Saturday, April 17

Frugal Friday Report

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

You may have noticed that I didn't post my Frugal Friday report last week, because I was out of town for Easter weekend.  So I will play catch-up and cover the last two weeks!  Two weeks ago was a really big spending week at $87 ($27 over budget), but this past week I only spent about $30, so both weeks combined average out to about my $60 budget:


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%
10 3/4 3/10  $    53.23  $   96.32 64%
11 3/11 3/17  $    63.54  $ 107.08 63%
12 3/18 3/24  $    28.97  $   17.02 37%
13 3/25 3/31  $    59.78  $   69.93 54%
14 4/1 4/7  $    86.97  $ 132.77 60%
15 4/8 4/14  $    30.60  $   52.85 63%


Here is my graph:
















                                               

                                                (Click on graph to view larger)

My weekly spending was at $86.97 and $30.60 for the past couple weeks, with savings percentages of 60% and 63%.  I was able to reach a high savings percentage last week because of the Meijer 10 for $10, get 11th for Free sale.

My favorite grocery shopping deal was two free (yes, free!) Rotisserie chickens.  I happened to be strolling by the deli section at about 10:30pm on Friday evening and a lady working behind the deli counter asked if I wanted a free chicken or two because they were getting ready to throw them out (as they do every night).  I said, "Of course" and took two.  When I went through the self-checkout I just had to remind the cashier that they were supposed to be free and he took $10 off!  Yippee!  I am planning on having a freezer cooking day and preparing 4 batches of Chicken Noodle Soup and one or two batches of Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pies.  I plan on using all my free (or almost free) Pillsbury biscuits on top of the chicken pot pies.   More on the almost free biscuits at Bargains to Bounty (Thanks, Jolyn)!

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