Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Grocery Store Roll Call - March Summary
Monthly Budget: $200.00
Total Shelf Cost: $820.08
Total Coupon Savings: $354.82
Total Savings: $640.64
Amount Paid: $179.44
Savings Rate: 78.12%
Variance: $20.56 (Under budget for the first time on my new lower budget)
Looking at my Year to date I am definitely improving and using new skills. This month I leveraged prescription transfers to stretch my dollars. I got $50 in gift cards and $20 in coupon that I used to buy groceries, vitamins, household goods, and more at Rite Aid and Meijer.
For January my savings rate was 67.45% and I was slightly over budget. For February my savings rate was 74.85%. For more it is more than 78% (still looking for a receipt to enter to get exact numbers!) As you can see above I was able to buy $820 worth of groceries and household items for about $180! So let me know how you did!