19. 03. 2014

My budget is £200 a month for 2/3 people. I menu plan to avoid food waste, and keep a stockpile of items that we use on a regular basis.

Purchased last week:

Grocery Haul #10

This photo is just the stockpile building part of my grocery haul – the fresh items went straight into the fridge.

Total spend: £31.59
– £2.00 Olive Oil
– £2.00 BBQ Marinade x 2
– £1.10 Tandoori Spice
– £6.00 Coffee x 2 (£13.08)
– £2.00 Tinned Italian Tomatoes x 4
– £2.00 Mango Chutney x 2
– £0.48 English Mustard
– £0.76 Tinned Carrots x 4
– £0.42 Tinned Peas x 2
– £1.00 Quick Rice x 2
– £1.57 Jam
– £2.50 Wholemeal Bread x 3 (£3.00)
– £2.00 Rachels Organic Yogurt x 2 (£2.96)
– £1.00 Pastries
– £1.00 Apples
– £1.00 Pears
– £4.00 Bacon (£6.00)
– £0.50 Broccoli
– £0.26 Onions x 3

We went to a different supermarket on Sunday with the intention of buying a few jars of our favourite instant coffee, but they only had two left.  The trip was still worth it though as we were able to get a few other good offers.

March Grocery Budget £200 :: Spent £113.27 :: Leftover 86.73
Coupons and Points used £15.51
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In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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11 Responses to “Grocery Haul #10”

  1. Sue says:

    Lots of lovely shopping :-)

    Drool …. food p0rn :-) :-) :-)

    You seem to be about on target for the month, just over half the money spent and we are already over half way into the month … where IS the time going?

  2. Food p0rn is a perfect description. I like to watch!

    We’re doing really well on our grocery spending since, as we tend to do when my wife is about to leave town, we’re eating out way too much. I guess a lower grocery bill is the silver lining.

    I love how little your olive oil costs. That’s a deal!

  3. Laura you should come in under budget this month! ~ Pru

  4. SarahN says:

    Jam, how I love jam. BUt I don’t eat it – I know it’s fruit (concentrated) and sugar. Oh I love it though!! I have some raspberry in the fridge too.

    You know my colleague just mail ordered pant from M&S, they’re that much cheaper, and come in a ‘short’ length. And free shipping. Globalisation!

    • Wow free shipping to Aus! Amazeballs!

      The jam is for my son, who loves it. I eat a small scraping of marmalade on my toast, but avoid jam…although I do love it too!

      • SarahN says:

        You know what, I used the second last ‘serve’ of jam today. It was blissful! Then I’ll use the rest, and that will be the end of jam in the fridge (for now…)

  5. Michelle says:

    I love international grocery hauls! What are: Douwe Egberts? I’ve also begun my pantry stockpile for Winter 2014/2015. You can never begin too early!

    • A Dutch Company apparently. I had to look it up. Perhaps I should have done that before to find out a little more about the coffee I drink!
      That’s a good idea – you can never be too prepared when it comes to food!

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