Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Going Over Budget This Month on Groceries

This month has been a little harder than most. We use http://www.angelfoodministries.com/ for our food and they decided instead of Alabama picking up their orders the middle of the month, we will began picking them up the end of the month. So that was 2 weeks to be accounted for in there. This is a great way to save on your grocery bill by the way!

Also, when we get our tax refund we usually restock on some things to last for another year or so. We have not had a cow slaughtered this year so we are a little short on meat compared to usual. Also we did not get our freezer stocked with as much venison as normal.

Needless to say we are going to be over budget this month, but that's okay. At least we have the cash and it will not be on a credit card!!! Can I get an AMEN? I found some great sales yesterday at our local Piggly Wiggly. they cut their own meat as well as grind it and they carry only black angus, so we love their meat department.

This is what I got:
2 family pk. Center Cut pork Chops $1.98 lb
2 med. pk. Ground Round reduced to $1.79 lb
2 Sirloin Tip Roast $1.99 lb
Salad bogo
2 1/2 lb. Red and White seedless grapes $1.59 lb
Hot Dogs bogo
2 Nutty bars .89
10 lb. bacon $10
chocolate ice cream $1.59 half gal.
4 lg. bell pepper reduced $1

I paid 55.63 ans saved about $45. I thought that was excellent. I am very tickled to be able to stock a little in the freezer!
Do you stock your freezer too? What do you put in it?



mykidsmom said...

I am looking forward to stocking up on groceries this year with some of our tax return money. Costco is definitely one of my favorite stores to shop in bulk.
And I only buy the angus meat (and ground turkey), everything else upsets my stomach.

Sounds like you got some great deals- good for you!

Marva said...

Thanks mykidsmom! I was happy to find some good deals. The Lord always provides though! Have fun at costco! Blessings!

Mrs. Darling said...

Do I stock my freezer? Lol I guess you dont want to hear from me! :) My freezer and shelves are full of enough food we could go six months without buying more.

Marva said...

Mrs. Darling, you are tooooo funny! I always want to hear from you though!! I'm glad to know if I ever run out of food I can use the money I would spend and hop a plane to Oregon and be fed for sometime!