Thursday, May 2, 2019

2019 Food & Toiletries Spending......the April Report

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



Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for APRIL 2019.

I have posted April'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 April.  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 23.
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BREAD OUTLET
OOP  $7.79
Value  $41.92
Savings  81.42%

BIG LOTS
OOP  $35.48
Value  $72.52
Savings  51.08%

CVS
OOP  $2.42
Ads/Qs  $31.62
Value  $34.04
Savings  92.89%

DOLLAR TREE
OOP  $5.00
Value  $13.25
Savings 62.26%

MAINE SOURCE
OOP  $10.36
Value  $19.80
Savings  47.68%

RITE-AID
OOP  $0.00
Qs/Ads/BC/Visa Prepaid Rewards  $261.60
Value  $261.60
Savings  100%

SHURSAVE MARKETS
OOP  $29.42
Qs/Ads  $22.71
Value  $52.13
Savings  43.56%

WALMART
OOP  $22.48
Value  $39.63
Savings  43.28%

WEIS
OOP  $274.77
QsAds  $362.57
Value  $637.34
Savings  56.89%

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My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, the CVS at 92.89% and the Bread Outlet at 81.42%.  My worst savings rate was at Walmart with 43.28%.  Worst rate over 40%?  That's a ok with me! ;-)

I shopped at 9 different stores this past month.  

TOTAL Out of Pocket for March.........$387.72
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales.................$456.21
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased.........$843.93
TOTAL Savings of ................................54.06%

TOTAL Out of Pocket for March w/R-A.............$387.72
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales w/R-A...................$717.81
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid....$1,105.53
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items.....................64.93%

This closes out the April food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....
Well we stayed under the $400 budget with $12.28 to spare.   I thought we'd do a bit better but then the Target Deal they ALWAYS have before Thanksgiving and Easter on food(Spend $50/Get $10 Gift Card)didn't happen this year so I didn't "deploy" my free Target gift cards(or the discounted ones either)so I didn't shop there for food(or anything else for that matter).  Not complaining(ok, maybe just a little bit)and it's all good since we stayed under budget.

The monthly food spending savings percentage went DOWN by 8.23 % in April 2019 to 64.93% compared to the March 73.16% savings average.
Plus the Rite-Aid haul in April was quite small so that kept my savings percentage down too.


With 4 months accounted for, I have spent a Year-To-Date Total of $1534.03 on food/toiletries in 2018.


2019 Yearly Total Spent To Date....................$1534.03
2019 Yearly Total Value of Items To Date....$8154.45
2019 Total Saved To Date...............................$6620.42
2019 Yearly Savings Total To Date of............81.19%

The average per month amount spent so far is $383.51 in 2019.

LOOKING AHEAD To May 2019.......
May is going to be a strange month.  First off there is Mother's Day.  We don't go out then but I ain't cooking either so who knows what will happen! lolz  Will they buy groceries that I have to account for? or get take-out which doesn't come out of the grocery budget?....stay tuned.

Daughter is also leaving in May and there is a graduation.  She doesn't want us to take her out for a graduation dinner(she and her BF are going out instead).  The BF will be here from late Friday night until they drive off on Sunday so I am not planning on extra groceries to feed him.....we'll just make do with what is here.

After they leave I am going on a diet of sorts.  The reason why is to reset my metabolism, jump start my new eating plan and do some allergy testing for my HS.  I will be on a very restrictive food eating plan for at least 2 weeks to flush my system and then who knows how long this will take(the allergy testing, etc.)  This could go terribly wrong or be great but either way I won't be cooking for the folks here and they both will be on their own to make food.  I am hoping they eat up what is here so I don't know what I'll be buying this month after the 18th, or what the cost will end up being but I hope to stay under that magic $400 threshold in May for food and toiletries.


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 April?

*  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?


Sluggy

1 comment:

  1. Lil sis had that allergy testing for her horrible skin condition and they found that she was allergic to many of her facvvorites but she is much better now.

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