Thursday, April 11, 2013

MARCH 2013 Budget Results....Food & Toiletries Spending




Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for MARCH 2013.

I have posted March's totals on the right side bar under Total Grocery Savings for 2013 and updated the Yearly Totals.
I am listing subtotals for each store I purchased from in March.  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(4 at home this month)& 2 dogs. No kids under 16.
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BREAD OUTLET
OOP  $5.78
Value  $21.34
Savings   73%

MAINE SOURCE(restaurant supply)
OOP  $153.15
Value  $245.07
Savings   37.50%

SHURSAVE STORES(small local independent affiliated stores)
OOP  $99.06
Qs/Ads  $46.41
Value  $145.47
Savings  32%

WEIS MARKETS
OOP  $79.45
Qs/Ads  $33.57
Value  $113.02
Savings  29.70%

I am no longer adding my rebates received into my food budget directly. I will use them on food on occasion and will note that when used.  I will keep track of rebates/gift cards/certs received here as before however.

REBATE CHECKS RECEIVED IN February.....$5.00
GIFT CARDS and CERTIFICATES....$0
TOTAL Value of Cash/Store Checks/Gift Card Rebates Received...$5.00

COUPONS and FREEBIES
Zero

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My best 3 Store Savings Totals were the Bread Outlet at 73%,  the Restaurant Supply Store at 37.50% and Shursave affiliate market at 32%.  l only shopped at 4 different stores this past month. 8-)


TOTAL Out of Pocket........$337.44
TOTAL Coupons & Store Sales Savings...$154.17
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased............$491.61
TOTAL Savings of...................................31.36%

This closes out the March food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....

I went into March with $400 budgeted for food/toiletries for the month.  I have $62.56 leftover in my March food envelope. 
I didn't count the number of Qs that were redeemed in March but there were very few.  I did NO Rite-Aid shopping in March, which lead to a substantially lower savings rate overall.  My almost free shopping at Rite-Aid always brings up my rate of savings for the grocery stores.
Looking ahead to April---We'll stick to our $400 food budget again this month.  With the sudden changes I need to make to my diet this month I am not sure how this will affect our food budget.  I suspect we will need to spend more on food. April will see some changes in our food spending.

 
And here is the run down of my Food & Toiletries Spending for 2013 so far--
2013 Total Saved $932.72

2013 Yearly Total Value of Items  $1,914.70

2013 Yearly Total Spent $990.98

2013 Yearly Savings Total of 48.25%

How much did you spend on food in March?
 
Sluggy

8 comments:

  1. I am so glad you feel up to posting anything!

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  2. Oh, meant to say--anything extra you spend on food you must eat will be offset by spending less on healthcare in the future. Spend now or spend later.

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  3. I'm so glad that you are up and running! I'm sick of worrying about your @$$.

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  4. I spent $556.00 last month in groceries. This is INCREDIBLE for me, as it usually is 700-800. I would LOVE it to get down to $400!

    Hope you are doing better. What kind of diet do you have to be on?

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  5. Good to hear you're feeling much better. What special diet do you need to be on?

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  6. So glad to see you posting anything! I haven''t added everything to my spreadsheet so don't know totals for March yet.

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