Ok, time for totals! Yay! Actually, I should be saying Boo since I was over budget a bit, but I got a boatload of organic items this month and I am sooo happy about it! I can see it increasing my budget slightly, but I am still spending A LOT less than I was in my silly rabbit days. The amount I spent for the whole month of August would have been spent up in under 2 two weeks last year this time. So sad .
Total Items purchased: 297
Total coupons used: 161
Total of transactions before coupons: 686.15
Total of transaction after coupons: 319.08
Total savings: 367.07 or 54%
Total number of free items: 65
Total amount of organic items purchased before coupons: 71.69
Total amount of organic items purchased after coupons: 31.52!
Savings just on organic items: 56%
Re-usable bag credits for the month: 1.15
I had 31 dollars left over from July’s budget, so with that added in, I was 18 dollars over-budget. I also got back 14 dollars in mail in rebates(I don’t count the wags rebates and CVS ECBs) so I used that money towards this month’s budget too. So, after all was said and done, I was 4 dollars overbudget. Not bad for a 30 dollar increase in organic buying from last month!