Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Budget-busting week (Wednesday Weekly Shopping)

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This week, I went way over budget again - I spent over $100 while my budget is $80.  But I was preparing for the Passover holiday, which in the past has cost me many hundreds of dollars.  So I don't think the slight overrun is too bad in comparison.

I made three trips to ALDI this week, along with one trip to Publix and one last-minute trip to CVS. 

Here's what I got this week:

Overall, this week I spent $103.03 for items which retail for $152.80, or a 33% savings based on the retail value of the products at the stores where they were purchased.  (But don't compare percentages!)

For the year (14 weeks), I spent $1042.44 for items which retailed for $1991.93, and saved $949.49, or a 48% savings. That's an average of $74.46 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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J Rodney April 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM  

It sounds like quite a celebration at your house Laura. I actually went under budget for the first time in a few weeks.

JC April 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM  

I love how all your shopping trips are inexpensive and full of healthy items!!

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