Weekly shopping totals including Super Doubles breakdown: saved 90%!
Posted November 6, 2013
Here are my weekly grocery and drug store shopping totals for the week ending 11/5. 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 with all the Super Doubles craziness this week?
These totals include all the shopping for the week at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods Super Doubles as well as a trip to CVS. Those are the only stores I went to this last week. See below for a breakdown of my totals for each Super Doubles store.
Weekly Subtotal before sales and coupons: $799.34
Total saved: $723.76
Total paid: $75.58
% Saved: 90%!
My weekly budget is $80/week and I was $4.42 under budget this last week, which is always a good thing (especially when I have saved a ridiculous amount for the week!). To keep my totals lower, I used manufacturer coupons (of course), HT digital coupons, competitor coupons (including CVS Extrabucks), and a Visa gift card for $28.62 in savings from a Staples rebate I earned last month.
You may be wondering what I plan to do with $800 worth of product. Like many, I will be donating some of it. But have no fear, I did not clear any shelves for donation items. Some of the items I will be using for holiday meals, events and baking. The Lindt Truffles will make great teacher gifts, as well. And since things like Tide detergent, Tresemme, Playtex and Febreeze don't really expire, those went into the stockpile.
Super Doubles Breakdown:
Harris Teeter Super Doubles Totals:
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $434.50
Total saved: $405.59
Total paid: $28.91
% Saved: 93%
Lowes Foods Super Doubles Totals:
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $339.11
Total saved: $292.44
Total paid: $46.67
% Saved: 86%
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.
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?