Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I spend too much on groceries...

Hi! My name is Jessica and I spend way too much on groceries!

Seriously how is it possible that I spend over $300 on groceries a month for two people? Yes the boyfriend does eat like a teenage boy in a growth spurt but this is still ridiculous. Even with spending that much on groceries we still eat out at least twice a week.

I did venture into crazy coupon territory for awhile and I am slowly slipping back in there... I may or may not have spent an hour inputting all of my coupons with description, value, quantity, type, and expiration dates into an excel spreadsheet this morning. It's just such a hassle to think I have a coupon for something and sit there in the middle of the aisle while I search for it in my handy dandy coupon organizer! Yes I'm one of those...one step below the binder.

I like to keep it real...I'm writing this post at my desk and needed a picture, Instagram to the rescue!

I started meal planning about 5 months ago and it helped tremendously with staying on track! But I fell out of my groove. It's really hard to plan meals all the time. I didn't really grasp the whole put them on a cycle thing. I was always looking for some new recipe. Especially since the boyfriend absolutely refuses to eat leftovers unless they're the ones that are hiding in the back of the fridge and I can't remember when I made it... it has happened.

So I will not become the crazy people who buy 35 bottles of mustard or have 400 rolls of toilet paper stashed under their kid's bed. But I am going to make more of an effort to use coupons and meal plan. Hopefully find coupons for the things I need for my meal planning.

I'm not over exaggerating am I? How much does a couple usually spend on groceries? Keep in mind this does not include food for our 3 dogs.


  1. hi, i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you it.


    new follower bev

  2. I am planning on doing the same thing! I am the worst at sticking to a menu plan! I usually go to the grocery store every day and I know I spend way more than $300 a month on groceries!! I spend about $250.00 a month on dog food alone! Haha!
    New follower from the GFC Hop!
    Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

    1. I feel your pain on the dog food front...we finally got the two german shepherds on the same food but before I was buying 3 different kinds of dog food...which got pretty expensive..

  3. Newest follower here! I found you through the Tuesday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more! My husband and I spend at least $300 a month too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Maybe I'm not crazy then. It just always sounds like a lot...maybe I need to stop watching extreme couponing and these people feeding their 7 kids on less than $50 a month..lol