Here are my weekly grocery and drug store shopping totals for the week ending 10/29. They include how much I would have spent without sales and coupons, how much I saved and how much I actually spent. How did you do this week?
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $222.93
Total saved: $169.36
Total paid: $53.57
% Saved: 76%
My weekly budget is $80/week and I was $26.43 under budget last week which put me well under budget for the month of October!
Last week I shopped at Harris Teeter, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger (using $25 in free groceries from a prescription transfer promotion) and Walamrt (price matched the .99 Aldi pineapple price!)
How is monthly budget amount determined?
In case you are curious, the way I figure my monthly budget is based on the number of days in the month:
My weekly budget is $80 per week ($4,160 per year)
$80 divided by 7 days in a week = $11.42 per day
Then I multiply the number of days in the specific month by $11.42 to get my monthly budget for each month. There are 31 days in October so my budget was $354.02 for the month.
How did you do last week?
To figure out the percentage you saved:
Take the total amount saved divided by the total cost of the products before sales and coupons.
How did you do this week?