Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Food Spending 2021....The November Report

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

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for NOVEMBER 2021.

I have posted November'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 November.  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  $38.27
Value  $65.83
Savings  41.87%

OOP  $0.40
Value  $8.77
Savings 95.44%

OOP  $12.09
Value  $45.62
Savings  73.50%

OOP  $0.00
Qs/Ads/BC/Gift Cards  $2,018.33
Value  $2,018.33
Savings  100%

OOP  $.99
Value  $.99
Savings  00%

OOP  $64.89
Qs/free Gift Cards  $211.47
Value  $276.36
Savings  76.52%

OOP  $83.57
Qs/Sales  $38.33
Value  $121.90
Savings  31.44%

My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Rite-Aid at 100%, CVS at 95.44% and Walmart at 76.52%.
The worst rate was at Shursave at 0%.  Can't get much worse than Zero saved, right? lolz
I shopped at 7 different stores in November.  

TOTAL Spent in November.................$200.21
TOTAL Coupons/Sales/Gift Cards...$319.26
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased....$519.47
TOTAL Savings of .............................61.46%

TOTAL Out of Pocket for November w/R-A..............$200.21
TOTAL Coupons/Sales/Gift Cards w/................$2,337.59
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased w/Rite-Aid...$2,537.80
TOTAL Savings with Rite-Aid items....................92.11%

This closes out the November food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....It was a GREAT lower spending month!  Spent almost half of what I usually shoot for so I am pleased.

The monthly food spending savings percentage went UP by 22.70% in November 2021 to 92.11% compared to the October's 69.41% savings average.  Rite-Aid Black Friday sales always skew my percentages in November.  Go me! ;-)

With 11 months accounted for, I have spent a Year-To-Date Total of $3,472.74 on food/toiletries in 2021.

2020 Yearly Grand Total Spent....................$3,472.74
2020 Yearly Grand Total Value of Items.....$20,755.87
2020 Grand Total Saved...............................$17,283.13
2020 Yearly Savings Total.............................83.27%

The average per month amount spent is $315.70 in 2021 so far.

My Ibotta rebate, Coupons dotcom, Checkout51 and Aisle totals for the year so far through October comes to $3,085.13 once I cash out.  Put that next to a full spending of $3,472.74 for the year so far and I've "actually" spent only $387.61 on food/toiletries for the year or an average of $35.24 per month.  Plus I've been able to donate to the food bank and share my haul bounty with others.
I love that I can do that!

LOOKING AHEAD To December 2021.......
Not sure what December will hold as far as grocery spending goes.  We are good on all but perishables(fresh milk, fresh produce).  Not sure yet if and whom will be here for Christmas entertaining if anyone.  I'll set the bar low at my usual $400 spend but I suspect we won't reach that or even be close unless I go nuts and buy porterhouse steaks and lobster for Xmas dinner for 12. lolz

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 November?

*  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. Wow on the Rite-Aid savings!!

  2. I hate to shop even for groceries. I am not sure that helps the budget because I do not have any problem sending Hubby or ordering on line. ;) I admire how you do shop, keep track etc.


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