August was a great month for savings and for stocking up on toiletries, sodas and back to school snacks and supplies so I think the monthly numbers looks pretty great! We still had lots of homemade meals left in the freezer from July so we didn’t really spend much money on meat, but we’ll need to get in another freezer cooking day or two during September to replenish the supply. This month we came in $128 under our monthly budget of $375! For the month of August we spent $246.51 to buy $1,441.05 worth of groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies, or a savings of 84%! According to the spreadsheet we’ve spent $1,785.64 so far this year for $9,170.72 worth of stuff, or 81% off. That equates to an average of $223 per month for our family of seven, or about $1/day per person!
Final Numbers for August – Saved $1,203.23
September 1, 2011 by 4 Comments