Grocery Spending: February 2023 – A Wholesome Slice of Life


I ended January’s grocery spending put up questioning what may occur if I decreased my variety of Costco journeys. Don’t get me incorrect, I really like Costco, but it surely at all times takes my prime spending class heartily. What would occur if I didn’t go as typically?

Properly, I made a decision to experiment with {that a} bit in February, despite the fact that I knew it wouldn’t be an ideal comparison- however what month is? Life seems to be completely different each month. Sure, we had been in Jackson Gap for five days of the month, however nonetheless, what the quantity shook out to be nonetheless intrigued me.

Complete Meals $589.28
Meals Lion $44.62
Publix $135.27
Butcher Field $181.56
Aldi $57.78
TOTAL $1,008.51

That’s over $600 LESS THAN JANUARY (whole $1,683.86). Apologies for the all caps, however I consider it’s warranted.

Just a few caveats: we had been touring for five days of the month. I used to be utilizing some staples that I get from Costco with out replenishing them. My grocery spending extra at Complete Meals elevated and I believe I spent just a little extra per ounce on some gadgets than I’d have at Costco (like for espresso).

Nonetheless, $600 in financial savings is nothing to scoff at.

This has tickled my curiosity. I’m not prepared to offer Costco up, in reality I already went as soon as for March for some staple gadgets: sure, Hailey’s favourite chips on sale are thought of a staple.

Nonetheless, what would occur if I restricted my journeys? Perhaps as soon as a month, or twice if a listing of staples I want begin to pile up.

I’m spending extra at Complete Meals, however purchasing the gross sales means I’m getting a whole lot of bang for my buck. I haven’t observed any drastic change in the way in which we’re consuming. In reality, we’re in all probability consuming extra number of fruit and veggies as a result of it’s simpler to change them up every week.

I’ll have an interest to see what occurs in March. The one journey we have now on the books is a RV journey the place we’ll be bringing and cooking our personal meals, in order that shouldn’t skew grocery spending.

I’m curious, have you ever ever reduce out or lessened your journeys to a specific retailer and observed an enormous distinction in your grocery spending?


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