The April challenge is over! Here’s the full set of update/results posts:
OK Thrifters, we made it to the end of the month, let’s check how we did on bringing down our grocery spending for this month’s challenge.
I started this month with an ambitious goal of $880 and we shot over by $250.
In the mid-month update, I recognized that this was a five-Friday month and that our target realistically should have been more like $1015, but we even went over that by $115.
Overall, we had a crazy month; our twins turned five, we had a lot more hosting of friends and family and we found ourselves short-stocked on some of our staples that we tend to buy in bigger quantities.
So where does this put us?
Since August, our monthly grocery spending has ranged from $836.25 to $1410.69. None of this is terrible for a family of five where we live, but certainly I’d like to keep to the lower end of that spectrum if possible :)
We’re averaging $1048 a month at this point and while I’d like to do better, I’m thinking we should try to take this one step at a time.
With that in mind, I’m going to repeat the grocery [challenge for May][may-challenge] but this time with a new target that also includes eating out.
How did you do?
Hopefully you did a bit better than me this month. Whether you did or not, I’m looking forward to trying to tackle food as a whole in May!
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