Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Budget Review

I'm not a regular grocery shopper. I buy stuff before I even need it, matching manufacturer coupons with store sales. This way I'm able to "shop" from my own pantry and pay a fraction of retail with items I use. No, we will not use all those mandarin oranges this month, but we will use it this year. When I make meals for us, I menu plan around what we already have on our shelves and in the freezer. There are occasional items I have to pay full price for, but they are the exception as I build up my food storage with stuff we actually use, all for less then I used to spend just to get us by every month.

Retails: $639.01
Total Spent: $205.87
Percent Off: 68%

This month I was able to stock up on lotion, deodorant, maxi pads, fabric softener, dryer sheets, toothbrushes, salsa, diapers, wipes, rice, vegetable oil, cereal, canned veggies, canned fruit, syrup, dough enhancer, flour, chicken broth, beef roasts, paper towels, cough drops, 7-Up, soap, foil, dog treats, cream of chicken soup, ice cream, granola bars, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, Easter treats, eggs, frozen veggies, canned dog food, butter, spices, air fresheners, sugar

WIC Items

Retails: $70.36
Total Spent: FREE
thanks WIC!

1 comment:

  1. Good job Joy! Here's mine: $215 less than March. I was hoping to do better than that, but I'm still happy with it. Thanks for your help.