It didn't take me long after last month to slip back into my thrifty grocery shopping ways. I mean we're talking 30+ years of ingrained thriftiness here. No way is that just going to go out the window in a month. And while I enjoyed having a more liberal grocery budget last month I really enjoy the bargain hunt more. Plus, we had a lot of food waste, although the chickens would beg to differ. To them they just ate better. So not a total waste, but you know what I mean.
My nonfood purchases of toiletries, canned cat food, sandwich bags, fabric softener and a lint roller totaled $24.73 of my $25.00 budget. A lot of what I purchased came from the dollar store so that helped me to keep my expenses low.
Contrary to last month my list is much, much shorter and the total is much, much smaller. Most of what I bought is produce with a few junky items thrown in to keep the kiddos happy. The items highlighted in red are my stock up items:
$69.25 ÷ 30 days ÷3 people = $.77 per person per day!
How did you do last month? Any great bargains?
This budget month runs from April 1 through April 30