Saturday, January 2, 2010

End of the Year 2009 Shopping Totals...

grocery shopping

There were a lot of changes for us this year...
Andrew and I married this past March
Moved into our rent home mid-May
and where shocked by our budget in mid-August.

Since we didn't sit down to write out a budget until Mid-August, it was into the better part of September before we really got into shopping the sales and using coupons.

Today, as I write this post, we have a wonderful stockpile going, the fridge is full, and our freezer is packed!

I won't say it has been an easy journey towards a more frugal lifestyle, but I will say that it is one decision I will never regret!   We became more frugal in our living mainly due to the fact that we had to, but also because we were shocked at what a buggy {don't laugh...that's what we call 'em here in the South!} full of grocery cost from Wal-Mart!  

Thus began would journey towards a more frugal lifestyle.  I created this blog mainly for myself at first, as a way to keep track of my purchases and any online deals that I found.  In August, when we became more serious in using coupons, we gained a few readers.  I'm so glad to have met all of you!  Being able to share deals with ya'll has been amazing.   I may not be the best at this shopping and saving deal, but I hope you've learned a thing or two from our site!   Thank you all so much for subscribing to Southern Savings!

And now our 2009 Grocery Shopping Totals!
All Totals are from September - December  2009 
and include all grocery and cleaning products only.

Total Value: $2,181.51
 Total Coupons: $974.55
Total Out of Pocket: $832.51   {$46.25 per week}

Total Saved: $1,493.62 

Once I added in my trips from Walgreens {where I mainly purchase  cleaning, household, and health products {and occasionally a few groceries} our 2009

Total Overall Savings = $2,670.55!

How did ya'll do this year?

I hope seeing just how much we've saved in the last half of 2009 will help spur you onto living a more frugal lifestyle yourselves!     I plan on writing upcoming posts on how to start couponing, finding the best deals, and a few other ideas that are floating around!

If you ever have any questions, feel free to email me at and I'll be happy to answer any question you might have.

Thank you all so much for following Southern Savings!  Here is to saving MORE in 2010!!


{monthly savings broken down by month...

Total August Savings = $177.67
Total September Savings = $544.82
Total October Savings = $92.63
Total November Savings = $571.02
Total December Savings = $949.88
Savings YTD = $2,670.55
Total Online earnings = $54.00 }

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