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: $6,578.46Over budget for the year by $578.46
My goal is to move my savings to a 38 - 40% savings.