I've thought long and hard about how to spend my $10 "Allowance." This is what I've come up with. It is "subject to change" along the way.

Cupboard items at the time of the ruling:

I have 1/2 bottle of vinegar. Full price at the store for that particular bottle - no sale - no coupons is $1.99. So, $1.00 of my allowance will be that vinegar.

I froze 1 stick of butter. The whole pound is $4.39. So, $1.10 of my allowance is the butter.

I had 5 pounds of sugar. I figure I will use half. Cost at the store $2.99. So, $1.50 of my allowance is the sugar.

I have about 1/2 jar of soup base paste. The jar costs $5.40. I figure I will use 1/4 of the jar. So, $1.35 of my allowance will be the soup base.

I had balsamic vinegar - I haven't priced that yet but I'm thinking I'll use 1/2 of what I have. So, I'm putting a price of $1.50 on that.

That's $6.45 from the cupboard

I bought small bag of brown rice for $.78, and a small bottle of oil for $1.28. Total new purchases $2.06.

Lastly, Sharon is purchasing $1.25 worth of cornmeal for me.

Bringing my total to $9.76. So, that's how my $10.00 will be spent as of this moment.

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You should probably put the vinegar aside so I don't eat it on my salads at family dinner :). The cornmeal is $.79 per lb in bulk so you will get well over a pound with the $1.25. I thought we could use a cheaper rate when calculating at home items. For example, if you find a lb of butter for $3.00 you can use that price divided by your quantity (1/4 is the minimum). Also, I found some spices at Ollies for $.69. So if you have one of those spices at home and say you are planning on using half, $.35 would be charged against your allowance. So you may still have some wiggle room if you do some more comparison pricing.

ReplyDeleteI thought this vote was over spices, not everything in the kitchen!

ReplyDeleteWho is this Olly! I want $.69 spices!