This is the key I think.
I think you may be right. The closest Aldi is 1.5hrs away for me. Prob not worth the petrol over there in the long run.
.:astaaria:. do you buy muesli bars and stuff for DH to take to work for smoko.
My other problem is that my partner just doesn't get that spending $15 on smoko a couple of times a week just isn't on. I'm getting to the point where I have to make sure nothing is in the account for him to spend. I had $30 cash on my that was from him in the first place. I put it in the account without him knowing, it was meant to be for diesel for him later in the week. When it came to thursday he said he needed the $30 for diesel so i told him it was in the account, i look at the account later during the day and he had purchased smoko with it instead!! Can't bloody win.
I've recently got a slow cooker so I'm going to try and use that more often to save money of purchasing jars of sauces etc. I also find that there are the left overs for lunch the next day.
I really think if we move into town and pay the extra $40 per week in rent we will eventually work out in front cos I'm spending $30-40 per week in petrol and I only go in 4 times a week. Where as my partners ute goes through about 1 1/4 tanks in diesel a week.
I could drop him to work in the mornings and pick him up as it costs less to run my car.