Friday, March 12, 2010

March Grocery Challenge - Week 2 Aldi Update

Aldi Trip - $38.26

I made a trip to Aldi on Thursday and was able to complete most of my needs list for under $40!!   Yes I admit to shopping with my calculator and choosing not to pick up some items I normally would have grabbed.   We should be mostly set through next week with the exception of milk and doing some loss leader/sales/coupon shopping for the pantry.

Here's how the budget is looking to date:

Budget - $240
Spent - $149.05
Remaining - $90.95

It's going to be a challenge to come in under budget this month but I think I can make it work.   Meal planning and cooking from scratch are musts to make it happen.


  1. $240. a month? or week? LOL. For us, that would be 1.5 weeks of grocery money. Good job, kid.

  2. Thanks for the visit and for following my blog. It's for a month...granted I'm stocked on things like toilet paper, detergent, toothpaste, soap and shampoo. Hopefully this low of a budget this month doesn't mean I end up spending $600 next!

  3. Awesome job! I tried to stick to a $200 budget this month but we went out of town and I ran out and got lots of "fun" food and extras for the kids and grandparent babysitters so I blew it. Great job...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Aldi!! :-)