Yay To Grocery Bill Savings (And To My Wife For Finding Them)

I’ve been tracking our grocery bill spending in my spreadsheet since the beginning of 2008.  Including last month, that’s 37 months worth of grocery bill information.

mb-201102registerI was completely thrilled when I tallied up our groceries for last month and they came to $267.  We usually spend about $300 – $350 in a given month, so that total was awesome!

In fact, it was our third lowest monthly total since I started tracking.

Big kudos to my wife for doing some extra deal matching, bargain hunting, and coupon clipping.

We had some help from some (most likely) one-time store promotions that I’ll detail in an upcoming post, but even so, this was a fantastic month.

I know a lot of people reduce their bills by using up lots of stuff on their shelves.  That’s always a great move, but my opinion is that is a short-term fix because you end up having to re-stock the shelves down the line or you lose that option as a fall-back plan.  I don’t think we emptied our shelves or freezer too much, so in the end, it was just lots of great shopping and finding bargains!

I love a good month of savings!  Great job, Mrs. Beagle!