Frugal Step: Grocery Budget September 2015


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Our goal is to spend an average of $400 or less per month on groceries for our family of 5, or about $100/week.  This September is a long month, with 5 weeks in it, so we want to spend $500 or less.

So far this month we spent $78.24, $99.83, and $71.78.

Total for this week: $138.77

Monthly Amazon Subscribe and Save: 2 18-bar packages of Clif Bars and 1 sack of loose-leaf Yorkshire Gold tea: $26

Kroger: $75.27

Muller yogurt was free with a digital coupon, and I bought 4 half-gallons of orange juice for 88 cents each with digital coupon. Canned beans and tomatoes were 50 cents each, so I refilled my diminishing stockpile. Tomato sauce was 25 cents per can. I add dry garlic powder and herbs to it to make a quick pizza sauce for homemade pizza.

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Aldi: $37.50

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$41.50 of our spending was in Clif Bars and Clif Builder Bars, which are used by Mr Thrifty, who plays sports, and one of our children, who is on a prescribed diet to help gain weight. This stock-up should last us most of the month.

We are sitting at $388.62, which is excellent. I could spend up to $111 next week and still come within budget. I don’t think we’ll need to do that, but I may buy some meat, which is something we do not eat often.

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