I kept track of all my grocery spending for the month of November. I also kept track of the money saved while using coupons. I have been wanting to track my grocery spending/savings for awhile now but this is the first month I actually wrote down all my purchases as well as the money saved using coupons. Here is what I came up with.
For the month of November my total grocery store spending was $335.62. My total coupon savings was $35.68. This comes out to be about 11% savings. Not huge, but hey, $35 saved is something. It is hard to calculate the exact savings because the savings percent I am keeping track of is only for the coupons that I have used. It doesn't include the amount I saved by purchasing items on sale, which I usually do.
It was interesting to see what my numbers were. I am curious now, so I will probably continue to do this each month and post here my total spent on groceries as well as my coupon savings. I budget $500/mo for groceries and this includes things like toiletries and diapers. This month was a slower month for me and I was well under budget. Let's hope I can continue to do so.