Seeing as it's nearly mid month I had hoped to be doing better than this. My budget is $500 for 2 adults, 2 teens, 2 guinea pigs (they eat veggies - their grain & hay is a pet expense) as well as our toiletries.
So far I've spent
165.75. @ shop rite
10.78 @ IGA
58.43 @ Big Y
3.39 @ walgreens (milk)
3.29 @ Cumberland Farms (milk)
Grand total is 241.64
This means I have 258.36 left for the month. I'm pretty sure I can do it. We are in good shape in most areas.
Things still left to replenish this month are:
BJs - bar soap, finish dish tabs, TP, bananas. I have coupons for everything but the bananas.
Cumbys - milk as needed
Fresh veg, frozen veg & fruit & romaine hearts - most likely from shoprite.
Apples - this could be a budget buster for September, but it's kind of a shell game since we eat the apple stuff all year. I am getting ready to pick apples - planning on lots of freezer applesauce and dehydrating a bunch for winter baking. I really wish I knew something about canning because I would can the apple sauce if I did. I would even try making crockpot apple butter. There just doesn't look like there is time this fall.