Friday, August 21, 2015

Grocery Budget Update - August


This month I stayed on budget without too much trouble. I began the month with a $43.33 deficit.  Now I have a deficit to carryover of $40.03.  Little bit, by little bit I'm whittling away at it.

Our nonfood items came in a at $22.05.  I stocked up on more laundry detergent and a bottle of dish soap because I found it at a great price on sale and I had coupons to save even more.  The laundry detergent was $2.00 for two bottles and the dish soap was 74¢.  I also bought two bags of cat litter, aspirin and some toiletries.


Here is the list of all the food items I bought last month:

Groceries

 $$$





Ice cream - 1 gal (2)

       7.98
Sale
Pasta sauce (10)

       6.80
Sale
Pasta (8)

       6.62

Salsa (2)

       2.00
Sale/Coupon
Weiners (2)

       1.58
Sale
Lunchmeat (2)

       4.00
Sale
Potatoes - 5#

       0.99
Sale
Salad dressing (2)

       1.58
Markdown
Corn tortillas

       2.79

Steak

       3.98
Coupon
Cereal (4)

       5.12
Sale/Coupon
Cheese

     10.48
Cash & Carry
Flour - 25#

       6.97
Cash & Carry
Chile paste

       2.69
Cash & Carry
Olive oil

       7.68
Sale
Seasoning packets (7)

       3.27
Sale
Chili powder

       0.70
Bulk Bin
Lettuce

       0.98

Pesto

       2.28
Sale
Hamburger buns

       0.99

Hot dog buns

       0.99

Milk - 1 gal (3)

       3.98

Grapes

       2.04
Sale
Scallions

       0.59
Sale
Tortilla Chips

       1.00
Sale
Tater tots

       1.99

Flour tortillas

       1.49

Eggs - doz. (2)

       3.98

Sour cream (2)

       1.98
Sale
Hamburger buns

       0.59
Markdown
Hot dog buns

       0.59
Markdown
English muffins - 12ct.

       0.75
Markdown
Ramen - 12 ct.

       1.97
Sale
Bran

       3.68

Mayonnaise

       2.97
Sale/Coupon
Barbeque sauce

       0.98
Sale/Coupon
Milk - 1 gal (4)

       6.76
Store Coupon
Romaine

       1.49

Scallions

       0.69

Grapes

       2.12
Sale
Tortillas (2)

       1.49
Sale




Total

 $ 121.60


$126.47 ÷ 31 days ÷3 people = $1.31 per person per day!


We were blessed with a trip to the new grocery outlet store and gifted $75 worth of groceries just to try it out.  We were also blessed with produce from our garden and eggs from our wonderful chickens.

How did you save money on groceries this month?  Were you able to find some good sales and stock up on anything?

This budget month runs from 7/20/15 through 8/20/15.


4 comments:

  1. Wish we had a grocery outlet....:-l

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    1. I've managed all these years quite nicely without one but now that we have this one I am very happy. :)

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  2. We don't have one, but sounds wonderful.
    I have had a good grocery month too.. I didn't need a lot. but added some
    items to freeze/pantry, that I found sales and coupons for.
    Chicken leg qts- 34 cents lb [10 lb bag]
    Chicken skinless/boneless breast- $4.88 [3 lb bag}
    Pasta sauce [store brand]- 69 cents
    Grapes - 99 cents lb
    Squash- 99 cents lb.

    Hope you and family have a nice weekend. Judy

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    1. Wow! Great prices, especially on the chicken. My goal is get the chest freezer and pantry well stocked for winter. Enjoy your weekend as well! )

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