Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Food budget win! (Wednesday Weekly Shopping)

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Last week I had a budget fail by going over $30 over my grocery budget of $80 per week. This week, I was more than $10 under! Budget win!

Of course, that might be partly due to the fact that I skipped the drug stores because of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. I'll be heading to CVS and Walgreens later this week, which might inflate next week's grocery bill. We shall see!

Here's what I got this week:

Overall, this week I spent $68.61 for items which retail for $141.63, or a 52% savings based on the retail value of the products at the stores where they were purchased.  (But don't compare percentages!)

For the year (38 weeks), I spent $2,916.34 for items which retailed for $5,527.61 and saved $2,581.27, or a 47% savings. That's an average of $76.75 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 15, 11, and 7), including lots of fresh produce, dairy items, and kosher meat, as well as paper and plastic goods, health and beauty items, and cleaning supplies.

In 2011, I spent $4,017.13 for items which retailed for $7,344.08, 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 September 21, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

Great work staying under budget! I was $14 on budget this week, which will hopefully make up for some of the weeks that I have been over budget.

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