Ok, so I was a bit appalled to find out how much we had spent in January, and really wanted to do better the next month. But it turns out that with a ravenous teenager (who’s mostly ravenous for cereal and sugar) the challenge is fo’ real.
How real? Well, let’s put it this way – the journey has grown from looking like a jaunt up Pendle Hill to a trek up Everest.
How much we spent on food in February:
Food & drink: £273.56.
Oh my goodness, that’s actually worse than last month! How did we let this happen? And it’s the shortest month of the year!
Ok, so we did a big shop on the last day of February, which does mean that we should be benefiting from that in March… but I can’t help but worry about March not showing up the results after all.
How much we spent on everything else at the supermarket in February:
Household & miscellaneous: £26.04 – again, that’s an increase.
Cat food & cat litter: £64.22 – again, a big jump.
Health items: £0 – knocked down to nothing. This is the kind of thing that can’t be helped much when it does arise.
Grocery cashback received: £0
However, we did earn £2.98 from CheckoutSmart, but I’m not counting cashback received until it lands in the bank. I’ve got over £11 in my account, waiting to get up to £20 to receive a payout.
Total spend: £363.82
Our grocery spending – February 2019 results and goals
I definitely need to recover after adding all this up. Disaster! Why do we have these cat overlords again?
Goals for March:
Get food spending well below £200 and reduce household items as well.My goal for February
Well, none of that happened, did it? So being realistic now, we’ve got to look at trying to get our food spending to £220 and reducing the other outgoings as well.
To recap, five years ago we spent £182.82 on food, medicines and household items. I’m probably a bit nuts to compare our shopping to when my son was half the size he is now, but we’ve got to try!