Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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


Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for APRIL 2013.

I have posted April'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 April.  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 17.

MAINE SOURCE(restaurant supply)
OOP  $123.12
Value  $204.13
Savings   39.69%

SHURSAVE STORES(small local independent affiliated stores)
OOP  $243.20
Qs/Ads  $86.00
Value  $329.20
Savings  26.12%

OOP  $69.17
Qs/Ads  $10.25
Value  $79.42
Savings  12.91%

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.

TOTAL Value of Cash/Store Checks/Gift Card Rebates Received...$0.00


My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Maine Source at 39.69%, the Shursave affiliate market at 26.12% and Weis Market at 12.91%.  l only shopped at 3 different stores this past month. 8-)

TOTAL Out of Pocket........$435.49
TOTAL Coupons & Store Sales Savings...$177.26
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased............$612.75
TOTAL Savings of...................................29%

This closes out the April food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....

I went into April with $400 budgeted for food/toiletries for the month.  Overshot the budget by $35.49.  Not bad considering I didn't do any of the shopping the first half of April.
Exactly 1 ManQ was used in April.  I did NO Rite-Aid shopping in last month either.
Looking ahead to May---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. May will see even more changes in our food spending.

And here is the run down of my Food & Toiletries Spending for 2013 so far--
2013 Total Saved $1109.98

2013 Yearly Total Value of Items  $2527.45

2013 Yearly Total Spent $1426.47

2013 Yearly Savings Total of 43.56%

How much did you spend on food in April?


  1. I think this ate my comment (though if it went, feel free not to post this one). My food budget survived, but my eating habits are horrible. I'm completely unmotivated, which normally means cheap when you're only accounting for 1 person who doesn't eat much to begin with. I am looking forward to doing things right in May and cook up some delicious stuff... I am way behind on my cooking goal!

  2. I refuse to answer that question on grounds that I'll look extremely frivolous...
    Good for you!!! and I hope you're able to make low sodium cheap alternatives!


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