Friday, March 5

Frugal Friday Report

 

On Friday of each week, I plan to summarize a list of my weekly spending including how much I saved and savings percentage.  I am hoping to show how much I am saving and improving each week by using my new savvy shopping skills...

I was able to stay under budget this week, but had a lower-than-usual savigns percentage.  Here's how my week looked:


Week # Start End Spending Savings Savings %
1 12/31 1/6  $    62.37  $   56.53 48%
2 1/7 1/13  $    59.15  $ 131.69 69%
3 1/14 1/20  $    52.91  $   94.17 64%
4 1/21 1/27  $    40.44  $   37.69 48%
5 1/28 2/3  $    97.22  $ 188.26 66%
6 2/4 2/10  $    51.74  $   81.17 61%
7 2/11 2/17  $    89.21  $ 104.29 54%
8 2/18 2/24  $    39.64  $   91.00 70%
9 2/25 3/3  $    56.41  $   69.49 55%



Here is the chart:

                                                   (click on chart to enlarge)

You may have noticed I have changed my spreadsheet a little by only including this year's data only.  The list was getting a little long and I thought it would be a little easier to follow starting at the beginning of 2010!

I spent a total of $56.41 and saved a total of $69.49 (for a savings percentage of 55%).  My savings percentage was a little lower than what I have been getting lately.  I did buy some non-coupon items like a LOT of produce and meat so I had little savings on those items.  

I have been buying a lot of my produce at a new Save-A-Lot store that opened up recently in Walled Lake and have noticed many items quite a bit cheaper it is there than Meijer or Kroger.  For example, bananas are only $0.33/lb and I believe they are $0.49/lb at Meijer.  So I have been stopping in there to grab many veggies and fruits that may not be on sale at the other stores that week.

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