Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Grocery Budget Update - October

 
I took the remaining $59.21 left over from last month and added it to this month's budget which gave me $184.21 as a beginning budget.  I spent more on groceries this month than I have any other month this year but, I still have $24.82 in reserve. 

You will most likely note that I bought a lot of frozen pizza this month.  It was on sale quite a few times throughout the month and there were plenty of coupons available.  I used frozen pizza in place of dining out.  With the sales price and coupons it saved me a boat load of cash over dining out this month. 

Our non-food budget came in at $13.10 (of our allotted $25) for 9 cans of cat food, 20# bag of cat litter, an 8 pack of paper towels, a box of facial tissues, a fabric softener refill, a new hand soap dispenser for the kitchen and a couple bars of soap. 

This is what I bought for groceries this month: 

 
 
 $$$
 
Sour cream (4)
 
              3.88
Sale 
Bread
 
              0.98
Store Promotion
Muffin mixes (4)
 
              2.90
Sale/Coupon
Flour - 5#
 
              1.67
 
Brownie mix (2)
 
              1.98
 
Tea
 
              2.94
Sale/Coupon
Coffee beverage mix
 
              2.67
Coupon
Taco shells (2)
 
              2.44
Sale/Coupon
Salad dressing
 
              1.50
Sale
Frosting (2)
 
              3.03
Sale/Coupon
Tortillas
 
              1.49
 
Bread  (2)
 
              3.00
Store Coupon
Milk - 1/2 gal (3)
 
              3.75
Store Coupon
Orange juice - 1/2 gal
 
              1.25
Store Coupon
Apple juice - 1/2 gal (2)
 
              3.00
Store Coupon
Canned tomatoes (4)
 
              2.00
Store Coupon
Soup (2)
 
              1.30
 
Rice - 3#
 
              2.89
 
Pizza
 
              1.66
Sale
Cereal (3)
 
              2.13
Sale/Coupon
Cereal (2)
 
              4.00
Store Coupon
Cole slaw mix
 
              0.98
 
Lettuce
 
              0.88
 
Less bag refund
 
            (0.25)
 
Crackers (2)
 
              2.00
Dollar Store
Green olives (2)
 
              2.00
Dollar Store
Pizza (2)
 
              5.67
Sale/Coupon
Bananas
 
              0.56
Markdown
Eggs
 
              1.48
Store Promotion
Canola oil
 
              2.98
Sale
Weiners
 
              0.98
Sale
Spinach
 
              1.87
 
Bread
 
              1.99
Store Coupon
Cookie dough mix (2)
 
              2.00
Markdown
Cherry pie
 
              1.50
Markdown
Pasta (4)
 
              3.08
Store Coupon
Cereal (3)
 
              4.14
Store Coupon/Coupon
Cinnamon rolls
 
              1.36
Sale/Coupon
Orange juice - 1/2 gal (3)
 
              2.31
Store Coupon
Frozen veg (3)
 
              2.04
Sale/Coupon
Pizza (4)
 
              8.98
Store Coupon/Coupon
Lunchmeat
 
              0.99
Coupon
Deli ham
 
              4.11
Sale
Bananas
 
              1.21
Sale
Cole slaw mix
 
              0.98
 
Lettuce
 
              0.88
 
English muffins (2)
 
              1.18
Markdown
Bread (3)
 
              4.00
Sale
Potatoes - 5#
 
              0.88
Sale
Crackers (2)
 
              1.98
Sale
Peanut butter
 
              1.50
Store Coupon
Cereal (3)
 
              3.00
Store Coupon/Coupon
Milk - 1/2 gal (3)
 
              2.97
Store Coupon
Soup (9)
 
              9.00
Sale/Coupon
Less bag refund
 
            (0.15)
 
Butter (2)
 
              3.76
Store Coupon
Chocolate chips (2)
 
              3.36
Store Coupon
Sugar - 4#
 
              1.88
Store Coupon
Pork roast
 
              2.96
Markdown
Crushed tomatoes - 28 oz (2)
 
              2.00
Dollar Store
Cream cheese (2)
 
              2.00
Sale
Cheese (6)
 
              9.00
Store Coupon
Crackers (2)
 
              2.32
Store Coupon/Coupon
Bread
 
              1.98
Markdown
English muffins
 
              0.59
Markdown
 
 
 
 
Total
 
 $      159.39
 

$159.39 ÷ 31 days ÷3 people = $1.71 per person per day! 

How did you do with your grocery budget last month?

2 comments:

  1. I can't get over your food prices in the U.S... wow... kinda jealous.haha!! Well done though! :)

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    1. Thanks! We are very fortunate here in the lower 48.

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