Saturday, May 1, 2010
A Recap of my April Grocery Spending
Total Spent - $203.66
Total Saved With Coupons - $761.28
Total Saved With Sales - $114.56
Total Saved With Rebates - $39.99
Total Savings - $915.83
Total Coupons Used - 342 (YIKES!!!!)
It's crazy to think had I not used any coupons and not submitted for rebates I would have paid $1,004.93! Now obviously had I not used coupons I wouldn't have bought so many things. :) There were quite a few things I bought this month that I bought alot of because it was free or close to free after coupons.
This month I'm under budget by $36.34. Now don't think for a minute that I have that $36 laying around here!! It bugs me so bad that I come out under budget the end of the month and I don't have the cash to prove it. I do have $24 of it here that I plan to use to buy some flowers for my flowerbeds. I do know some of my extra grocery money I used at McDonald's to treat the kiddos and I bought myself lunch at Chipotle when I was in Columbus on Wednesday.
So my goal for the next month is that any grocery money that I have left at the end of the week to put it aside and not spend it!!!! If I do happen to spend it that I write it down that way I know where it went. Now, you guys need to keep me accountable to this!!! Okay?
Did you meet your grocery budget goals for the month? I'd love to hear about it!
Are you curious how I track my spending? I use this Savings Tracker. It is free to download and is a great way to track your savings.