HOLY COW! Unless I've missed a receipt (which I highly doubt) or I've miscalculated (which is highly possible) we came in UNDER budget this month on groceries! Yay, yay, yay! What an awesome feeling! For the last four weeks, here are our receipts:
4/11 Marsh - 31.85, saved 10.31 (24%)
4/17 Marsh - 2.09, saved 0.00
4/18 Marsh - 50.82, saved 19.62 (28%)
4/19 Kroger - 27.54, saved 15.40 (35%)
4/25 Walmart - 34.30, saved 38.88
4/25 Marsh - 51.25, saved 37.43 (42%)
4/26 Kroger - 17.72, saved 22.50 (56%)
4/29 Kroger - 28.93, saved 20.36 (41%)
5/2 Marsh - 43.26, saved 29.63 (41%)
5/5 Marsh - 4.94, saved 2.18 (31%)
So the total spent was $292.69.
The total saved was $196.31.
We would have spent $489.00 (no coupons, no sales).
Which makes for approximately 40% in savings.
So, it's not the highest savings ever. I don't spend mere pennies on my groceries. I have neither the time nor the patience for that. But what I can do is great for our budget and our lives. It allows us to get what we want (maybe not exactly when we want it but I've learned the grocery cycles so well I know whatever it is I want will be on sale again - soon!). I'm so thankful Brian is on board with me couponing (which began way before Dave Ramsey) and that the DR "diet" has tweaked our grocery spending even more.
Here's hoping for another good month!