I spend $100 per week for grocery and household supplies. I start in Jan and if I have cash leftover I roll it into the following week. Several times per year I add $100 for shopping for holiday gifts one of these weeks is right after Valentine this week I have an extra $100 to spend on gift items that are needed through out the year. I spent $56 of it this week at Under Armor Outlet I managed to get six gifts for this using coupons and discounts.
Sale weeks that I use are:
The day after Valentine Feb 15th thru 21 Feb.
The day after Easter up to one week after (watch for clearance on items you have on your gift list)
The day after the fourth of July (July 5th thru 10th of July) Deep discounts on summer items!
The day after Christmas Dec 26th thru Jan 8th of the following year.
I do keep an Eye out for great deals at Black Friday but not for regular Black Friday deals (I shop the stores that no one is at on Black Friday Look at Appliance stores, Fabric Stores , Hardware stores , etc. not clothing and electronics / although I will keep an eye out for great deals I keep in mind that many items are marked up just to be marked back down at Black Friday Sales)
The $100 per week for our groceries for five people use to be really hard for me however, now I find that I have money leftover all the time!
I shop only for real foods no snack items or junk food and I use natural cleaners like Vinegar, Baking soda, and Rubbing Alcohol.