Easter Greetings to y'all if you celebrate the holiday! It's a quiet day here at Chez Sluggy with just me, the Hubs and the puppies. 8-)
Onward to March's Food Spending report......
Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for MARCH 2021.
I have posted March's totals on the Total Grocery Savings Page located HERE and have updated the Totals there.
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 Sum. My spending includes Food, Toiletries/HBA, Cleaning Products, Paper Goods & tax where applicable. We are a family of 4(2-3 eating at home this month). No "kids" under 26. (I don't count all the "freebies" I get at the Discount Outlet in my totals either.)
P and R DISCOUNTS
My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, CVS at 85.17% and Dollar General at 62.33%.
I shopped at 7 different stores in March.
TOTAL Spent in March..........................$317.32
TOTAL Out of Pocket for March w/R-A...............$317.32
TOTAL Coupons/Store Sales w/R-A..................$1,187.92
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid...$1,505.24
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items....................78.92%
This closes out the March food/toiletries spending.
THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....
I was able to spend less than $400(my usual average per month)but I didn't challenge myself to eat from only what we had so March's total spending was more than February's spending but only by about $106.
The monthly food spending savings percentage went DOWN by 6.02% in March 2021 to 78.92% compared to the February's 84.94% savings average. Down over 6% but still almost at 80% savings is winning in my book. lol
With 3 months accounted for, I have spent a Year-To-Date Total of $507.19 on food/toiletries in 2021.
2020 Yearly Grand Total Spent....................$824.51
The average per month amount spent is $274.84 in 2021 so far.
LOOKING AHEAD To April 2021...........
If you have other ideas or guidelines you follow please leave a comment and share yours with us all.
* Do you track your yearly food spending? It's really not that hard or time consuming; just have your receipts and either track it in a notebook or on a spreadsheet.
* What was your savings percentage buying on sale and/or with coupons vs. buying at regular retail price last month, if you track that sort of thing?
* What are your methods for keeping your food spending in check?
Is anyone out there up for tracking expenditures and trying to spend less but still eat well?