Tuesday, July 5, 2011

June Budget Results.....Food and Toiletries Spending

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for JUNE 2011.

I have posted June's totals on the right side bar under Total Grocery Savings for 2011 and updated the Yearly Totals.
I am listing subtotals for each store I purchased from in June.  If you aren't interested in that much detail, just skip to the bottom for the Totals Summary.

My spending includes Food, Toiletries/HBA, Pet Supplies, Cleaning Products, Paper Goods & tax where applicable.We are a family of 5(2-4 at home this month)& 2 dogs. No kids under 15.

CARONE'S(small local independent store)
OOP  $14.97
Qs/Ads  $8.07
Value  $23.04
Savings  35%

OOP  $8.67
Value  $34.71
Savings  75%

OOP  $2.00
Value  $3.98
Savings  49.75%

OOP  $23.48
Value  $29.35
Savings  20%

OLLIE'S(regional discount store)
OOP  $5.94
Value  $12.99
Savings  54.28%

OOP  $50.41
Value  $108.61
Savings  53.60%

OOP  $3.15 (whole amount put on free Rite-Aid Gift Cards)=$.00 actual OOP
Qs/Ads/+Ups  $367.21
Value  $370.36 
Savings  99.15% before gift cards/ 100% savings after free gift cards
OOP $0.00
Qs/Ads  $1.19
Value  $1.19
Savings   100%

OOP  $7.98 (ice for party)
Value  $7.98
Savings  00%

OOP  $18.62
Qs/Ad/GC  $31.65
Value  $50.27
Savings  63%

WEIS (local chain Grocery store in my town/doubles up to $1 total)
OOP  $255.98
Qs/Ads  $274.08
Value  $530.06
Savings  51.71%  (includes bakery cake w/no discounts)& ended the month with $19 in Catalina Qs

I don't track Rite-Aid's +Ups here, nor CVS's ECBs & Walgreen's RRs. They will be included when used on purchases under "Coupons".   I'll keep track of what rebates are received monthly.  Rebate money/gift cards will be considered 'income' & will go into the Food/Toiletries budget, offsetting the Out of Pocket. Cash will go immediately into the Budget kitty, while Gift Cards will be calculated in when spent.

Pinecone Research....$6.00
Rite-Aid SCR...$42.96


TOTAL Value of Cash/Store Checks/Gift Card Rebates Received...$48.96

Suave....3 x Free Item Q
Lay's....2 x Free Item Q
On-Cor....2 x Free Item Q and 1 x .55/1 Q

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were from Rite-Aid at 100%,  Target at 100% and the Bakery Outlet as 75%.  I shopped at 11 different stores in June.

TOTAL Out of Pocket...............................$397.01
TOTAL Coupons & Store Sales Savings...$775.53
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased............$1,172.54 with Rite-Aid figured in
TOTAL Savings of...................................66.15%

TOTAL of CASH Rebates........................$48.96
TOTAL Out of Pocket After Rebates........$348.05
TOTAL Savings including Rebates...........$824.49
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased............$1,172.54
TOTAL Savings After Rebates...................70.32%

Since my Rite-Aid shopping(which contains No OOP)always skews my savings percentages, I like to figure my Totals without the Rite-Aid numbers also.
TOTAL OOP after Rebates.....$348.05
TOTAL Value of Items Purchases(w/out Rite-Aid items)....$802.18
TOTAL Savings After Rebates(w/out Rite-Aid items).....56.62%
My food savings percentage seems to run about 50%-60% for the strictly food items only.
Those Rite-Aid purchases always boost up my savings total about 20% points.

This closes out the June spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month-
Even with my rebates added to the food budget kitty, I went just south of $100 over my budget limit for the month.  Since I did some Catalina deals and threw a Party for 12 in June, I am not going to beat myself up over this overage.

What's ahead for July.....
We are down to 3 family members at home this month.  I hope to ease up on the food spending and try to eat from the stockpiled items in July.  July is also the beginning of fresh local produce season so I'll keep my budget at $250 as I will be getting farm produce to put up for winter.

How did you do in June with your Food Budget?
What are your challenges for July?  Any family coming to stay....or are you trying to figure out a food budget for a vacation? 
Please leave a comment or link to your post and let us hear about your progress!  By sharing our struggles and efforts we can help each other stick to our budgets and learn to be better guardians of our resources.



  1. You did great this month. I am never bored by your details. I love reading all of it. It must be the accountant in me. Thanks for sharing.

    We didn't spend a whole lot last month even with having company. I don't really track it like you do. We have been mostly eating from our stockpile.

  2. Good job as usual!!!I love when you total up the month.
    Have a great week!

  3. I BLEW out budget, to the point of no return! haha, I love your breakdown, very detailed! Great job on your goals!

  4. Precious--Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. You are a numbers gal just like me!lol

    Frances--Thanks fellow nerd! ;-)

    SonyaAnn--Thanks for the kudos. You have a great week too! And keep Den out of the garage sales.lol

    Brandi--Thanks for stopping by to see me today. I can relate to blowing budgets bigtime!lol


Hey there! Thanks for leaving a comment. Though I moderate it's partly to keep spam out but also partly so that I read every comment. I don't often respond to comments so if you need me to answer you please write me at my email addy posted on my "About Me" page, linked on the side bar.