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Grocery Challenge Wrap Up

August 28th, 2020 at 05:45 pm

I went grocery shopping - was out of eggs and low on fresh produce. I spent $44.75 on the following items:
1 loaf of Italian bread
1 dozen free range eggs
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 2L diet coke
1 packet instant mushroom gravy
6 pack ramen noodles
1.29 lbs loose potatoes
1 head of cauliflower
2 cans of black olives
3 lb bag of mandarin oranges
1.67 lbs loose mushrooms
1 sleeve of garlic (5 bulbs)
2 lbs tomatoes
0.5 lb ginger root
Microwave popcorn (6 bags)

I also spent $10 earlier in the month, I think on some kind of produce.

This brings my monthly total to 207.29. Should not need anything else before Sept 1.

In the interest of transparency, I did have some food spending from my entertainment budget- a medium pizza ($9) and some fancy groceries for a special birthday dinner for the boyfriend.

I still have a bunch of food leftover from this month’s shopping, but I prefer to keep things on hand, especially during the pandemic. I am okay with this level of grocery spending, although as you can see there are things that could be cut further in a pinch.

3 Responses to “Grocery Challenge Wrap Up”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Congrats! That's awesome. I have also been shopping more thoughtfully and stocking up on things we use a lot because sometimes the stores are all out. On the bright side, early on in the pandemic, I actually had to go to Aldi in order to buy something that all other stores were out of. I found that they actually have a more superior kind of jarred, minced garlic (in olive oil). They also have cashew nuts in a big canister that have no salt or sugar on them. I am doing a keto diet, so this is big news for me.

  2. East Coast Saver (Wink) Says:

    Well done! I really liked this challenge, it kept me from impulse buying things I didn't really need. I'll be updating my totals for the month soon.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Great job! Good challenge!

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