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.