Tuesday, August 31, 2010
August Grocery Totals
Total Spent On Food: $359.13
Manufacturer's Coupons Used: $67.65
Overall not a fabulous month, but I did come in under our budget of $400 for food/household (didn't have much left for household items, but that's where my stock pile came in handy!) I spent $85 for freezer cooking with friends, which provided about 14 meals for us. That's $6.07 per meal with some providing leftovers. Normally I can feed us for around $5 or less per dinner, but I still think it's more than worth the time together with friends and having a half of months worth of dinners already made.
Here's where I'm struggling as well: camping! I just feel a bit restricted with what we can bring. I think I need to get more creative ☺.
I also got a bit lazy with my couponing. For me it's hard in the summer since my husband and I both have it off! We kind of just do what we please in regards to a schedule. In no way am I complaining, but it would probably help if I had more of an organized and timely personality. So sad to see summer end, but looking forward to the routine that comes with the start of school.
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