January was a rough month for the coupon/out of pocket percentage.
TOTAL GROCERY BILL: $498.69
TOTAL SAVED: $166.71
TOTAL OUT OF POCKET: $331.98
PERCENT SAVED: 34%
This includes $25 that I spent purchasing newspapers.
$185 of that was spent at Sam's and GFS (which don't accept coupons). So if you subtract those 2 stores from my above total it brings my percentage saved up to 59%
Also, TN has a 9.5% sales tax rate which is included in the above totals so even if I have coupons making an item free, I still have to pay the high tax rate.