With the recent announcement that after November 11, our Amazon Prime/Amazon Mom discount goes from 20% to 15% – I decided to really stock up during our October subscribe and save order. I continued to find good deals on food we eat regularly, adding them to our order. Before I knew it, the UPS man brought this:
To be clear, the nine year old boy already lives here, the blue cooler was sitting out waiting for farm fresh milk pick-up, the flowers and pumpkins have been on our steps for over a week, and the sacks of apples were delivered last Sunday. Amazon and UPS are good, but they’re not that good.
Did I blow my grocery budget for this month? Why yes I did, thank you for asking. Am I worried about it? No, I’m not. Because I regularly buy in bulk, or grocery budget is very small some months and very large other months. This is obviously a large month. Seeing as I bought the entire internet with this order, giving our family plenty to eat for quite some time, the next few months’ budget look to be quite a bit smaller.
What you see in the picture below is only a portion of our order. There were a 6 t0 16 packs of pasta in each box, and I ordered six different kinds. (That’s 80 pounds of pasta. God bless the UPS man and his back muscles.) With good planning, I will not need to buy pasta until April, 2015. I hope this plan works, as my boys never cease to amaze me with the amount of food we go through.
I got two cases of toilet paper, a case of organic tortilla chips, a super discounted case of Izze soda for a treat, a case of salmon…here, I’ll give you a bullet list. Some of the prices I paid are no longer available. I used coupons for almost everything in my order, as well. I soooo love combining my subscribe and save discount with coupon savings. I get SUCH good deals this way! Not all of these items have come in yet. The UPS man will be busy making deliveries to our house the rest of this week. :)
- case of Larabars
- case of Plum Organics bars
- case if Angel Soft toilet paper
- case of 24 Izze sodas
- case of Talking Rain mineral water
- case of Bearitos organic tortilla chips
- 6 different cases of Delallo organic whole wheat pasta varieties
- case of pink salmon
- case of Quilted Northern toilet paper
- case of cashews packs
- 2 cases of Seventh Generations diapers for a friend
Shucks. When it’s all listed out that way, it doesn’t really seem like much for my household. It only looks huge when it seems that Amazon blew up all over my living room:
Thankfully, we have many (almost) free blessings from our garden that help counter-balance our grocery spending.
In case you were wondering, we did not grow that pineapple in our garden. We Nebraskans are amazing, but we’re not that amazing.
Not only will you have lots of great groceries, you’ll receive fantastic boxes with which your kids can build forts and make messes in the living room. My nine year old was glad to see the Izzes, the pasta, and the chips, but he was very, very excited to see the boxes that hold so much potential for him.
Here are more details about how Amazon Prime/Amazon Mom works with subscribe and save works to save money. Be sure to keep up with our Amazon Deals page for all the latest deals!
How do you work your grocery budget? Do you spend the same amount each month, or do you spend more some months when you stock up and less other months when you don’t need as much?
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