We spent 107.44 wegmans, $31.53 for the warehouse club, $31.27 for tops and $7 meat store for a total for three weeks 177.24 which averaged out to 57.88 for each week from Sept 13-27th. This is a savings of $20.76 from our "debt to the grocery gods" given that we went over during the first half of the year. However, that was not enough. Our goal was $48/week, with a reach goal of $45/week. I am not surprised we went over because we needed to purchase both ground beef and chicken during those weeks. Hopefully we can stretch the meat so we don't have to buy more in the near future. But still our "debt" to the grocery budget was down to $270.24 at that point. But, life got in the way of posting so that was three weeks ago, so where are we now?
Well we spent $179.55 at wegmans, $7.89 at tops, $7.67 at the warehouse, and only $4 at the meat store because I was out of town last weekend. This means we spent $199.11 over the three weeks, which is $66.36/week. We went over our weekly max of $66/week from the grocery annual budget and now are in more "debt" to the grocery gods. We now owe $271.35. And the year end is getting closer and closer. Do you think we might be able to make it? Obviously we won't be spending anything this weekend.
We have ten weeks to go, and in there is Christmas and Thanksgiving in there. Maybe we will get lucky, but we are cutting down the wire and we have eaten much of the food in the house that allowed us to cut down earlier this year. Our normal budget allows for $66, so cutting $27 off would be $38. We can't get below $50 so I doubt we can get to $38. But this experiment has taught us how low we can go and how easy it is to go over.