This felt like a light month, but one never really knows until one runs the numbers.
April TOTAL: $664.14
- Stop & Shop: $227.89
- Wegman’s: $244.91
- BJs: $158.38
- Other: $32.94
- Local: $0
- Star Market/Shaw’s: $32.94
- Trader Joe’s: $0
- Target: $0
- Other: $0
And it was an exceptionally low month!
There were some bigger spends this week (which will go into next month’s total), but no so much as to totally throw off the month.
On Monday, I spent the $32.94 at Shaw’s that you saw in April’s spend. Somehow I missed taking a picture. I got four boxes of oatmeal, one can of corn (free with McDonald’s game coupon), two packages of shredded cheese, and six pizza dough balls.
On Wednesday, I stopped at both Target and BJ’s. I spent $69.43 at Target. Juice, almond butter bars, and Life cereal were all on sale.
Then I spent 109.99 at BJ’s. It probably should have been more, but on the way in to Target I forgot my list (and coupons) for the day. That didn’t cause me many issues at Target, but I definitely didn’t remember everything on the BJ’s list.
I spent $19.96 at a different Shaw’s on Thursday. This stop would not have been necessary if the first one had had enough pizza supplies or the tomato sauce (free with coupon). I didn’t get as many pizza dough balls as I intended here either as they were all completely thawed. Plus, Kraft seems to have changed their cheese packaging so I bought one to see if it was still their previous “pizza cheese” mix; the description makes me think so.
Finally, on Saturday I did a big shop – $196.81 – at Wegman’s. The weather was beautiful so we decided to grill. I had been planning for a big shop there Sunday morning, but went Saturday afternoon instead. This will cover most of our meals for the week and then some.
But, the “baseball season diet” continues. It’s not so much that it’s terrible, but that it is boring.
Early: Chicken nuggets, carrot sticks
Late: Homemade pizza
Early: Hot dogs, applesauce
Late: Tuna noodle casserole
Take out pizza
Late: Chinese take-out
Late: Homemade pizza
Hamburgers, baked beans, chips, strawberries
Chicken & garlic with fresh herbs, wild rice with mushrooms, green beans
Sounds like you stocked yourself up pretty well. I think it would be awesome to see how you store all of your groceries. If you are as organized about storing your food as you are about budgeting and photographing I’d be interested to see. 🙂