Onward to April's Food Spending report......
Here are my FOOD BUDGET spending totals for APRIL 2023.
I have posted April'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 April. 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 2 Store Savings Totals were at CVS at 92.85% and Kroger at 45.11% . My worse rate was at Walmart at 20.71%. Too bad that is the closest store to me.
I shopped at 5 different stores in April. 8-)
TOTAL Spent in April................$552.53
This closes out the April food/toiletries spending.
THOUGHTS & COMMENTS for this month.....another less than stellar month for food spending. We spent more in April than in March. Lots of cherry picking deals for the freezer but prices still on the rise so YIKES! it was a lot of money spent. We won't have a garden this year(not enough time to get one prepped and planted with us starting here from scratch)so I'll have to find a/some farm stands around where the prices aren't "artisanal-ly" priced. As our first year here somethings come with a steep learning curve.
The monthly food spending savings percentage went UP by 12.22% in April 2023 to 47.12% compared to the March's 34.90% savings average. Even still, spending was up but we got more bang for our buck in April.
With 4 months accounted for, I have spent a Total of $1,882.46 on groceries/HBA /paper goods in 2023.
The average per month amount spent is $470.62 in 2023 so far.
* 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?