Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Grocery Budget - April Update


This month I didn't spent much on groceries and we didn't need much either.  I only shopped twice and that suited me just fine.  Other than produce and dairy items I mainly filled in with items to round out what we already had on hand and items we were low on.  The freezers and pantry are still very well stocked.


A little dented, but the seals were intact

I came across quite a few good markdown items so I splurged a bit on lunchmeat and those Little Smokies.  My girls loves those.  And yes, there really is a box of Twinkies® and a box of Ding Dongs® on this list, I had a moment of weakness.

Trip #1 

Trip #2

My non food items budget is $25 a month and I had $14.41 leftover from March to roll over and add to it making it $39.41.  I bought a lot of non food items this month.  Cat food, litter, toiletries and stocking up on feminine hygiene items accounted for me spending $38.50 leaving me with 91¢ left to roll over next month and use.

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

Groceries
 $$$
Shrimp
       9.99
Sale
Ketchup
       1.00
Dollar Store
Cheese (2)
       1.98
Store Coupon
Ramen (48)
       5.60
Sale
Strawberries
       2.00
Sale
Lettuce
       1.89
Spinach
       1.99
Veggie tray
       3.99
Markdown
Milk - 1/2 gal (3)
       2.37
Store Coupon
Orange juice - 1/2 gal
       0.79
Store Coupon
Bananas
       1.26
Onions
       0.73
Apples
       2.65
Cream - qt.
       4.14
Tater tots - 5#
       4.48
Twinkies
       2.50
Sale
Ding Dongs
       2.50
Sale
Cinnamon
       1.00
Dollar Store
Bread crumbs
       1.00
Dollar Store
Tomatoes
       1.49
Lettuce
       1.89
Cole slaw mix
       1.49
Mushrooms
       1.49
Coupon
Bologna
       0.98
Markdown
Salami
       1.49
Sale
Ham
       1.99
Markdown
Turkey
       1.79
Markdown
Sour cream (2)
       0.58
Markdown/Coupon
Bananas
       1.58
Milk - 1/2 gal (3)
       2.37
Store Coupon
Orange juice - 1/2 gal (2)
       1.58
Store Coupon
Olives (3)
       3.00
Tortillas (2)
       2.78
Sale
Smoked sausage
       3.99
Sale
Little Smokies (2)
       3.98
Markdown
Hot dog buns
       1.29
Hamburger buns
       1.29
Chow mein noodles
       0.99
Sale
Pinepple chunks (2)
       1.80
Store Coupon
Tortilla chips
       0.60
Store Coupon
Total
 $   90.30

$90.30 ÷ 30 days ÷3 people = $1.00 per person per day!

Next month I am hoping for a good buy on sugar, peanut butter and as always meat and cheese.  Did you stock up on anything this month?  Any super deals?


This budget month runs from April 1 through April 30.




6 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have a store that sells discounts. Walmart does put out a rolling cart of discount breads. Which I will look thru. Just bought 2 french bread for 50c each. I enjoy reading you! :)

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    1. Good score on the French bread! I do enjoy my markdowns. Always on the prowl. :)

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  2. Nice!! I really like those months when I am well stocked and can come in way under my grocery budget. It hasn't happened much lately but it's nice when it does happen! :)

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  3. great price on the veggie tray

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  4. do you have a separate freezer? If not how do you store so much juice and milk?

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