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Cut Your Grocery Spending

ways to spend less on groceries

I mentioned last month that we were going on grocery spending lock down to reset our food budget and stop the upward creep that was happening. You can’t control the mortgage payment or health insurance costs, but you can take charge of what you eat. There are tons of ways to cut your grocery spending without too much effort. How Much Did We Spend? Our grocery spending has been around $500-$600 per month, mainly because I have not been paying attention. I got tricked into buying things we didn’t need because they were on sale, or I would buy something only to come home and see two of the same product sitting on the shelf. I know better. For October, our grocery spending was $382.68 This is even more exciting than it looks because we had to buy dog food once, and I stocked up on vitamins with a buy one get one free sale. If you subtract out those non grocery costs, we only spent $332.70! How Did We Cut Over $150 From Our Grocery Spending? Ate From our Pantry and Freezer While I think it’s important to keep some non-perishable foods on hand in case of emergency, we did ...

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Grocery Game Saved Our Budget

I have never been a great grocery planner.  For years, we went to the grocery almost daily to buy food for that day. This lack of planning also resulted in eating out or getting fast food quite often. After a long day at work, the last thing I wanted to do was go home to cook. My husband had a minor health issue a few years ago. If you’d like to read about it, I wrote a guest post for Budgeting in the Fun Stuff before I even had a blog. His need for improved eating coincided with our effort to pay off debt and live a more frugal, rewarding life.  We radically changed the way we shop and eat. It has been tons better for our health and wallet, but I still have a hard time meeting my grocery budget.  Ultimately, even if I am using cash, I know I have a debit card to catch me if I spend too much. My husband certainly is not going to complain if I buy too many groceries.  I’m not even sure he knows that you have to shop, but thinks the food just magically appears.  I had no one but myself to  ...

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