Here are my weekly grocery and drug store shopping totals for the week ending 10/15. 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: $264.16
Total saved: $179.06
Total paid: $85.10
% Saved: 68%
My weekly budget is $80/week and I spent $85.10 so a little over budget for the week. My youngest daughter and her friend talked me into a few extra snacks at Target while we were out shopping one afternoon last week. The good news is that I am still within my monthly budget so all is right within the world. :-)
Last week I shopped at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Food Lion.
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 is $354.02 for the month.
So far for October, I have spent $272.43, which means I still have $81.85 left in the monthly budget
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?