Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I saved $3,619.76 in 2010

In the year 2010 I saved $3,619.76 - for a family of 4.  This was my first year tracking my savings and I'm hoping I can improve in 2011.  I will not be receiving a raise from work for 2 years due to the fact that the government has put a 2 year freeze on us, so this means improving on my coupon skills.

Here's my breakdown:

Shelf price (before coupons): $10,364.81
Coupons used: $1,162.94
Discounts: (preferred cards and store discounts) $2,446.82
Total Savings: $3,619.76 / 34.92%
Total price I paid for groceries in 2010: $6,578.46
Over budget for the year by $578.46

My goal is to move my savings to a  38 - 40% savings.


Angelika said...

That is really spectacular! Did you just keep all your receipts and then tally those numbers up? 2011 is my first year keeping receipts, as an experiment for the most part, because I'm 23 and allowed to do so! :) Just got into couponing.. Ill see if it makes a huge difference!

NW Coupon Lady said...

I do keep my receipts. I totally them up each week. Look for my savings tracker (search my site if you can't find it in previous postings) and you can use that to track your spending.