Friday, November 27, 2015

Grocery Budget Update - October


Once again  I concentrated my grocery dollars on fresh produce, some dairy and a few loss leader items which I stocked up on.  My deficit at the beginning of the month was $204.97 and is now sitting at $177.51.  Little bit, by little bit I keep chipping away at it.

Our nonfood items came in a at $40.25.  I try to keep this under $25 and most months I'm well under so I don't mind going over this time.  I bought two 16# bags of cat food on sale for $8.99 each and I didn't want to miss out on that great buy.  I also bought fabric softener, face wash for the girls, shampoo and conditioner for all of us and 36 rolls of toilet paper on sale for $10.


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

Groceries
 $$$
Milk - 1 gal
             1.77
Store Coupon
Sunny D
             1.00
Markdown
Weiners (3)
             1.25
Sale/Coupon
Egg roll wrappers
             1.99
Bell pepper
             0.99
Sale
Spaghetti (2)
             1.40
Sale/Coupon
Mushrooms
             2.88
Raspberries
             0.99
Sale
Cole slaw mix
             1.29
Lettuce
             1.89
Sale
Spinach (2)
             3.34
Sale
Green onions (2)
             1.78
Apples
             4.71
Bananas
             1.98
Pears
             1.60
Sale
Clam chowder (4)
             2.96
Sale/Coupon
Canned fruit
             1.76
Sale
Tortilla chips
             0.60
Sale/Coupon
Hot Mustard
             3.49
Beef roast
            14.61
Markdown
Customer Appreciation
            (2.00)
Store Coupon
Customer Appreciation
            (2.00)
Store Coupon
Ice cream (3)
             5.37
Sale
Cole slaw mix (2)
             2.58
Lettuce (2)
             2.58
Peanut butter (4)
             5.16
Store Coupon
Yogurt (20)
             5.00
Sale
Baking chips (2)
             3.98
Sale
Sausage
             1.00
Markdown
Tortillas (2)
             2.19
Sale
Ice cream (3)
             5.37
Sale
Chocolate stars
             3.87
Sale
Milk - 1 gal
             1.88
Sale
Parmesan
             2.29
Coupon
Vegetable tray
             7.99
Total
 $         97.54

$97.54 ÷ 30 days ÷3 people = $1.08 per person per day!


How did you do preparing for Thanksgiving?  Were you able to find some good sales and stock up on anything?

This budget month runs from 10/20/15 through 11/20/15.



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