This was a great month! I think it was in great part to the money saving challenge that Precious extended to her readers. Yet again, I ended up BEING PAID to shop, after rebates. I also had a drastic savings this month thanks to the great sales on glucose meters this month. As much as I love to get paid to buy these, I hate getting them just for that reason. I made sure I had a place to pass them onto before I decided to pick these up at the stores. My local fire department is very happy. Here’s how I did this month:
Total items purchased: 222
Total coupons used: 156
Total before coupons and discounts: 937.70
Total out of pocket: 103.50
Total savings: 834.20
Total number of free items: 137
Re-usable bag credits: .40
Total amount received from rebates: 122.07
Total OOP after rebates: NEGATIVE 18.57! I got paid 18 dollars to shop!
Organic items total before savings: 17.46
Organic items total after savings: 3.98
Organic savings: 13.48 or 77%
I really enjoyed doing the money saving challenge, and will continue to do those little things that made a difference in how much we saved this past month(using off-peak energy hours, etc). I don’t think I’ll be doing the everyday updates, though. That was way too much for me! :o)
I can’t wait to see what my July totals will look like!