Saturday, September 28, 2019

2019 Food Spending Report.....the September Edition

* I am posting this a few days early as I am done food spending for September.  Anything bought between now and Oct. 1st will go on October's food budget. *

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

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for SEPTEMBER 2019.

I have posted September'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 September.  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 5(3 at home this month). No "kids" under 23.

OOP  $32.70
Value  $54.61
Savings  40.12%

OOP  $4.89
Value  $15.96
Savings  69.96%

OOP  $18.50
Value  $70.63
Savings  73.81%

OOP  $40.28
Value  $69.76
Savings  42.26%

OOP  $100.72
Value  $221.75
Savings 54.58 %

OOP  $0.00
Qs/Ads/BC  $249..98
Value  $249.98
Savings  100%

OOP  $24.15
Qs/Ads $15.89
Value  $40.04
Savings 39.69%

OOP  $12.51
Value  $25.29
Savings  50.53%

OOP  $47.13
Value  $70.40
Savings  33.05%

OOP  $181.44
Qs/Ads  $266.20
Value  $447.64
Savings  59.47%

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, the Farm at 73.81% and the Bread Outlet 69.96%. My worst savings rate was at Walmart with 33.05%.
I shopped at 10 different stores in September.

TOTAL Spent.........................................$462.32
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales.................$553.76
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased........$1016.08
TOTAL Savings of ................................54.50%

TOTAL Out of Pocket for September w/R-A........$462.32
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales w/R-A....................$803.74
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid....$1266.06
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items.....................63.48%

This closes out the September food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....
We spent well OVER my $400 budgeted amount for food/toiletries in September.

The monthly food spending savings percentage went DOWN by 5.08% in September 2019 to 63.48% compared to the August 68.56% savings average.

With 9 months accounted for, I have spent a Year-To-Date Total of $3,513.76 on food/toiletries in 2018.

2019 Yearly Total Spent To Date....................$3,513.76
2019 Yearly Total Value of Items To Date....$13,402.46
2019 Total Saved To Date...............................$9,888.70
2019 Yearly Savings Total To Date of............73.78%

The average per month amount spent so far is $390.42 in 2019 which went up $8.99 per month due to more spending in September.

LOOKING AHEAD To October 2019.......
I will be gone for a lot of October.  Food I buy while awhile won't count against my food budget except for items I buy to bring home to use.  Hubs will be "in charge" of food spending for most of this month. It should be an interesting month because of that. lolz  I have no clue if we'll stay under $400 for October or not.  Stay tuned.....

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 September?

*  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?



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  2. How do you determine the % saving at Aldi? do you compare t their ad or old prices, as mine only has the current price so I can't tell what is the value and what is OOP-for me they would be the same from my local store so I am curious.

    1. Sam, I generally use the reg. retail price at Weis, which is my "usual" store to shop at or if it's a particular item, where I usually buy that and that stores reg. shelf price. HTH

  3. I stopped trying to follow a food budget a few years ago. Found myself spending more just because money was leftover. Now I buy whatever is missing from the meal plan plus the usual lettuce, baby spinach, bananas, etc. Then I check out the store for sales, close outs and manager’s specials. If it’s something we use for a great price I tend to buy it all. Or as much as I have room for in the freezers.

    Jen G.

  4. It is interesting now because Tommy and I both buy food. I do the purchase with his card for what he wants and get it cheaper. I still spend about the same amount as before. He does not know it, but one of us is going to buy a tiny freezer.

  5. Alas I don't do any of these sensible things; I wish we would.

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