$200 Monthly Food Budget?

I am going to try to spend less than $200 this month on food and household supplies. I don’t know if I can do it or not, but it will be a new challenge. I do have quite a bit stocked up though so I can focus on lunch stuff for work and the things we run out of quickly (like milk).

CHALLENGE DETAILS:
May 15th – June 15th (4 weeks, 5 days) spend less than $200 on food (avg $43/week)

Total so far: $97.48 after rebates

MIRebates I sent for:
$9.99 (Centrum)
$6.00 (Yo-Plus)
$4.69 (TUMS Quikpac)

May 16th – I went shopping at CVS and Walgreens and spent $0.03. I outlined my trip in another post so I won’t repeat it 🙂 I sent for $9.99 in MIR rebates.

May 18th – I went shopping at CVS and Walgreens and spent $1.33.

May 21st – COSTCO. I got 12 bottles of Izze, 12 bottles of V8fusion, (4) 2qt minute maid orange juice, 2 gallons milk, beef jerky, (4) packages of butter, and 15 dish sponges. We also ate lunch there, LOL. Total spent was $63.29. Ouch, we do have work drinks for well over the month now though. We cut out caffeine so now we drink healthier juices/convenience drinks and that costs a lot more 🙁 Maybe I should stick with water! HYVEE. I did much better here. I got 4 boxes of cereal (Post Healthy Start), a loaf of bread, 5 packages of chicken nuggets, a deli sandwich (for work), 1 lb of ham, 1.5 lb of organic bananas, (2) packages of sour cream, 1 can bushes grillin beans, and 12 yogurts (Yo-Plus). I spent $15.58 and I have a $6 rebate for the Yo-Plus.

May 25th – CVS/WALGREENS. I did amazing this week. You can see my trip in another post. I had $0.27 OOP at CVS, but they handed me $1.87 cash back at Walgreens so I earned $1.60. I also submitted a MIR for $4.69.

May 28th – COSTCO. We just picked up some whole milk for $3.09

May 29th – CVS $0.55. I needed garage sale labels and I got a bunch of cookies and some more water for work while I was there (along with some of the May free stuff I hadn’t gotten yet). We went to TACO BELL and spent just under $8 (I can’t remember exactly so I’ll use the $8).

May 30th – WALGREENS. I didn’t spend anything.

May 31st – NATURES PANTRY. I spent $27.59 (outlined in another post)

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1 Heidi May 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

GOod luck with your goals!

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