Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2019 Food Spending Report....The October Edition

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

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

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for OCTOBER 2019.

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 5(3 at home this month). No "kids" under 23.

OOP  $44.08
Value  $78.06
Savings  43.53%

OOP  $11.89
Value  $49.30
Savings  75.88%

OOP  $46.90
Value  $79.78
Savings  41.21%

OOP  $9.73
Value  $17.67
Savings  44.94%

OOP  $6.85
Value  $13.81
Savings   50.40%

OOP  $44.86
Value  $75.93
Savings  40.92%

OOP  $27.15
Value  $51.97
Savings  47.76%

OOP  $0.00
Qs/Ads/BC  $300.24
Value  $300.24
Savings  100%

OOP  $17.24
Qs/Ads $
Value  $28.09
Savings 38.63%

OOP  $41.06
Value  $62.56
Savings  34.37%

OOP  $111.10
Qs/Ads  $
Value  $200.55
Savings  44.60%

OOP  $7.16
Value  $19.02
Savings  62.35%

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, the Bread Outlet 75.88% and World Market at 62.35%.   My worst savings rate was at Walmart with 34.37%.
I shopped at 12 different stores in October.....so many stores! lolz

TOTAL Spent.........................................$394.80
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales.................$333.00
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased........$727.80
TOTAL Savings of ................................45.75%

TOTAL Out of Pocket for October w/R-A........$394.80
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales w/R-A....................$633.24
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid....$1028.04
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items.....................61.60%

This closes out the October food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....
We spent just under my $400 budgeted amount for food/toiletries in October.
Go me. lolz

The monthly food spending savings percentage went DOWN by 1.88% in October 2019 to 61.60% compared to the September's 63.48% savings average.

With 10 months accounted for, I have spent a Year-To-Date Total of $3,908.56 on food/toiletries in 2018.

2019 Yearly Total Spent To Date....................$3,908.56
2019 Yearly Total Value of Items To Date....$ 13,614.83
2019 Total Saved To Date...............................$ 9,706.27
2019 Yearly Savings Total To Date of............71.29%

The average per month amount spent so far is $390.85 in 2019 which went up .43¢ per month in October.  That's a very slight increase.

LOOKING AHEAD To November 2019.......
I plan on calling in a lot of my chits in November.  I have a $15 P&G prepaid card, a $25 Shursave gift card, and various Target gift cards.  November means Turkey Day so there will be spending for that but most traditional Thanksgiving foods go on sale right before the holiday.  I make my own pies and rolls so those will not be costly.  And I am sure I have foods in the stockpile here I can use so other than buying a turkey the outlays won't be too pricey.
If I work it right we can eat down the freezer in November for the other 29 days of the month and not go overboard with food shopping.  I'll set the usual $400 budget but I'll see if we can do much better/lower.

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. dammit I want to do all that you do here !

  2. I'm excited to say I spent less than Sluggy this month!


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