As promised, here’s the update on exactly how much my family spent on groceries in May, complete with pictures.
Accountability is something I find to be super important in reaching goals and it has proven itself once again. With the incentive of publicly sharing my grocery expenses, I was able to come really close to my goal of $300.
May’s groceries came in at a grand total of…$306.16.
Okay, I did go slightly over, but it’s not a fail. One of the grocery stores offers a discount on gas with the purchase of some items. We earned .96/gallon credit for gas up to 20 gallons. Since we use the full 20 gallons with the discount, the amount saved in gas through these grocery purchases is $19.20. Considering that, I did surpass my goal and came in at $286.96.
Time was not on my side this month and a couple of weeks I didn’t plan our meals out ahead of time. Plus, on at least one trip, I bought things simply because I was in a hurry and didn’t want to run to another store. (To my credit, the wind literally blew my list out of my hand one day and I was stuck trying to remember what was needed. This is not good. My daughter compares me to Dory on Finding Nemo, if that gives you any idea how bad the ole memory is).
So, grocery voyeurs, below are the photos of the actual food purchased, stores I shopped, and money spent. Enjoy!
Not pictured (sorry!): Costco – Organic Chia Seed, 5 lb. shredded cheese, 8 pack Progresso soup, bananas, 25 lb. rice = $35.28.