Sunday, February 28, 2010

High Five Monthly Recap


Another Month has gone by .... It's hours away from the 1st day of March.  That means weeks away from the first day of Spring!!

I track my grocery spending and savings.  Do you?  I use a very easy ... already designed ... spreadsheet.  Andrea at Mommy Snacks made her Grocery Savings Chart available to her readers and I have used it ever since! (Thanks Andrea!!) Sometimes the results give me a great sense of accomplishment while of course other times they're an eye opener that I need to try a little harder. 

Last year I saved just under 53% on my grocery purchases.  I think I can do better this year and have set a 2010 goal of 64% savings.  My numbers are just that .... my numbers.  Set a goal for yourself.  Is it a dollar amount you want to be under each week or month?  Is it a percentage?  Set a goal that is realistic ... and challenge yourself to lower it a little more once you're meeting it consistently.

I have $80 a week budgeted for groceries so that's $320 a month.  

 My grocery trip totals for February
I brought home groceries valued at $999.35.
I spent $302.30.
I saved $697.05 or 70%

And for the year so far...
I brought home groceries valued at $2028.35.
I spent $585.30.
I saved $1443.05 or 71%

February Stockpile Additions of Note
I won't need to buy these things for awhile at least ... I hope!

How did you do?  What did you stock up on?  Leave comments with your stories for the month.  Have a blog .... link up your month end posts.  Let's give "High Fives!" and learn from each other!

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