30. 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 we use on a regular basis.

Purchased this week:
Grocery Haul

Total spent: £29.73 (includes £4 plant)
– £2.25 Cheese (half price)
– £3.00 Milk (£3.68 – 4 pints x 2)
– £2.00 Organic Baked Beans x 3 (£2.40)
– £2.00 Clover x 2
– £0.65 Can of Soup
– £4.50 Bacon x 2 (£5.98)
– £2.96 Chicken Fillets x 2 (75p coupon used)
– £2.00 Grapes
– £0.56 Sweet Potatoes x 2 large
– £2.00 Organic Eggs x 6

Grocery Haul 2

– £1.00 Wholemeal Rolls x 12 (£1.20)
– £0.68 Croissants x 4 (reduced price
– £0.72 Bread Rolls x 8 (reduced price)
– £1.15 Tea Bags
– £0.30 Mini Poppadoms x 2

– Grocery £29.28
– Plant £4.00 (Gift)
– Promotion Savings (£2.76)
– Coupons (£0.79)
– Total Spend: £29.73

I also made a separate purchase of hair conditioner and hair repair at Boots. The conditioner was half price at £1.99, and the Aussie hair repair sachet was £1.25. I only paid 95p as I had a small balance on a gift card to use up.

Yay for being under budget in April!

March Grocery Budget £200 :: Spent £194.52 :: Leftover £5.48
Coupons and Points used £18.75

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How did you do in April?



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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10 Responses to “Grocery Haul #12”

  1. Jane says:

    Well done Laura! I haven’t been tracking my spending on groceries but have decided to start doing that again using I’ve accepted a decluttering challenge from one of my readers – to bring home 3 items a day from school. A big chunk of my life is in that classroom and it’s time to start bringing home the things I want to keep.

  2. Sue says:

    Has somebody been nibbling those grapes before the photo ……. tsk tsk…. naughty nibblers :-)

  3. A delicious looking haul, as always. I haven’t been shopping in over a week and have been eating out like crazy. That needs to stop. To the store!

  4. Way to be under budget! I remember having the roughest time finding coupons for groceries when I lived in England. I used to email companies begging for them for a poor student – it often worked!

    • Thanks Mel! I’ve given up trying to find coupons as they never seem to be for the products I buy. It’s easier to concentrate on buying items on sale. I see the Extreme Couponing shows and I’m in awe. although they’re a bit over the top :)

  5. Fiona says:

    Brilliant work to be under Budget again for March! I have to finish adding mine up but it will have to be on the weekend when term finishes.