Friday, April 25, 2014

Grocery Budget Update - April


I did much better staying on budget this month.  I was even able to chisel away a little at our deficit created last month.  Not much, but a little.

Our beginning balance was $79.50 due to last month's big spend.  As predicted I wasn't able to stick to that amount as our whole budget.  Next month I will try to come in under budget so that in a couple of months we'll be back on track.

I spent a total of $122.26 for food this month.  Our non food budget came in at $7.64 of our allotted $25.00 for bleach, fabric softener, shampoo, a tooth brush and a hair brush.  Not bad in that department.

Our freezer and pantry are nicely stocked and we enjoyed some great meals throughout the month.  This is what I bought:

Fish fillets

         2.99
Store Coupon
Corned beef roasts (3)

       13.78
Sale
Bread (3)

         4.00
Store Coupon
Broccoli (2)

         1.38
Store Coupon
Ground turkey - 1# (2)

         3.98
Sale/Coupon
Tortilla chips (2)

         2.00
Sale
Mayonnaise (2)

         4.38
Sale
Milk - 1 gal.

         2.28

Bananas

         0.98
Markdown
Mushrooms

         1.88
Sale
Bagels

         1.48
Sale
Bread

         0.98

Bagged cereal

         2.94
Sale
Spinach

         1.78

Lettuce (2)

         1.56

Hamburger buns

         0.68
Sale
Eggs

         1.23
Sale
Ravioli

         2.74
Sale
Tortellini

         2.74
Sale
Lunchmeat

         1.78
Sale
Steak fries

         1.01
Sale
Pepperoni (2)

         2.30
Coupon
Corn

         0.78

Lunchmeat

         2.50
Sale
Half & half

         1.68
Sale
Strawberries

         1.48
Sale
Hot cereal

         1.98

Tomatoes

         0.48

Olives (2)

         1.98

Bell pepper (2)

         1.56

Bagged cereal

         2.94
Sale
Rice - 5#

         3.15

Ramen (6)

         1.08

Mandarin oranges (2)

         1.16
Sale
Mushroom soup (2)

         1.54

Cream of chicken soup

         0.86

Baking powder

         1.60
Sale
Tuna (4)

         2.72

Cheese (3)

         5.00
Sale/Coupon
Cream cheese (2)

         1.76
Sale
Bread

         1.34
Store Coupon
Carrots

         1.29

Mushrooms

         1.99

Spinach

         3.99
Sale/Coupon
Potatoes - 10#

         0.48
Sale/Coupon
Milk - 1/2 gal.

         3.75
Store Coupon
Orange juice

         1.25
Store Coupon
Lettuce (4)

         3.52

Cole slaw mix

         0.98

Green onions

         0.50
Sale
Snap peas

         2.50

Crystal Light lemonade mix (2)

         2.00
Markdown
Eggs - 3 dozen

         2.55
Sale
Crackers (3)

         3.00
Store Coupon/Coupon




Total

 $   122.26


$122.26 ÷ 30 days ÷3 people = $1.36 per person per day!


How did you do with your grocery budget?  Hit any great sales?

4 comments:

  1. You must have great sources for groceries with some of those prices!

    Here we can buy a whole or half cabbage---it might last longer than cole slaw mix--I chop mine in the electric chopper and can get a good consistency that way, chopping it coarsely. Cabbage will last a long time in the fridge. Don't know if your family would eat it as a vegetable cooked also. We like it. I paid $2.39 for ONE dozen eggs this week, but I really needed them. I did get some for Easter at .99 a doz.

    Our prices for produce, seafood, and pork, as well as eggs, have been skyrocketing lately. I'm beginning to wonder if shrimp will ever be affordable again! Did get crab cakes on sale a couple weeks ago, which was a nice treat, though. It's really becoming a challenge to save at the grocery stores lately and you're doing very well!

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    1. We love cabbage cooked or raw. Here the packaged stuff is less money than a whole head. Kind of crazy if you ask me. I have to agree with you, groceries are going up. I don't remember the last time I bought shrimp. I just have to watch the ads and buy stuff as it goes on sale. If I can add a coupon to a sale price then all the better.

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  2. You might have went over but you still did pretty great. I am getting better at going to the grocery store less often, which is helping with the budget. Still going over most months, but by smaller amounts.

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    1. It is a struggle. No doubt about that. But we just have to keep trying.

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