Monday, June 3, 2013

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


Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for MAY 2013.

I have posted May'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 May.  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.
OOP  $17.24
Value  $42.09
Savings  59.04%
MAINE SOURCE(restaurant supply)
OOP  $75.86
Value  $137.58
Savings   44.86%
SHURSAVE STORES(small local independent affiliated stores)
OOP  $107.74
Qs/Ads  $45.14
Value  $152.88
Savings  29.53%

OOP  $299.51
Qs/Ads  $190.82
Value  $490.33
Savings  39%

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 the Bread Outlet at 59.04%, Maine Source at 44.86% and Weis Market at 39%.  l only shopped at 4 different stores this past month.

TOTAL Out of Pocket........$500.35
TOTAL Coupons & Store Sales Savings...$322.53
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased............$822.88
TOTAL Savings of...................................39.20%

This closes out the May food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....

I went into May with my usual $400 budgeted for food/toiletries for the month.  Overshot the budget by $100.35.  Not a great month so I'll try to do better in June.
I did NO Rite-Aid shopping in last month either.
I'm still trying to figure out what my baseline for food costs is since the dietary change in April.  I suspect it will be more like $500 per month now, but I'm going to keep shooting for $400 for the next few months.
Looking ahead to June---We'll stick to our $400 food budget again this month.  I'm hoping for some better sales on fresh produce since it's almost Summer.

And here is the run down of my Food & Toiletries Spending for 2013 so far--
2013 Total Saved $1,432.51

2013 Yearly Total Value of Items  $3,350.33

2013 Yearly Total Spent $1,926.82

2013 Yearly Savings Total of 42.50%
My total savings percentage for the year has gone down just over 1%.  The month of May was over 30% saved and the yearly total so far is still over 40% so I am good with that.
How much did you spend on food in May?

1 comment:

  1. On food alone? Was just ok. Yesterday was my first "real food" day since May 22nd. I did end up purchasing cookies and desserts for the local school's Multicultural projects. Quite expensive for what I was getting, but oh well. Hopefully they enjoy whatever upgrades the money they raise was supposed to be going to.


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