1.01.2011

2010 Savings...yipee!

This is my year end spreadsheet the one I posted last week for you to download and use in the coming year. I will be more diligent this year in sharing my transactions and exactly what I do for you to see "how" to do this! Keep in mind my family does not just eat junk and stuff I would not normally buy. This spread sheet includes everything...nothing is left out. I account for every diaper & wipe purchased, every farmers market trip, every Earth Fare trip, all drug store and grocery store trips no matter how big or small, as well as, any other item that could be purchased at drug or grocery store (including Costco, Walmart, Starbucks, & more). This is true and can be done, my family never goes without, the house is always stocked with produce and I have a freezer that cannot hold one more container of meat. You can do this if you try, put forth some effort and try to save your family money and honor God with your finances. I know you are saying...I do not have time, don't kid yourself! You can put forth as much or as little time in couponing as you wish, you will reap the benefits of what you put into it.

Before rebates I average $63 a week (keep in mind I have one who was in pull-ups for half of the year and a baby who is in diapers)....I also have a stockpile of diapers to last me until she is out of diapers and then some, oh and enough pull-ups to last her too!

Make a goal for yourself this year, mine is $50/week. Don't be unrealistic, but make it something you can accomplish if you try.

(CLARIFICATION: OOP=out of pocket cost, total= price before any discounts from store or coupons, savings= $ savings, % saved is the % saved off original price...hope this helps!)

Groceries/Drug Stores for 2010
Total PurchaseOOPSavings% Saved
January$2,086.02$184.18$1,901.8491.17%
February$2,720.71$44.70$2,676.0198.36%
March$3,879.88-$19.13$3,899.01100.49%
April$3,278.38$513.87$2,764.5184.33%
May$5,482.43$8.15$5,474.2899.85%
June$3,726.90$398.16$3,328.7489.32%
July$1,908.13$265.54$1,642.5986.08%
August$2,192.08$434.79$1,757.2980.17%
September$2,741.27$408.90$2,332.3785.08%
October$2,985.82$297.56$2,688.2690.03%
November$2,923.73$348.30$2,575.4388.09%
December$2,402.65$423.48$1,979.1782.37%
$36,328.00$3,308.50$33,019.50102.16%
Rebates$4,091.72
Total OOP-$783.22
%savings102.16%


NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE THIS NEW YEAR! I KNOW I WAS CHALLENGED TO ATTAIN A GOAL OF -$1000, BUT I FELL A BIT SHORT OF THAT, STILL GOOD THOUGH, HEHEHE.
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5 comments:

candi said...

how do you EVER find the time to do all the rebates. haha. You need to share everything you do this year so we can be like you! :)

Jessica Brooke said...

What does OOP stand for?

Frugal Darling said...

That's amazing... whoa...

Beth said...

Proud of you! Very impressive.

Andrea said...

Just curious...I met a lady in the grocery store who says she saves a ton by couponing, but she also has a friend who delivers newspapers and he gives her all the leftovers, which she said is anywhere from 20 to 125 papers a week! Plus, she found a girl who cuts the coupons for her in exchange for getting to keep some of the coupons she wants. How do you get your coupons? Do you buy papers for the inserts, and if so, how many do you have to buy to rack up these kinds of savings??