My Grocery, Household, & Pet Bill for December
by, 11-29-2008 at 01:00 PM (395 Views)
I know it's not December yet, but I already did my shopping for the month. Here is the breakdown and what I've set aside for incidentals...
Angel Food Ministries:
I'm getting the basic box ($30), and the Christmas dinner box ($35).
Cat Food $6.48
Cat Litter 5.96
Shredded Cheese, 2 bags $4.00
Hot Dogs &1.00
White Bread $1.32 (impulse Buy for lunch)
Hot Hands instand hand warmers (impulse buy for tonight's Parade of Lights)
Pancake Syrup $1.68
Quart Size Freezer Bags $2.18
Mac & Cheese, 2 for $1.00
Gallon Size Freezer Bags $2.18
Vegetable Oil $2.88
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (impulse buy) 2 for .80
60 count eggs $6.67
Nonfat Dry Milk, 20 quart size, $14.28
Flour (All Purpose White, 25 lb) $8.28
Peas & Carrots (frozen) $.98
Broccoli (Frozen) $1.08
Peas (Frozen) $.98
Green Onions $1.48
Vegetable Juice $1.32
Saltine Crackers $.98
Canned No-Salt-Added Diced Tomatoes, 2 for $.96
Dehydrated Minced Onion, 2 jars for $1.00
Chocolate Milk Powder $1.66
Tuna, 2 cans for $2.16 (when did it get so pricy?)
Margarine sticks, 3 boxes for $1.89
Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate, 2 for $1.96
Egg Noodles $1.14
WalMart Total $91.94
Dog Food $17.91
Vet (special dog food for my allergic golden) $32
Monies set aside:
For iguana veggies: $10
For staples: $20
For impulse buys: $15
For laundry at the laundromat: $20
Total for December's household expenses:
I can't wait till February. My husband comes home from Iraq and can fix my washing machine, so I can cut out that $20 at the laundromat. Yay! Not to mention, I get my husband back too. What a bargain!
I spend a lot on my dogs. They both eat Royal Canin dog food. I have to be careful what is around my golden retriever, because he's highly allergic to many ingredients, to Royal Canin's Limited Ingredient Diet is about the only safe thing for him. So that's why our monthly dog food is so high.
I didn't need any cleaning stuff this month. I stocked up on washing soda, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, amonia, fels naptha, and castile bar soap last month.
I still have a bunch of meat and other ingredients in the house, too.
All in all, pretty well done, I think.