After having a no-spend month with a pantry challenge in February, we were eager to do our March grocery shopping, so eager that I even went on a Saturday.
We went to Winco, Sam’s Club, and Sprouts and spent nearly $300. We will grab a few things later in the month (I just got 6 jars of jam at Walmart today), but this is basically it. Well, all this and what we have in the pantry, freezer, and food storage.
After filming my grocery haul, I promptly lost my Winco receipt. After delaying this post to look for it, I finally gave up. I took some pictures and video as I shopped and I have a pretty good memory for prices, so I’ve reconstructed it as well as possible, but I didn’t have all of the weights for produce and bulk foods. The store total, at least is accurate.
If you’ve seen my grocery hauls before, you know that I don’t create a grocery list from a menu plan. I mostly cook from scratch from ingredients in my pantry and food storage, so I just shop for what we’re low on.
I stuck pretty well to the list I showed you here:
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After a successful #nospendmonth, we are ready for monthly grocery shopping! Our cupboards aren't bare– we still have lots of long-term food storage staples– but we could use some fresh produce and dairy and other things. I have my grocery list ready to go and I'm bringing only one kiddo with me. I like to go to several stores, so I color code my list by store. The yellow is Winco, where I'll go first. If there is a blue or pink dot, that is the secondary store for those items. Since I can check prices for Sprouts deals and Sam's Club items online, I always take a look before I go shopping. I start shopping at Winco and compare their prices to what the deals are at Sprouts or Sam's Club. Sometimes their prices are better or just as good at Winco. Shopping with a list is just one of the ways I'm able to keep our food spending to $400/month for our family of 7. Shopping with a list is also faster than without, plus I don't forget things (as long as they're on the list), and I'm less likely to grab things not on my list (no promises though). Do you shop with a list? This digital, printable shopping list is editable so you can customize it for your family. It's free as a part of my free Grocery Budget Crash Course. Just click the link in my profile to get it. https://www.sixfiguresunder.com/gbcc/ #grocerybudget #budgeting #frugalfamily #savingmoney #shopwithme #groceryshopping #grocerylist #winco #samsclub #personalfinance #frugallife #debtfreecommunity #debtfree #debtfreejourney #savemoney #familyfinance #money #budget #frugalliving #familyof7 #sixfiguresunde r #personalfinancemadepublic
As usual, you can watch/listen to our grocery haul, or just scan the list below!
So sorry that I lost my receipt before getting this typed up. I did the best I could!
- Bread $1.68 x 3 = $5.04
- Baby carrots (2lb) $1.88 x 2 = $3.76
- Graham crackers $1.67 x 4 = $6.68
- Raisins $2.68/lb x?
- Parmesan cheese $4.65/lb
- Steel cut oats $.63/lb x ?
- Dried apricots $2.48/lb x ?
- Homestyle noodles $1.86/lb
- Sea salt $.42/lb x ?
- Spaghetti sauce $.77 x 8 = $6.16
- Navel oranges $.68/lb x ?
- Pears $.78/lb x ?
- Roma tomatoes $.98/lb x ?
- Apples $.98/lb x ?
- Pears $.78/lb x ?
- Yams $.98/lb x ?
- Grapefruit $.78 ea x 7 = $5.46
- Cucumber $.50 x 4 = $2
- Potatoes (10 lb) $2.68 x 2 = $5.36
- Yellow onion 3 lb $1.50
- Rolled Oats (25 lb bag) $15
- Cream of wheat $1.24
- Canola Oil (1 Gal) $6 x 2 = $12
- Elbow macaroni (3 lb) $2.71
- Pasta $.93 x 4 = $3.72
- Pan spray $2
- Ketchup $1.50
- Flour (10 lb)
- Flour (5 lb)
- Brownie Mix $.98 x 2 = $1.96
- Rice Crispies
- Corn Tortillas
- Tortilla chips $3.50
- Pretzels (20 oz) $1.88 x 2 = $3.76
- Flour tortillas $2.67 x 4 = $10.68
Sam’s Club– $113.80
- Sour Cream (5 lb) $6.98
- Skim Milk $2 x 2 = $4.00
- Ice Cream (5 qt) $5.48
- Spring Mix (1 lb) $3.56
- Spinach (1 lb) $3.35 x 2 = $6.70
- Shredded Cheese (5 lb) $9.64 x 2 = $19.28
- Bananas (3 lb $1.23 x 6 = $7.38
- Cream Cheese (6- 8oz bricks) $7.87
- Cottage Cheese (5 lb) $6.48
- Clementines (5 lb) $4.7
- Butter (4 lb) $10.89
- Romaine $2.54
- Peanut Butter (2 x 40oz) $6.98 x 4 = $27.92
- Blood Oranges 1.5 lb @ $1.48/lb = $2.23
- Fuji Apples 4.4 lb @ $.98/lb = $4.31
- Grapes 2.69 lb @ $1.48/lb = $3.98
- Avocados 6 @ 3/$1 = $2.00
For those who are wondering what sort of things we eat on a regular basis, you can see a typical month’s meals right here.
Next up will be February’s Debt Smashathon Update! It’s a good one– a BIG one. Yep, even bigger than January’s report! I can’t wait to share!!
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