So, after getting some feedback from ya'll (some through e-mail, some through comments), I am concluding that we are going to increase the grocery budget, but for now I am only upping it 25.00 per week. Which, of course, is 100.00 a month.
So...I am wondering if I should take that extra 100, and possibly join Costco. I have been contemplating joining Costco forever, but I have always wondered how to work that in with the regular grocery budget. With my newly increased budget, I could keep the weekly grocery store budget the same, but add a trip to Costco at the beginning of each month. And I would go in with a set budget, so it would hopefully keep me from overspending.
So, all you Costco (or Sam's Club) members, do you feel like your Costco purchases lower your weekly grocery purchases? Is it worth the membership? I got some feedback about this on facebook a while back, but I am revisiting the question. I am just wondering if that extra 100 would stretch farther at Costco than if I just add 25 to the weekly trips. Hmmm...decisions, decisions.