Thursday, November 1, 2018

Food & Toiletries Spending.......the October Edition

Onward to October's food spending report.......

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for OCTOBER 2018.

I have posted October's totals on the Total Grocery Savings Page located HERE and have updated the Totals there.
I am listing subtotals for each store I purchased from in October.  If you aren't interested in that much detail, just skip to the bottom for the Totals Sum.  My spending includes Food, Toiletries/HBA, Cleaning Products, Paper Goods & tax where applicable. We are a family of 4-5(4 at home this month). No "kids" under 22.


OOP  $10.95
Value  $47.49
Savings  76.94%

OOP  $2.09
Value  $4.00
Savings   49.99%

OOP  $36.63
Value  $91.89
Savings  60.14%

OOP  $30.02
Value  $49.97
Savings  40%

OOP  $61.87
Value  $236.29
Savings  73.82%

OOP  $0.00
Qs/Ads/BC  $449.35
Value  $449.35
Savings  100%

OOP  $13.16
Value  $21.24
Savings  54.07%

OOP  $15.94
Value  $23.26
Savings   31.17%

OOP  $110.20
Qs/Ads  $82.62
Value  $192.82
Savings  42.85%

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, the Bread Outlet at 76.94% and Ollie's at 673.82%.  My worst savings rate was Walmart at 31.17%.

I shopped at 9 different stores this past month.  

TOTAL Out of Pocket for October..........$308.46
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales............$435.97
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased.........$744.43
TOTAL Savings of ................................58.56%

TOTAL Out of Pocket for October.....$308.46
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales....$885.32
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid.....$1193.78
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items........74.16%

This closes out the October food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....
October was a decent month, lots of savings on groceries bought and I stayed well under $400($91.54 under).  I could have bought less but am pleased at how the spending turned out this month.

The monthly food spending savings percentage went DOWN by 2.19% in October 2018 to 74.16% compared to September's 76.35% savings average.
The free stuff from Rite-Aid skewers my averages but without R-A I am at a 58.56% savings.  So even without R-A we are doing well on the "savings" front.

With 10 months accounted for, I have spent a Grand Total of $4264.09 on food/toiletries in 2018 which is a 73.70% savings rate for the year so far and averages out to $426.40 spent per month in 2018.  Back down to within $26.40 for my monthly spend goal of $400.  I am not complaining about that! ;-)

LOOKING AHEAD To November.......
Let the Holiday games begin! lol  Lots of baking and other food deals coming up.  I need to take a pantry/freezer inventory before I go shopping for Thanksgiving goodies, etc.  I know we'll need a turkey but otherwise not sure on what else.
I hope to keep it at or below $400 spent for the month.

If you have other ideas or guidelines you follow please leave a comment and share yours with us all.

*  How much did you spend on food/toiletries in October?
*  Do you track your yearly food spending?
*  What was your savings percentage buying on sale and/or with coupons vs. buying at regular retail price last month, if you track that sort of thing?
*  What are your methods for keeping your food spending in check?

Is anyone out there up for tracking expenditures and trying to spend less but still eat well?


1 comment:

  1. I went way over budget for the month. I spent $487.51. I am only $2 over for the year so I am happy about that. I really have to watch the next 2 months with holidays.


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