This was my first month of keeping track of how much we spend on groceries and how much we "save" by using coupons and Safeway's Just-4-U program.
Retail value of groceries: $320.36
Percent saved: 33.82%!
I'm definitely happier to have paid $212 for our groceries - including my birthday party! - instead of $320. I think I can do better than 34%, though. One of my coworkers brings me the coupons from her newspaper every week - I was super happy to have scored a $2 jar of Nutella last week, because it was on sale at Safeway and I had a $1 coupon from her.