So I had to go to Costco today, it’s a routine visit you know. We had coupons and we needed a few things. I pulled into the parking lot and realized that I forgot my coupons and my list. The kids said I should go back home and I was tempted but I still needed a few things. I was really craving milk and we were completely out. I couldn’t even make the pancakes with just milk, I had to use half a cup of milk and half a cup of water which actually kind of grosses me out. The pancakes still turned out fine, I cooked them in butter so no one could tell.
As I was getting out of the van I realized that I had a return so we did that first. They gave me the cash back and I felt like, hey this is going to be a good day, then I piled everything into the cart and ended up spending $350. Oh I forgot to mention, they even gave me the coupons at the register and I still spent that much. HOW in the world did I spend that much? When did Paper Towels and Toilet paper become so expensive even with a coupon? I used to be a frugal shopper that walked out of the store with a ton of stuff for only $50.00. What changed?
I feel like my wallet was attacked. I’m not going to Costco again, I’m just going to close my eyes and send my husband. I’m also going to make him do the budget for 2013 soon, so I’ll know if it’s ok for me to spend that much at Costco. I think I had our whole food budget down to $500 a month and I spent over half of it today. The price of food keeps going up even in the grocery store, it’s making me a little crazy.
Ok, I just had to rant about that. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve used my blog to just rant. Ha, it feels good!!!!!