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Never send hubby to get groceries

April 22nd, 2012 at 09:58 am

You'd think I would have learned that lesson by now. I sent him out last night to get milk and bananas, we were out and I needed them both for bed time.

He spent $59.24, and ended up buying a bunch of stuff we already have plenty of, or that I have coupons for. Argh. So, that was yesterday's spending.

Today, I had to do the "Actual" shopping, and spent
$13.67 at Target to stock up on laundry detergent, coffee, and Method cleaners. Box of diapers. Great sales with coupons. I used the 24.77 gift card I discovered in my drawer yesterday, and $15 in coupons.

CVS: 66 cents. I have a bunch of Extrabucks about to expire and had to use or lose them, so I bought some Buy 2 get one kids toothpaste and sale shampoo. My bill was $18.48 before coupons and EB.

My trip to the grocery: $12.31. got 6 free dish detergents, sour cream, vegetables, a giant pack of chicken legs to make for dinner. I used $9.24 in coupons.

Oh, and I've started pricing out supplies for the basement office finishing at various big box hardware stores. The same stud is $2.19 at one, and $3.03 at the other. Looks like I'm really going to have to shop around to make sure I get the best deal. So much price difference!

10 Responses to “Never send hubby to get groceries”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I completely agree! Hubby blows my budget all out of whack when he even thinks of the grocery store.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    It's crazy. And he never thinks to use his store card either, and that's easy savings.

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    We've discussed this before! We all need to stick to not letting those men in grocery stores with our money!! Smile They just don't learn!

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    I tried to convince him to let me go, but he insisted. He thought he was doing me a favor....

  5. snafu Says:

    If anyone know how to get guys to stick to the list, use the loyalty card, never buy non edibles at the grocery store [it's their highest mark-up] unless it's on the list and use coupons...p-l-e-a-s-e share your knowledge.

  6. Swimgirl Says:

    They ALWAYS think they're doing us a favor! And then another favor when they pick up a few extra things...

  7. baselle Says:

    This is what I do: list with items, has his club card, license, car keys, cash for the items listed. That's it.

    It is a hair emasculating, though. Smile

  8. ThriftoRama Says:

    Yeah. I don't think I dare do that. I handle all the money, and he sometimes feels in the dark, so that might push him over the edge. I guess I can suck it up since it's only once every 3 months that he goes shopping.

  9. Shiela Says:

    Not to brag or anything but my DH is really good with it. He is actually so much better than me when it comes to sticking to the shopping list. What I do is give him a list and also tell him that he can't spend more than certain amount of money, that is his budget. I think as he shop he mentally add up the items. Also, since I don't know excatly how much things will cost I normally will tell him which item/s is not as important and if need be he can disregard those. And if there is money leftover he can get whatever else he wants with it.

    Basically, he likes a very detail instruction. I'm not sure if other men are like that but my DH is. I'm normally the one who initiate spending.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    My husband uses the store card. And yeah, I find a list with exactly the amount of cash needed (no sales tax on food here), usually does the trick. If I send him with the checkbook, all bets are off (though he still uses the store card, but it's on his keys and the store is very good about asking for it, too).

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