Here are my weekly grocery and drug store shopping totals for the week of 10/2 - 10/8. 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: $331.15
Total saved: $228.50
Total paid: $102.65
My weekly budget is $80/week so I was $22.65 over budget this week, BUT I was $31 under budget last week so I am still within my monthly allowed budget. One of the reasons for the overage is that my husband and daughter (bless their hearts), went to Walmart for some needed items for Acorn the guinea pig and went a little crazy buying snacks and drinks for themselves (that were definitely not on the grocery list). Clearly I did an intervention when they returned with the receipt and explained that they had just spent about $15 more than I had expected. Luckily, I had room in the budget because I had only spent $49 the week before.
Last week I shopped at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, CVS, Kroger and Target and hubby went to Walmart (as I vented about above!).
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?