My favourite bill of all, the electricity bill, arrived this week. I usually put an approximately correct amount of money on it each pay, but that hadn’t worked out very well in the past quarter. So… very small grocery shop it is!
ICYMI: I’m also doing fortnightly photo post round ups of what I’ve eaten with what I’ve bought. It needs a snappier name but in the meantime, you can check out the most recent post here.
I had already looked through the sales catalogues this week & nothing we needed was on sale anywhere, so we went to the supermarket closest to us: Coles. Our fortnight bill was $70.73.
I actually under estimated what we had in the freezer – I thought we had a little bit of chicken but when I pulled the breasts out they were small ones. I expect that halfway through the fortnight we may need a small top up shop of $10-20, depending on what we get through. I have a few pre-cooking ideas I want to try out this weekend that will help us ‘shop’ for meals from our pantry.
There still were a few things we could have cut, like the 3 lemonades, the 1 coke, the cream and the eggs (cream and eggs were both discounted) that would have cut $7 off the bill…but hey $7 for a few small things that are yummy. I can deal with that level of extravagance.
As per usual, we also have $20 to spend at the local veggie shop and we buy bread as needed (1-2 times per fortnight) from our corner store at 2 loaves for $5.
What would an ultra-budget shop look like for you?