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Grocery Budget: The Numbers Are In

Finally getting around to checking up on my grocery budget.   I keep track every 4 weeks and this 4 week period went form 12/19 – 1/14.  If you remember, I started keeping track in March. Previously my grocery bill used to be $225-$275 each week.

I am higher this past month then I have been in a while.  I had 5 adults living and eating in the house for a month (home from school) and some guests so actually, when you think of it, it really wasn’t that bad.  I stayed below my $75 budget which is all I can ask for.  Here are my current numbers since I started keeping track in March:

March:
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $567.83
Avg $128.24 per week

April:
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $380.57
Avg $95.14 per week

May:
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $425.02
Avg $106.25 per week

June:
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $323.34
Avg $80.84 per week

July
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $288.99
Avg $72.25

August
Total Spent out of pocket for the month: $288.08
Avg $72.02 per week

September
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $279.16
Avg $69.79 per week

October
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $245.13
Avg $61.28

November
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $197.88
Avg $49.47 per week

Nov/December
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $207.81
Avg $51.95

December/January
Total spent out of pocket for the month: $291.80
Avg: $72.83

**If you missed it you can check out our months shopping trips here.

So to sum up our budget, for the last 44 weeks I have saved over $7500. That is over $682 each month. Click here to see how I got started using coupons and saving.
If you are ready to get started using coupons, check out my beginner series here.

My grocery budget week goes from a Friday to Thursday as that is when we get paid. So this month’s groceries were determined from Friday 12/19 through Thursday 1/14. Next month are from 1/15 – 2/11.

How have you done on your grocery budget.  Share your savings!!


  • http://bankingonabudget.blogspot.com/ Rhonda

    Great job Cindy! My goal is to reach $75 a week by year end. I will have two sons in college by then and will need any extra change I can find. I started at $250 about two years ago and have worked myself down to $125 per week. You are my inspiration that it can be done.

    Keep up the savings and sharing!

    • Cindy

      @Rhonda, Great job Rhonda! Thanks for sharing. It’s work to save that much but so worth it. And, I hear ya with the college costs. I have 2 in right now and 1 more going in next year. Yikes!

  • Karen

    Our family of 4 has to survive on one income of about $560 a week. I try to keep my weekly grocery shopping trips at about $100 or less. Spending the time matching Sunday and printable coupons with my grocery store’s sales has helped tremendously with getting more for my money. I don’t know why everybody doesn’t do it.

  • Karen

    I’m sorry, $560 a month.

  • Karen

    lol I was right the first time






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