Thursday, February 25, 2016

My Grocery Budget - February Update


My grocery shopping this month was much different than last month.  We really didn't need much so I concentrated my dollars on keeping us stocked up on produce and dairy items.  Then I focused on sales and my stock up list.  I was easily able to stay close to budget this month, more than making up for going over last month.  We are going into March with only a 33¢ deficit now.


My non food items budget is $25 a month and I had $10.73 leftover from January to roll over and add to it making it $35.73.  That was great because I needed to replenish our supply of kitty food.  I still didn't spend it all and have $3.11 left to roll over next month and use.

In addition to the cat food, I bought 4 boxes of tissues for 75¢ each and I used a gift card and two $1 OFF coupons to buy two bottles of laundry detergent.  I also used the gift card to pick up a bottle of shampoo and a bottle of hair conditioner.


I stocked up on pork roasts that were on sale for 99¢ a pound, canned tomatoes that were 50¢ a can, mayonnaise on sale for 2/$5 and pasta at 69¢ and 79¢ a package.

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

Groceries

 $$$





Pasta (2)

       1.78
Sale
Pasta (2)

       1.58
Sale
Tea bags (100 ct)

       4.29

Applesauce

       1.49
Sale
Canned pears

       1.59

Mandarin oranges (2)

       2.00
Sale
Tortillas - 10ct  (4)

       4.00
Sale
Canned tomatoes (2)

       1.38

Olives (2)

       2.00
Sale
Cottage cheese (2)

       1.98
Store Coupon
Cheese (2)

       2.98
Store Coupon
Milk - 1 gal

       1.89
Sale
Cream - 1pt

       1.99
Sale
Baking soda

       0.89
Sale
Cornstarch

       1.89

Garlic bulb

       0.34
Sale
Coleslaw (2)

       2.98

Salad mix

       1.89

Spinach

       1.99
Sale
Veggie tray (2)

     15.98
Sale
Apples

       1.50

Tangelos

       0.99
Sale
AP flour - 25#

       6.57
Cash & Carry
Broccoli

       1.40
Sale
Lettuce (2)

       3.78

Vegetable oil - 32 oz.

       2.29

Mayonnaise (4)

     10.00
Store Coupon
Canned tomatoes (12)

       6.00
Store Coupon
Pasta (4)

       2.76
Store Coupon
Pork Roast - 7#

       7.09
Sale
Milk - 1 gal

       1.89
Sale
Cheese (4)

       5.00
Store Coupon
Bananas

       1.11
Sale
Bagels

       0.99
Markdown
Bagels

       1.79
Markdown
Pork roast (2)

       8.78
Sale




Total

 $ 116.85


$116.85 ÷ 29 days ÷3 people = $1.34 per person per day!

It feels really good to be able to maintain our food supply and to be pretty much back on track with the budget.  

Did you stock up on anything this month?  Any super deals?


2 comments:

  1. Hello, I have been reading your blog for some time but just recently learnt how to be a follower and do more internet stuff! Really enjoy your detailed posts on your home improvements. My favourites are your trailer home days posts. You have a lovely family and home.

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    1. Thank you Gina. Those trailer home days were quite an adventure. We talk about it all the time. So happy you found us! :)

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