Thursday, March 2, 2023

Food Spending....the February Edition

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

Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for FEBRUARY 2023.

I have posted February'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 February.  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).
OOP  $148.9
Qs/Ads  $86.90
Value  $235.88
Savings  36.84%

OOP  $10.49
Value  $22.73
Savings  53.85%

OOP  $41.08
Qs/Ads  $9.63
Value  $50.71
Savings  19.99%

OOP   $19.47
Qs/Ads  $22.97
Value  $42.44
Savings  54.12%

OOP  $221.45
Qs/free Gift Cards  $108.71
Value  $330.16
Savings 32.93%

My best 2 Store Savings Totals were at Ollie's at 53.85% and Super 1 Foods at 54.12% .

I shopped at 5 different stores in February.   8-)

TOTAL Spent in February................$441.47
TOTAL Coupons/Sales/Gift Cards....$240.45
TOTAL Value of Items Purchased.....$681.92
TOTAL Savings of ............................35.26%

This closes out the February food/toiletries spending.

THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....another less than stellar month for food spending.  I'm ok with it given my physical limitations at the moment.

The monthly food spending savings percentage went UP by 1.47% in February 2023 to 35.26% compared to the January's 33.79% savings average.   A slight improvement even with having Hubs doing 90% of the food shopping.

With 2 months accounted for, I have spent a Total of $856.14 on groceries/HBA /paper goods in 2023.

2022 Yearly Grand Total Spent....................$856.14
2022 Yearly Grand Total Value of Items.....$1,308.20
2022 Grand Total Saved...............................$452.06
2022 Yearly Savings Total..............................34.56%

The average per month amount spent is $428.07 in 2023 so far.

LOOKING AHEAD to March 2023...
Still in recovery mode but looking to resume normal cooking activity later this month. 8-)

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 February?

*  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 think you did extremely well. I spent almost $800 for February alone! 150 a week! That includes items you listed. I did a huge stock up and also buy a lot from grocery deli because I don’t usually eat out more than about one every two months and then it is under $30, if that. I hate driving to eat out, even if it is couple of blocks, and ai hate getting dressed and eating in a public place, and I hate delivery. I also don’t do pickup because I don’t like other folks handling my food…. Kinda OCD…. The grocery store deli functions as my restaurant. Somehow if I can see it wrapped and I pick it out it doesn’t bother me. I don’t do delivery (although in 2020 I did Walmart delivery)!I don’t shop Amazon because it is delivery. Target, Publix, SAMS, Fresh Market, and Walmart are my typical places with an occasional Aldi. Cindy in the South

    1. Cindy one of there days, I am going to make plans to meet you for dinner in T Town and make you get dressed up for an over $30 meal! And we are going to enjoy it!

    2. Lol Anne. Sounds good! Cindy in the South

  2. We spent very little on groceries that was offset by our take out/eat out spending for February.


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