items, telling myself each time that either:

~ It was a great deal! I couldn't pass it up! It'll save me money in the long run.


~ It's ok that I overspent because now I have more than a week's worth of meals, and that means I will need to buy less next week. It'll all average out.

I've only been using the cash system for a few weeks, and I still struggle with it. Dh definitely does not go shopping with me, or it would be much much worse. lol He falls in love with the gadget aisle (all the kitchen gadgets), and those things are so pricey.

My downfall are the BOGO sales and the 10/$10 sales. :)

Wish I had some advice, but the best I can offer is to just stick with it, don't get discouraged, and you (and I!) will get the hang of this soon. :)