New savings tracker download for 2011

by Melody on January 3, 2011

I am SO thrilled to tell you that Angela over at The Coupon Project has released her 2011 Savings Tracker!  I used this all last year and it is an invaluable resource (see it in use in my “Our Monthly Grocery Budget” series here).  It is such a simple tool to help keep track of your monthly budget, but it is amazing to see your progress.  Click here for more information and to download your own spreadsheet.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you will enter into the spreadsheet:

  • SHELF COST: I enter in the amount I would have paid at the store that day, without coupon or rebate.  I don’t factor in the full price as I would usually never pay full price for ANYTHING!

  • COUPONS: Manufacturer coupons and catalina coupons

  • DISCOUNTS: I include store coupons here, to keep them separate from manufacturer coupons.

  • REBATES: This is for any type of rebate I am submitting, mail-in or through Rite Aid’s Single Check Rebates program.

Everything else is calculated for you!  You may interpret each of the above entries a little different than I do, but the key is to keep it consistent.  If you don’t do the same thing every time you make an entry, your results won’t be accurate.

I will reference this each month in my “Our Monthly Grocery Budget” series, including a shared copy of my own spreadsheet each month so you can see a real-life example.

If you don’t track your spending, I highly recommend that you use this tool (or anything else that works for you).  As soon as I started this in January 2010, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief.  All the work is being done for me, I barely have to think about it. :) 

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Mommy January 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

There is a good possibility I may get addicted to this spreadsheet! =0)

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Melody January 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Ha! I have been addicted since the day I started using it!

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