July was a busy month for us, but we still managed to fit in a few good trips to the grocery store including quite the haul on our bikes one day. I took advantage of the sales ads and tailored my shopping lists to what was on sale as well as to use all the digital coupons I could find and download to my store rewards cards to go along with those sales items. It cut the prices of each item considerably which allowed me to do some stocking up for winter and start filling our pantry and our recently defrosted chest freezer back up.
Shopping the sales did require me to have to go to several stores, but for the savings I received as a result I was more than happy to do it. I was able to get a lot more food for my dollars this way.
The only nonfood items I purchased this month were two 12 roll packages of toilet paper on sale for $3.99 each That total came in at $7.98 out of my $25 nonfood budget so plenty leftover. Here is the food I bought this month:
$188.20 ÷ 31 days ÷3 people = $2.02 per person per day!
I do try to keep my budget closer to $150 a month, however a lot of what I did buy is for future months so I'm fine with going over budget a little bit this month. No way did I want to miss out on those great buys from our big haul at Albertson's.
Did you come across any super buys at the stores this month? Have you started stocking up for winter yet?
This budget month runs from July 1 through July 31