We did so well in the past two months, so will we be able to keep it going?
How much we spent on food in November:
Food & drink: £308.73 before cashback.
That’s over £72 more than the month before… oh my. You’ll have to read on for my good excuse this time.
How much we spent on everything else at the supermarket in November:
Household & miscellaneous: £26.04 – A jump of almost £8 this month.
Cat food & cat litter: £18.47 – This is exactly one pound less than the month before.
Health items: £1.18 – Much, much lower than before!
Grocery & household goods cashback received: £47.88.
I actually found it quite fun to use our grocery cashback apps this time around, and I guess that having fun is the secret to sticking to something. So here’s the breakdown:
- £25.39 came from Shopmium,
- £22.49 from CheckoutSmart.
Total spend: £306.54.
Our grocery spending – November 2019 results and goals
Well, that shot up! The biggest reason for the increase was Ste’s acquisition of a new cookbook that really got him interested in cooking for the first time. He’d already been doing a lot of the cooking, but you couldn’t say he was particularly interested.
Now he had a reason to go on a treasure hunt for all sorts of ingredients he’d never heard of, and while it bumped up our bill somewhat, it’s a good thing in the long run. We all get more variety and he gets some more cooking tuition!
Goals for December:
My goal for November is to do the same thing again – but narrow it down a little and get our spend under £270.My goal for November
Well, that was a bust. We spent a fair amount of that on store cupboard staples though – spices and condiments that will last for a long time – so it’s not as though it went down the drain. And if cooking can become a new hobby for Ste, it’ll be money well invested.
My goal for December is going to have to keep these new developments in mind, and set our budget at £300. Will it work?