So here we go the end of another month and I so went over my grocery budget for the month of August.
I ended up spending $507.32 and had savings of $356.75.
So I was $200 over my budget, however I took advantage of the FOF programme that ends this week at A & P (see yesterday's post to that explains more about FOF). Because of that I have managed to stock up on coffee, I won't need to buy coffee until the new year. The same with ceaser salad dressing. I won't need to buy Olive Oil until next year. I haven't had to buy milk all month, or yogurt. The freezer is full and I managed to FOF 6 fully cooked meat meals, 4 of which are in the freezer, and will make easy fast meals.
I stocked up on Glad Cling Wrap and Aluminum Foil for the rest of the year and well into next year. I have made enough jam to last us well into next year also. I stocked up on dh's Glucosamine and my Black Cohosh. I stocked up on sugar, brown sugar and icing sugar, with an eye on Christmas baking. I know I am thinking ahead here.
As I have bought the things for and have made my laundry detergent, I won't need to buy those items for many months. The same with fabric softener. I am sure I am stocked up on a number of other items as well.
We are away on vacation for half of September, and as I am so stocked up on a number of things, I am hoping to keep this months budget under $100. I have three days of when I can FOF Tuesday through Thursday so will see what else I can get free, and will buy more of dh's Glucosamine as its on sale this week. Other than fresh things I think we are in good shape for both September and October.
What are your grocery goals for the month of September?