I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.
Now, it’s time to get back to the swing of things for everybody.
As mentioned yesterday, I will be discussing on how you can save money on Food (one of our basic needs).
Today, I wanted to share with you what I got on my grocery haul for September.
I do my grocery shopping once a month because it helps me save money. I learned that the less trips you make on grocery shopping, the more money you will save. It gets me to eat what I have already bought and overspend on that category in the budget.
I gave myself $160 this month to spend on groceries. This is not what I would normally spend on groceries a month. I had $100 left over from last month I didn’t spend money on for groceries (I used to give myself $200 a month to spend on groceries at my last job). I used that money plus the $60 a month I give myself to go grocery shopping (That is how much I will spend on groceries now that I switched jobs).
Below is what I got for $160 (Please keep in mind that all of this food will not be consumed within September. I decided to go ahead and stockpile for future months- if money gets tight):
Here are some deals I scored on:
-Bags and boxes of whole wheat pasta and luxury pasta for $1.00 each
-Big box of Mott’s Fruit Snacks (90 bags) for $7.00 (costs around $28 at Amazon.com)
-Big cans of Dole mandarin oranges for $4.00 per can
-Healthy Choice Pumpkin Squash ravioli with veggie frozen dinners for $1.00 each
-Several Mexican frozen dinners for 79 cents each
-Real fruit lime bars for $1.00 per box (6 bars per box)
-Bags of sweet potato fries for 69 cents each
-4 loaves of Arnold and Pepperidge Farm bread for around $1.25 to $1.50 per loaf
-Bags of blue corn tortilla chips for $1.00 each
-20 ounce bags of On The Border Mexican Restaurant brand tortilla chips for $2.00 each
Did I stay below $160 on my grocery shopping haul?
- I spent $154. So, I spent $6 less than what I was supposed to spend. I would like to do better on that.
Tomorrow, I will show you how I stayed on budget for groceries and how you can too.
Are there any special meals I plan on making this month with my haul?
-Chicken broccoli alfredo
-Pizza out of canned biscuits
If you had any questions, comments, tips or ideas for my next haul please let me know.
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Thank You and Have A Great Day