This week, I took four trips to the stores - two to ALDI and two to Publix. I skipped the drug stores this week - I have plenty stored in my personal care stockpile, and the sales at CVS and Walgreens have been very disappointing.
And my year's total savings is 49.97%... one more dollar and I'd be at 50% for the year! My average for the year is $77.69, safely below my budget of $80 per week.
Here's what I got this week:
Publix trip 2: Spent $11.38, saved $48.02 (not including Goodnites)
Overall, this week I spent $60.01 for items which retail for $156.56, or a 62% savings based on the retail value of the products at the stores where they were purchased. (But don't compare percentages!)
For the year (9 weeks), I spent $699.19 for items which retailed for $1397.46, and saved $698.27, or a 49.97% savings. That's an average of $77.69 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 14, 11, and 6), including lots of fresh produce, dairy items, and kosher meat.
In 2011, I spent $4017.13 for items which retailed for $7344.08, saving 45% and spending an average of $77.25 per week for the year.
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