As I said in my previous post I am going to be keeping track of the amount of money I spend on groceries as well as the amount of money I save by using coupons. I will be doing this for the month of November just to see how well I do with my $500 budget. I have been lazy lately and using the debit card instead of my envelope system and I know I have gone over these last couple months. This is hopefully going to get me back on track. Plus, I think it sounds kinda fun! So let's get started!
Oh and by the way, I will be keeping a running total of both what I spent and what I saved on the left sidebar.
Total spent: $29.47
Total saved with coupons: $3.25
The cereal was a stock up item and the pop was a splurge!
Hy-Vee TripTotal spent: $33.33
Total saved with coupons: $13.75
The cereal, sugar, hot dogs and bacon were all stock items.
After looking at my receipt I noticed that I was charged $.48 extra for 4 packages of hotdogs. So I should have saved an additional $1.92. Grr, guess I will have to talk to customer service next time I am in.
November total spent $62.80
November total saved with coupons $17.00
My savings for the week with just using coupons was 27%. If I factored in the items that were also on sale, that percentage would be higher.