Tuesday, July 3, 2012

JUNE 2012 Budget Results.......Food and Toiletries Spending

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for JUNE 2012.

I have posted June's totals on the right side bar under Total Grocery Savings for 2012 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 16.

HOUSE OF NUTRITION(health food store)
OOP   $27.77
Value   $78.86
Savings 64.79 %

MAINE SOURCE(restaurant supply store)
OOP  $48.04
Value  $82.31
Savings  41.63%

OOP  $1.97
Qs/Ads  $139.39
Value  $141.36
Savings   98.06%

SHURSAVE STORES(small local independent affiliated stores)
OOP  $10.95
Qs/Ads  $10.49
Value  $21.44
Savings  49%

OOP  $270.12
Qs/Ads  $526.96
Value  $797.08
Savings  66.11%

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.


Rite-Aid $10 Gift Card for +Ups that didn't print
TOTAL Value of Cash/Store Checks/Gift Card Rebates Received...$10.00

1 Free Box of Cereal--giveaway winning

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were the Rite-Aid at 98.06%,  Weis at 66.11% and  House of Nutrition at 64.79%.  l shopped at 5 different stores this past month.

TOTAL Out of Pocket........$358.85
TOTAL Coupons & Store Sales Savings...$762.20
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased............$1,121.05
TOTAL Savings of...................................68%

This closes out the June spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....

I went into June with $400 budgeted for food/toiletries for the month.  I was able to stay substantially below that amount.
Though I didn't actively coupon in June, by hitting up the Grand Opening deals at Weis and doing those Catalinas there and at Rite-Aid that gave me Free Money Coupons, I was still able to get close to my dream goal of a 75% savings rate.

This is much better than the 40% rate I've been tracking at for most of this year.


I will be setting my food budget at $300 for July.  #2 Son will be gone for at least another 2 weeks, maybe as long as the entire month.  This really cuts down on how much food gets consumed around here.
With the hot weather now, I plan to eat lighter and eat more fresh veggies as they come into season.  A new farmer's market has opened up here, one that is easier to get to and find parking near, so I'll be checking that out soon for prices.
I'll be on the look-out for meat deals but otherwise I plan to eat down the supplies in the freezer.

How did you do in June with your Food Budget?
Did you stick to it?
Did you find any good rock bottom prices to stock up on groceries?

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. I've not tracked anything. Hmmmm, maybe I should. Fine I'll do it cuz you said to. Darn you woman!

  2. I have had to increase my food budget beginning in July for the first time in 20 years! With 2 chicks flown the coop it should be getting cheaper but noooo....blah. Angela


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