As the Eat from the Pantry Challenge winds down, here is how I did at the stores. My goal was not to stop shopping entirely but to use up a lot of what I had and only buy produce, the occasional meat, and stock up on good sales coupled with coupons.
Total Shelf Cost: $348.39
Monthly Budget: $200.00
Total Coupon Savings: $87.12 Variance: $9.31
Total Discounts: $78.24
Total Savings: $165.36
Amount Paid (after rebates): $190.69
Savings Rate: 47.46% Amount Paid (exc. Rebates) $190.69
So, I am in UNDER budget; for that I am REALLY excited!