Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another way below budget week (Wednesday Weekly Shopping)

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This week, I stayed well below my budget of $80 per week, spending about $55.  That's not because of my amazing shopping skills (or lack thereof), but because there just weren't a lot of good deals this week.

But my low-budget streak is probably coming to an end - I have a list of half a dozen stockpile items that I'm now out of, and unless they go on sale this week, I'll have to buy them at ALDI or Walmart.  The prices there are low, but not as low as getting items at Publix or the drug stores on sale and with coupons.

Here's what I got this week:

Overall, this week I spent $54.88 for items which retail for $96.01, or a 43% savings based on the retail value of the products at the stores where they were purchased.  (But don't compare percentages!)

For the year (12 weeks), I spent $856.98 for items which retailed for $1720.77, and saved $863.79, or a 50% savings. That's an average of $71.42 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.

How did your shopping go this week? What bargains did you get? Please leave a link to your blog post about your weekly shopping. The aim is not to brag, but to inspire!  Please link up directly to your post, not to the blog itself. I'd appreciate it if you put a link to Wednesday Weekly Shopping in your post as well. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment!

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