Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Grocery Challenge Finale

Ok, I went over my $100 budget for groceries this month. I spent $184.

Now, before we all think I just completely bagged it, $50 of that was for a prescription not counted toward my flex account because I've hit that limit. Ugh. So that brings it to $134.

I did not really add dog food, cat food and cat litter into my original calculation. And, boy, does this you perspective on what you spend for 3 animals in a month! I spent $20 (dog food) + $12 (cat litter) and $0 for cat food, 'cause I had enough for the month. So, that's $32.

I'm down to $102. Not too bad. Right? ;-)

Next time, I'll see if I can figure out the other stuff. You know, the dinners out. I didn't add that in. But overall, it was probably about $200 for the month. And, frankly, for the two of us... for 3 meals a day for me, 2 meals a day for her, and snacks... plus the 3 animals. I guess I can live with that! :D

Go see how the other challengers did!

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  1. Sounds like you did great! I went ahead and added your link to today's linky that I just posted.


  2. that's great, thanks mary!! :) i saw you did what i did and didn't count eating out and such. definitely was a good challenge!! makes you more aware of what you're spending!


  3. Good for you! We all do what works for us - I didn't include a prescription this month because to me that falls in the "medical" category. This was a very eye opening challenge.