Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Grocery Budget Update - October


After last month's big stock up I didn't need to do too much grocery shopping and therefore my spending was dramatically lower.  I concentrated the dollars I spent on fresh produce, some dairy and a handful of loss leader items.  My deficit at the beginning of the month was $254.99 and is now sitting at $204.97.

Our nonfood items came in a at $20.85.  I bought a case of canned cat food, two bags of cat litter, some deodorant and stocked up on tissues.

Dollar store finds

Here is the list of all the food items I bought last month.  The items highlighted in red are my stock up items:

Groceries
 $$$
Celery
             0.68
Mushrooms
             0.96
Broccoli
             1.07
Spinach
             1.67
Sale
Lettuce
             0.39
Markdown
Lettuce
             0.39
Markdown
Lettuce
             0.39
Markdown
Grapes
             2.53
Sale
Avocado
             0.79
Sale
Carrots
             1.29
Orange juice - 1/2 gal.
             0.99
Store Coupon
Sour cream
             0.99
Store Coupon
Cream cheese (3)
             2.97
Store Coupon
Spaghetti (2)
             1.58
Penne
             0.89
Sale
Pesto
             3.19
Brownie mix (2)
             3.16
Store Coupon
Pasta (6)
             3.54
Store Coupon
Pasta (8)
             2.00
Store Coupon
Margarine (2)
             1.18
Store Coupon
Flour - 5# (2)
             2.98
Sale/Coupon
Sugar - 4# (2)
             3.54
Sale
Baking chips (2)
             3.76
Sale
Bagels (3)
             2.97
Markdown
Lettuce
             0.99
Markdown
Lettuce
            (0.01)
Markdown/Coupon
Cole slaw mix
             1.04
Coupon
Bananas
             1.36
Apples
             1.43
Sale
Green onions
             0.59
Sale
Milk - 1 gal.
             1.99
Clam chower (2)
             2.58
Sale
Frosting (2)
             1.58
Markdown
Frosting  
             1.58
Sale
Tortillas (2)
             2.19
Sale
Customer Appreciation
            (1.00)
Store Coupon
Pie crust (3)
             3.00
Dollar Store
Pumpkin (4)
             4.00
Dollar Store
Molasses (2)
             2.00
Dollar Store
Ginger (2)
             2.00
Dollar Store
Pie filling (2)
             2.00
Dollar Store
Butter - 1# (2)
             3.76
Store Coupon
Total
 $         74.98

$74.98 ÷ 31 days ÷3 people = $.81 per person per day!


Were you able to find some good sales and stock up on anything?

This budget month runs from 9/20/15 through 10/20/15.




6 comments:

  1. Wow! Super month! Don't you just love those months when you don't need much and you have those extra funds? I know I really like it when that happens. I was remembering one of your past posts and I decided to do your $5 a week stock up suggestion, to add to my pantry. This month I added in canned pumpkin, wheat flour, powdered milk and popcorn kernels. You are definitely right- when you do a little stocking up, $5 at a time, it can take you pretty far. :)

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    1. Good job Dawn! I've done really well with my list so far. I've been amazed too at how much I can get for $5!

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  2. I haven't been to the grocery store in almost 4 weeks and I am loving it! Soon though, but not for that much. Hooray for me.

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    1. Good for you. I haven't gone this week yet and I'm not planning on it either. Whoo hoo!

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