Have you wondered what happened to my monthly grocery budget posts? Well, since the next round of numbers ended in the middle of February I decided to wait until the end of February to report. For one very good reason. February 28th marked exactly one year that I have kept track of my grocery budget.
If you had been following along each month you could see the savings that I posted. Well, now that we have made it to one year I am so thrilled to report in my numbers.
Before I tell you how we did I want to point out a couple of things. First, I know a lot of you are new to couponing. Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of coupons or deals that are out there. Start slow, do a little at a time. Build up your stockpile and you will slowly see your numbers go down. And second, don’t feel like you have to use the same amount of coupons or deals that I use. If you want to that is fine and of course your savings will be big but I want you all to know that going to the grocery store and saving $20 a week is a big savings. A savings that equals out to $1000 a year. So, don’t judge your success or failure on how others are doing. You need to do what is right for you and your family.
::CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS
Okay, with that said, here are my 1 year numbers from March 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010.
Total spent for the year: $3863.90. That equals $321.99 per month or $74.31 per week.
My goal was $75 a week so I can’t believe I made it. Almost exactly!
Previously we had spent $250 per week easily. That equals $13,000 per year. So our savings:
$13,000 – $3863.90 = $9136.10 SAVED!! Woohoo!
::WIN A $50 TARGET GIFT CARD
Now for the fun part. I am so excited about my savings that I want to celebrate. So, as part of my celebration and to thank you guys for being awesome readers, I am giving away a $50 Target Gift Card to one lucky LRWC winner. Yeap! Here is what you need to do to win:
1. Leave a Comment -Tell us how much you saved in February at the grocery store. If you have just started couponing, tell us your plan to save in March.
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Note: Target did not sponsor this giveaway. The Target gift card is a gift from LRWC and paid for by LRWC.