September was a weird month for me, regarding coupon savings and grocery shopping etc. I thought I would end up way below by monthly goal because I wasn't doing much shopping at the drug stores, but I ended up doing a lot of extra shopping at the grocery stores and that caused me to spend more than I expected
My monthly goal is to spend no more than $330 on groceries and drug store purchases (my normal stores are CVS, Walgreens, and Target).
I ended up spending $319.33.
This is still under my goal but more than I had expected for September.
I saved $126.40 in coupons and rebates. This month that number does include two rebates that were received, the total for the rebates was $17.99. I ended up saving an additional $18.96 due to advertised savings (when known..which means at CVS and Walgreens usually).
Overall..not the best month I've had this year but I stayed below my goal and that makes me happy. I know a big reason why I didn't do as well as expected was because I was in a cake decorating class this month and that caused me to buy a lot of powdered sugar, some butter, etc. since I had to make large amounts of icing each week and baked goods.