How is your grocery budget going. Are you staying on track, going over or spending less than bugeted every week/ month.
Until the last few months we never had a definite food and gas budget. Then things changed in our home and the budget began. With the budget came reading blogs online and mine began.
I have couponed and rebated off and on for years but never steady, I never tracked our living expenses either. We had our budget to pay the bills and when the money ran out we used credit cards. Now we are living on a cash basis and when the money runs out we are done for the week or month.
I have begun to coupon heavier, to do deals at Walgreens and CVS, to watch for sales at the grocery stores. I watch for rebates on thing we like or want to try and to build up a stock pile of food, paper products and cleaning products.
My week goes Friday thru Thursday. This last week we spent a total of $54.60 on groceries and household items. A lot considering others on line budget $10.00 per week per person and there is only 2 of us. This comes to over $25.00 per person.
I do have a large stock pile of pasta items, laundry soap, personal items. I could go awhile without spending there if I chose.
With menu planning, picking and choosing the deals better and not buying because it is a good deal I may be able to cut this down some. Hubby is pleased that we are budgeting, using cash only and thinks we are doing so much better, and I have to agree with him.
So how are you doing with your budgets. I look forward to hearing from you.