Here is how I did in August. Our budget is $200 a month so when the end of the month was coming up and I had $30 left to spend, I went to do some shopping and could only get myself to spend about $10. I guess that helps make up for last month!
Shelf Cost: $904.64
Manufacturer Coupons: $388.72
Store Coupons/ RRs/ ECBs: $356.89
Mail-In Rebates: $13.31
Tax Paid: $34.20
I paid $145.72 after rebates plus $34.20 tax for a total of $179.92. ($21.08 under :)
Overall, this is a savings of 84% not including the tax! I am glad to see this percentage back up in the 80s as it was on 73% last month!