Again, I encourage people to start doing this! Tracking your grocery savings that is! It's still early enough in the year to look back at your credit card/debit card statement to see how much you have spent. Feel free to comment or ask questions on easy ways to do this! I can talk about this stuff all day long if given the chance!!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
For those of you who don't know, I've started a goal this year to spend $5,000 or less on all groceries and disposable items. This breaks down to about $416 a month. For January, I spent $304.36 and I saved $636.53 through store sales and coupons. This is a savings of 67.65%. This is a little misleading because if most of the stuff I bought WASN'T on sale, I probably wouldn't have bought it anyways. It also doesn't take into consideration great deals that aren't part of some super sale (For instance, Roxie's. The savings compared to Shaw's is ridiculous, but it's Roxie's "normal" pricing. There is no percentage saved.)