Final Numbers for September – Saved $477.27

We’ve had a few unexpected expenses lately like new tires, brakes and rotors for the car so we really cut back everywhere else that we could this month. I’m grateful that we had a stockpile, pantry and freezer full of food so we basically just bought the essentials and the best bargain deals this month and we were able to get by without really feeling the pinch. Of course we’re going to need to make another big meat purchase soon, but we’ll be fine until the next great bulk meat deal comes along. This is actually the cheapest month we’ve had so far this year and we were able to stay $161 under our current monthly budget of $300! For the month of September we spent $138.52 to buy $615.79 worth of groceries, toiletries, and cleaning supplies, or a savings of 78%! According to the spreadsheet we’ve spent $1,960.93 so far this year for $8,254.85 worth of stuff, or 77% off. That equates to an average of $218 per month for our family of seven, or $1.04 a day per person!

 

Final Numbers for September – Saved $686.42

September was a great month for stocking the freezer back up with lots of frozen entrees, and the numbers include the $60 we paid for 40 pounds of chicken from Zaycon Foods even though it won’t be delivered until Monday.  I’ll need to take some time this weekend to plan a freezer cooking day for the chicken for early next week!  If anyone has some suggestions on their favorites I’d love to hear them 🙂  This month we came in $133 under our monthly budget of $375! For the month of September we spent $242.05 to buy $928.47 worth of groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies, or a savings of 75%! According to the spreadsheet we’ve spent $2,027.69 so far this year for $10,099.19 worth of stuff, or 80% off. That equates to an average of $225 per month for our family of seven, or about $1/day per person!