Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Frugal & Fabulous - Home of the $150 a month grocery budget

Answers to a few questions regarding my budget...

How many people do you support?
My budget is for my husband, my two cats and I.
(Though we do share our stockpile with our family & friends!)

Why $150 a month?
I typically spend anywhere between $15-35 a week on groceries so I wanted to have the flexibility of a monthly budget. I also really wanted some wiggle room for my stockpiling. It's important to me that I am able to buy multiples of products/food we use at a rock bottom price without being restrained. Typically I come in under budget.

What does your budget include?
My budget includes all grocery and health and beauty items, as well as cat food (wet and dry) and any special foods for holidays or gatherings. I include my CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid trips in this as well if I'm spending money out of pocket.

Got a question for me? Post a comment or email me at frugalfab (at) gmail (dot) com ! :)

Want to see how far $150 will take you? Click to see what I bought in my monthly summary!

3 gave me some sugar:

April said...

I was just wondering how you find your deals? I have a Stop and Shop and don't buy the same things you buy. I haven't even seen them on sale in the flyer! Please let me in on how you find your deals!

Unknown said...

I would love to know what exactly you buy since we too are on a budget of $150 a month just for food.

MamaLander said...

I'm going to have to start tracking how much we spend normally. I have to feed a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children). I usually make enough for 6 people though, if there happen to be leftovers my husband takes them to work the next day.