Well, I made it through week 1 of my Pantry Challenge.
I was trying really hard to only go to the grocery store once, but I ended up going twice (I had to grab milk). I managed to come in under my personal $60 a week (or less) challenge.
Week one's total came to $52.39, leaving me with $7.61 in Pantry Challenge budget.
I bought everything on my list for the week and added pasta and bread to my stockpile.
| This bread was $1.39 each and I used $1.50/2 coupon, making them .64 cents each.|
I price matched it to the Real Canadian Superstores.
Also, hidden somewhere in the first picture was a box of SMART pasta that was priced at $1.00 and I had .75 coupon making it .25 cents (I price matched it to No Frills).
I went to two different stores.
I bought the milk and eggs at Shoppers Drug mart cause it's the least expensive.
(plus I get Optimum points for shopping there)
I bought the remainder of the groceries at No Frills and I price matched several of the products to get the best advertised price. (I carry the flyers with me to show the cashier, that another store has lower price)
In total I used $4.25 worth of coupons, plus 2 Free product coupons, plus $1.00 store coupon and $2.13 of superbucks (from Loblaws gas station).
Not bad. My coupon amount is usually higher than that, but I didn't really see many deals that appealed to me. I probably will have to grab another bag of milk before the week is out (my kids loooove milk, and I am ok with that). I didn't have to buy any meats this week cause my freezer is full.
So how did you do?