I normally do a month end summary of my grocery budget. I am a couple of days later, never mind. I came in way under budget in February. I only spent $166.54, and had $62.30 in savings. Why I spent so little is that I am trying to use up what is in the house, and also we have been so busy. I didn't get grocery shopping on February 28th, like I should have, so that helped keep the total down.
We did have a dollar sale in one of the stores, which I took advantage of. Also I am trying to eat more fresh salad things, and that is helping with the costs. However we are in a cold spell again, so will be back to more hot meals this week.
For the month of March my grocery budget will be $325, with $100 in savings. I would love to be able to come in at under budget. However I have to stock up on vitamins etc this month as we are running low. I am taking advantage of a Shopper's Drug Mart referral event, and if any Canadians want a referral please let me know, send me a separate comment with your email address (I won't publish it) and I'll forward you on a referral. If you register, you get a bonus of 5,000 points for spending $20 on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. As you know those points all add up.
I managed to put away $1 per day in my box, as part of the Daily Savings Club, so that is good and means I have managed to save up $59 over these past two months. For those of you who are following the original formula, for the month of March, it's now 75 cents per day.
I managed to put money away in the savings account each week, I put money away in our vacation pot, plus my special savings pot, my Christmas pot and my birthday pot. All are looking pretty healthy for a change!!
So overall February wasn't a bad month. How was it for you?
(I'LL UPDATE YOU ON THE HOUSE ON TUESDAY)