My grocery challenge for August is to keep the weekly bill under $100 … or at least the average per week under $100. It’s my monthly progression of personal budget improvement.
- In May I stopped putting groceries on my credit card and instead used the debit card
- In June I shopped with a more critical and value-oriented eye when in the grocery store
- In July I began tracking how much we spend on groceries each month
For those regular readers, you know that I’ve started shopping once per week rather than heading to the store for a handful of items numerous times each week. That in and of itself has really helped with the grocery expenses. My weekly spend has to support a household of six.
The grocery spend this morning after coupons and store savings ($50) came to $98.23. I was able to stock-up on a few items for the pantry which was great.
August Grocery expense month-to-date (MTD) $98.23