I have been keeping track of my grocery bills each month and this is the first month I have gone over my budget, by $22!  No excuses!  I know I have not been working as hard on matching coupons with great deals and it shows.  I just wanted to tell you so you know it happens to us all.  Here is my breakdown:

Total Shelf Cost:

 $ 740.80

Monthly Budget:  $480.00  
Total Coupon Savings:

 $   52.67

 $ (22.54)  
Total Savings:

 $ 238.26

Amount Paid (after rebates):

 $ 502.54

Rebates Owed:  $                  -    
Savings Rate:   32.16%     Amount Paid (exc. Rebates)  $  502.54