Fun Friday Shopping Totals: See how I feed my family of six (including 3 teens!) for around $400/month. See our $100 Budget Weekly Menu here and (NEW!) link up your savings below!
Join me on Twitter or Facebook for instant updates or subscribe to my FREE e-newsletter to get posts right in your inbox!
Read more about how I stick to a $100 a week budget in my FREE e-book Save More-Clip Less.
PRODUCE MARKET–Lots of Meat On Sale!
(Check back Tuesday to see what I did with all this meat!
Total spent for meat and produce-$56.35.
SAVE A LOT Part 1
SAVE A LOT Part 2–Total Spent $57.93.
(not pictured: large watermelon and a head of cabbage)
Weekly Total: $ 114.28
May Monthly Total: $ 596.06
($100/week budget for six people–This total is for five weeks of shopping, so I am averaging $120 per week, or $20 over budget. I did have to purchase a lot of pantry staples this month, but we are considering raising the budget from $100 to $120 per week. I’m going to see how I do for the next couple of weeks and then we’ll make a decision.)
Click here to see previous week’s shopping trips.
How did you do this week? Link up your savings posts below!
You May Also Enjoy:
This may be a silly question – but what is a produce market??
Not silly at all. I actually thought about that this morning when I wrote the post and then I forgot to change it. We have a local produce market down the street that is run by a hispanic family. I don’t know how they do it, but they have AMAZING prices. I have heard that in other areas there are local Asian markets that are similar, basically a mom and pop operation that has low prices because they have low overhead and terrific customer service.
Thanks!! I live north of Charleston so I am sure that we have something similar – I will have to start asking around :-).
We have a Latin market on the corner. While almost everything on the signs is in Spanish, as long as you have something to translate what you may not be able to read by sight, you can find amazing prices. I love it!
I understand why you are considering a food-budget raise. Costs continue to escalate and food is becoming more and more expensive. Publix has some good BOGO items this week….best sale ad in several weeks.
Thanks, I’ll check it out.
I didn’t grocery shop this week, I will do it Tuesday since we’ll be away for Memorial Day weekend but have a pretty short list just of a few of the best sales. I did get about 6 gallons of cherries free (I picked them off a friend’s tree) and we’re in the process of freezing most of them (the ones that didn’t turn into cherry crisp).
It still amazes me how much menu planning can save. This week I am trying to skip the store and eat what is in the house. Lunch foods for my husband are starting to dwindle….. plus Monday is Memorial Day. So i might end up going but hopefully with a small list. We spend about $100a week on our family of four. Two toddlers. I do believe the more you have to feed the easier it can be to buy in bulk and such cutting down on waste. Plus bulk is usually cheaper. I am hoping to cut my budget but we will see if the rising prices of groceries allows this. Thanks for the steady encouragement.