Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Food Spending 2021......The September Report

  Onward to September's Food Spending report......

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for SEPTEMBER 2021.

I have posted September'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 September.  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 25. 
OOP  $21.80
Value  $39.56
Savings  44.89%

OOP  $0.00
Value  $4.99
Savings 100%

OOP  $3.00
Value  $3.99
Savings  24.81%

OOP  $0.00
Qs/Ads/BC/Gift Cards  $761.21
Value  $761.21
Savings  100%

OOP  $3.80
Value  $3.80
Savings  00%

OOP  $11.81
Value  $26.57
Savings  55.55%

OOP  $266.24
Qs/free Gift Cards  $242.94
Value  $509.18
Savings  47.71%

OOP  $39.29
Qs/Sales  $42.79
Value  $82.08
Savings  52.13%

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, CVS at 100% and Target at 55.55%.
The worst rate was at Shursave at 00%. (Guess which store Hubs shopped at? lol)
I shopped at 8 different stores in September.  

TOTAL Spent in September.................$345.94
TOTAL Coupons/Sales/Gift Cards...$324.63
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased....$670.57
TOTAL Savings of .............................48.38%

TOTAL Out of Pocket for September w/R-A..............$345.94
TOTAL Coupons/Sales/Gift Cards w/................$1,085.44
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid...$1,431.38
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items....................75.83%

This closes out the September food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....
While I was away and not cooking for half+ of the month, I was shopping when I came across good deals so the food spending didn't cease when I went on my trip.

The monthly food spending savings percentage went DOWN by 6.77% in September 2021 to 75.83% compared to the August's 82.60% savings average.  Still a great savings rate!

With 9 months accounted for, I have spent a Year-To-Date Total of $2,950.27 on food/toiletries in 2021.

2020 Yearly Grand Total Spent....................$2,950.27
2020 Yearly Grand Total Value of Items.....$15,385.81
2020 Grand Total Saved...............................$12,435.54
2020 Yearly Savings Total.............................80.82%

The average per month amount spent is $327.81 in 2021 so far.

My Ibotta rebate, Coupons dotcom and Checkout51 totals for the year so far through September comes to $2,319.03 once I cash out.  Put that next to a full spending of $2,950.27 for the year so far and I've "actually" spent only $631.24 on food/toiletries for the year or an average of $70.14 per month.  Plus I've been able to donate to the food bank and share my haul bounty with others.
I think that is awesome. 8-)))

LOOKING AHEAD To October 2021.........Nothing special going on this month in terms of food and spending.  While I was gone our chest freezer died.  Hubs sprang into action and saved all but the ice cream 8-(((, bought a new freezer, got it home and got the food back into it's new cold home.  I'm looking to eat down the frozen stuff and the old dogs in the pantry so October will be a lower spend month.  Not putting a firm number on the spending but I'll be happy with anything under $300.

If you have other ideas or guidelines you follow please leave a comment and share yours with us all.

*  How much did you spend on food/toiletries in September?

*  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?



  1. I was about $300 for just grocery, but a tad over $400 with all the items you include rolled together, which was great for us. I just don't have the time or aptitude to do much more than I currently do to shop wisely. I might be trying to see if Ibotta and Fetch could be an easy tool.

  2. Wow, way to go to your dh for catching the freezer, getting a new one, and transferring it all. I’d take a little bit of lost ice cream over the whole freezer any day!


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