Final Numbers for February – Saved $875.08

We did so well with the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge in January that we’ve extended it into February, and now will be extending it into March!  We still have so much stuff in the freezer due to our last couple of chicken and beef Zaycon Foods deliveries that we could probably make it all the way through April without  making any more big meat purchases.  Since the freezer is still pretty stocked it wasn’t too difficult to come in below our new monthly budget of $300! For the month of February we spent $259.65 to buy $1,134.71 worth of groceries, toiletries, and cleaning supplies, or a savings of 78% off! That equates to an average of $1.30 per person per day for the month for our family of seven!


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Bay Area Mommy and Swagbucks has teamed up with 60 wonderful bloggers to give you a chance to win the following prizes!

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Final Numbers for February – Saved $686.26

Since we extended January’s Clean Out Your Cupboard Challenge as far as we could into February we were able to finish out the month way under our $375 budget.  I’m sure that March will be a much different story because the freezer and cupboards are pretty bare now and we’ll be needing to plan another freezer cooking day pretty soon!  We spent $204.78 in February to purchase $891.04 worth of groceries, toiletries and household goods, for a savings of $686.26 or 77% off.


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