As promised, here’s the update on exactly how much my family spent on groceries in June, complete with pictures.
I’ve said before and I’ll say it again – accountability is a huge part of successfully reaching goals, and the blog has given me the accountability I needed to save more.
June’s groceries came in at a grand total of…$254.67.
Confession time: the numbers look like I totally rocked my goal, but we were out of town for a total of 9 days during the month of June. So, in reality, I was probably a little higher than my goal of $300/month.
Hy-Vee did offer fuel saver rewards on some of the products purchased. We earned $1.79/gallon credit for gas up to 20 gallons. Since we use the full 20 gallons at the discounted rate, the amount saved in gas through these grocery purchases is $35.80 for the month. If you figure that into the grocery expenses, it brings my total down to $218.87.
With summer here and my kids home, I no longer have to drive into the city to pick up my daughter from school. Instead of driving to pick up cheaper groceries, I choose to utilize the stores within a short distance from me, so groceries may cost a little more, but I am saving time and fuel expenses.
I should be able to come in under budget in July, as garden produce will be ready to harvest and enjoy. Stay tuned, as I’ll keep track of what the garden produces as well as grocery spending.
So, grocery voyeurs, below are the photos of the actual food purchased, stores I shopped, and money spent. Enjoy!
(I’m still working on my photography skills, please be patient with me!)
Not pictured (sorry!): Brats – $19.90 (10 packages for Father’s Day celebration) and bread – $4 (four loaves)