Here’s another round of grocery motivation for you $100/month grocery haters. ;)
As a reminder, Brian and I budget $100 per month per person. This is our second shop of the month, so I took out $100 to spend. Here’s what we got for almost exactly $50:
First we hit up Shoppers Drug Mart (a retail chain which sells groceries, pharmaceuticals and health products) for a total of $10.03:
The Optimum points basically paid for the personal items and I used grocery money for the remainder.
From T&T (a large supermarket chain specializing in Asian foods), a total of $31.47:
As you can see, we got a good mix of fresh veggies and fruit, general goods and snacks. Having a grocery budget doesn’t meant that you can’t splurge on the occasional pork bun. :) I was especially pleased with the side ribs. The butcher cut them for us, essentially giving us proper BBQ style ribs and sides (great for soup!) at a price that was less than half the cost of regular ribs. Score!
Next, we visited Chinatown, for a total of $7:
Finally, we stopped at Kin’s Farm Market (a local produce chain) for a total of $3:
The take home message I like to emphasize is that $100/month per person is doable, healthy and enjoyable. This whole shopping trip took us less than 2 hours. We got a variety of meats, veggies, fruit and even a few snacks. And we still have $50 left over for buying more fruits and veggies, milk, eggs and yogurt as needed for the remainder of the month.