Friday, May 27, 2016

My Grocery Budget - May Update


I was happy to have the extra money in our budget this month that was leftover from last month because there were quite a few good deals on meat.  I was able to stock us up on boneless skinless chicken breasts and lean ground beef.  I also found rib eye steaks for Mother's Day for only $5.99 a pound.  They were so delicious.

Cash & Carry haul

This month I went waaaaaaaaay over budget in the non food department.  A few good sales made it nice for me to stock up on toilet paper and some toiletries.  My non food items budget is $25 a month and I had 91¢leftover from April to roll over and add to it making it $25.91.  My total spent ended up at $43.81 so I am $17.90 in the hole.  Eek!

Flat of strawberries - $8.95

I started the month with $160.18.  After spending $134.18 I have exactly $26.00 left to rollover and add to next month so I'll be starting the month with $151.00.  Not bad, huh?


Without further adieu, here is the list of food I bought.  The items highlighted in red are my stock up items:

Groceries
$$$
Ground beef - 10#
     20.87
Cash & Carry
Bell peppers - 6ct
       2.67
Cash & Carry
Lettuce - 3ct
       2.47
Cash & Carry
Cheddar - 5#
       9.98
Cash & Carry
Bagels - 6ct
       1.99
Markdown
Hamburger buns
       0.99
Hotdog buns
       0.99
Mixed veg
       1.99
Sale
Green onions
       0.69
Sale
Bananas
       1.27
Graham cracker pie crusts (4)
       4.00
Dollar Store
Steaks
     16.05
Store Coupon
Mexican crema
       0.49
Markdown
Veg medley
       1.49
Markdown
Bagels - 6ct
       1.79
Markdown
Tater tots - 5#
       4.48
Onion rings
       2.48
Chicken
     17.36
Sale
Potatoes
       0.41
Sale
Pepperoni
       1.00
Dollar Store
Cream - qt.
       4.14
Chips (2)
       2.00
Dollar Store
Cookies (4)
       4.00
Dollar Store
Chips (5)
       4.77
Store Coupon
Milk - 1/2 gal (3)
       2.37
Store Coupon
Orange juice - 1/2 gal
       0.79
Store Coupon
Raspberries (4)
       3.96
Sale
Cream cheese (2)
       1.98
Sale
Ground pork - 2#
       4.32
Oranges
       0.99
Sale
Strawberries - 8#
       8.95
Sale
Avocados (3)
       1.48
Sale
Onions
       0.97
Total
 $ 134.18

$134.18 ÷ 30 days ÷3 people = $1.49 per person per day!


I'm still looking for a good buy on sugar and peanut butter. 

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


This budget month runs from May 1 through May 31.



6 comments:

  1. You did well! Our Winco had their heavy duty large boxes of aluminum foil clearanced at .99 each. I bought 4 boxes at that price and that will get us through the rest of the year! Rosauers also had their 2 pound blocks of Cheddar cheese on sale for $3.99 each. I bought 4 blocks at that price. Two blocks will be shredded and frozen, one will go into a HUGE pan of homemade macaroni and cheese that I am making for a big family party tonight and the other will be used for sandwiches and snacks for the next few weeks. :)

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    1. Wow! Great deals. I like your plans for the cheese. Love it when we get great deals like that. Enjoy your party!! :)

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  2. Great bargains..
    Found hamburger and hotdog buns for 68 cents. [bought some and put in freezer].Center cut pork chops for 1.68 lb, I bought 2 family packs and divided them up.
    Comp ad peanut butter at Wal mart for 99 cents.. I bought 4 jars.
    Hope you and family have a blessed Memorial day weekend.

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    1. Great buys!!! I want some 99 cent peanut butter. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hey! Your RV neighbor here ;P I see you use coupons and search for the best deals! If you're wanting to get money back on your stuff at the store, you should check out https://ibotta.com/r/okuenvd once you hit $30, you can cash out! Money back in your wallet WOOP! We're up to $20...$10 more until we can get some cash back! Everyone likes cash back right? ;P If you have any questions about it, shoot me an email and I can help you out!

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    1. Cool! I'll check that out. Thanks Heather.

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