*Since I am finished food shopping a couple of days early I am posting the November Food Spending now. Enjoy 8-)
Onward to November's Food Spending report......
Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for NOVEMBER 2022.
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. We are a family of 2(and 2 dogs).
My best 3 Store Savings Totals were Ollie's at 46.29%, Cash Saver at 43.05% and at Super 1 Foods at 42.31%.
I shopped at 6 different stores in November. I am still learning the ropes of grocery shopping in this area(where to go, whom to avoid, etc.).
TOTAL Spent in November................$883.49
This closes out the November food/toiletries spending.
THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....well I knew that when we got a house to set up the food spending would explode and it did. We were actually moved in early in November and I sure did take advantage of any Thanksgiving deals I found. This freezer compartment is HUGE but I still didn't fill it all yet. I blame having a broken shelf in the freezer that we need to replace. I blame the high spend partially on horrible inflation which is actually worse than what the government reports it to be.
The monthly food spending savings percentage went UP by 2.90% in November 2022 to 38.92% compared to the October's 36.02% savings average which is a tad better. Even though I had savings rate in the 40's at some store where I spent the bulk of our grocery monies weren't at those stores.
With 11 months accounted for, I have spent a Grand Total of $3,441.43 on food/toiletries in 2022.
2022 Yearly Grand Total Spent....................$3,441.43
The average per month amount spent is $312.86 in 2022 so far.
LOOKING AHEAD To December 2022......We won't be home but for 11 days in December as far as cooking goes. I am trying to use up fresh produce before we leave for the cruise as well as any perishables in the fridge. I can take anything we can't finish to my daughter's house for them to use. That is a nice perk. There will be lots of spending on food out in December(airports, in ports, and at Sissie's house)but that's not part of my grocery spending.
* 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?