Tuesday, October 3, 2017
October 2017 Grocery Budget Challenge
Jeff and I were looking at our bills for this month and trying to see where we could cut costs since we have an extra $100 a month coming out now for my car payment and we have to put in several tons of pellets to keep us warm this heating season. One of the best places that I know I can cut expenses in is my food budget. Luckily, I am not alone in doing a grocery budget challenge as several of my sweet friends here in blogland are doing the same. My friend Bless at http://bless2cents.blogspot.com/ is the ultimate black belt or shopping ninja as my middle grandson Isaiah would say at this. 😀 If you have not visited her blog before, you really should.
I am setting a goal for myself for $150 for the month and that includes stocking up on sale items that are at rock bottom prices. I will not include pet food or kitty litter. As you know, if you have read my blog for awhile, we usually have several family gatherings each month and we do those potluck style. I will have my oldest grandsons here for the day at least once and hopefully several other times as well. I want to have a dinner with each of my kids and also with my cousin this month. There is also a friend, who has a birthday near the end of the month, along with my oldest son Jaysn that I want to do something special for.
I have a full pantry and 2 deep freezers to pull food from so we will not be hurting by any means. I love a good challenge and I know this is one that I can meet.
So far I have spent:
$10 for apples from the orchard ( .50 a pound and I am sharing them with my family)
$36.99 for stock up on groceries
So $150- $46.99 = $103.01 left for the rest of the month.
I'll try to update as I go along this month.