Life is ever-changing (said the mom who suddenly has ten kids). I’ve evolved and adapted the way I grocery shop to make it work better for our family situation. Here’s an update on our grocery budget and on my favorite places to grocery shop!
First, my favorite places to grocery shop right now:
Costco is an hour away from us, so I have to make a plan for all the kids, then I go stock up once each month. Read here about what I like to buy at Costco. I typically spend about $600 each month here.
I’m not sure how I ever lived without this!! I absolutely love that I can shop online for any of the groceries we need, schedule a time, then all I have to do is go pick it up! This has been a tremendous help during this season of our lives!
I spend around $250 each month using Walmart Pick-Up. Most of this is fresh fruits and vegetables to get us through until I can make it back to Costco. And also ice cream. #priorities
I only get a few items now from Azure Standard, but I do like ordering from them what I have a hard time finding from other places. And I love that it is delivered right to my town!
I spend about $60 there each month on average. Here are some of the items I like to buy from Azure!
Costco is typically less expensive than Amazon, yet I still really love that cases of groceries can be delivered to my door! Here’s what I often include in my Amazon Subscribe and Save order. I spend about $100 each month this way.
5. Local Farm Meat, Eggs, and Milk
We are blessed to have friends with a farm a few miles away. They supply us with our milk each week. We also buy half of a cow from them each year. Our eggs come all the way from across the street where our neighbor enjoys raising chickens!
When I average out our cow purchase, then add in our milk and eggs each week, this comes out to $170 per month.
Our Total Grocery Budget
- 2 parents
- 3 teen and adult children
- Many of their friends and lots of college students
- 4 small children
- 2 babies (Who don’t cost us much because they are supplemented by the WIC program, praise God!)
And that’s that! How about you? What are your favorite ways to shop for groceries?
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