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Grocery Challenge Challenge yourself to stay within a monthly budget that you set. Share your progress with others doing the same thing.

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Old 06-05-2007, 10:02 AM
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Count me in on this too! I've just noticed this thread ...but I haven't bought anything as yet in June food wise. My budget will be 200 a month for 2 adults and this will include groceries, household items and toiletries.

I am going to menu plan this month so that I have the right ingredients in the right amounts as I am so fed up with the amount of food I waste.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:02 PM
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Sweet pea, thats great you make so much from scratch. I need to start doing more of that. I'm sure it helps with the food cost.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:43 PM
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I am joining in. We are wasting too much food. I am feeling overwhelmed with this so my first line of defense is make menus for the week, with what I have on hand.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:32 PM
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Yesterday I spent $19.00 at the $$ store but that should last a few months and today I spent $46.00 on blocks of cheese. They were on sale for $10.39 a 5 lb block. I can freeze parts of them for furure use. This week should only have to be milk, fruit and lunchmeat.
June -2-$97.00
June 4-$19.00
June 5-$46.00
That leaves me $438.00 for the month
I'm going to make some menus up right now
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:18 PM
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Just got back from my monthly grocery shop---I buy the bulk of my groceries on 10% off Tuesday. Now I should be set except for milk and a bit of fruit/veggies.

Total budget: 550.00
June 1: 4.79 (4.79)
June 5: 461.44 (466.23)
Left to use: 83.77

Could be cutting it close!
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:52 AM
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June Grocery Challenge

June Grocery Challenge?
I will not go to store until the 9th..When I do go I get where I can make doubles and triples and then freeze what I dont used ...That gives me another meal...Like sauces, which is homemade, noodles, let dry real good and then put in gallon baggies ,then alot more stuff.......
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:24 AM
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Good morning all!!

I am basically by myself with a cat, except for Sundays, when I feed my bf, and the occasional drop-in by my nephew. The other night I fed bf and nephew, the next night I fed nephew and the kid who mows the lawn.

Anyway, I try for somewhere between $150.00 and $200.00 and that includes paper products, health and beauty aids, etc.

6/2 I spent $61.00. That included extras that were on sale and were frozen (10 individually packaged portions of salmon, and a family size package of chicken thighs). This coming week, I will look for just fruit, veggies, milk and bread.

Well ladies, better go for now.

Take care all!! Norma

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:51 AM
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I've just completed my internet grocery shop and it's totalled 103.57. This includes a large box of washing powder and enough meat to last for at least two weeks. Next week I should only need to stock up on milk and eggs.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:14 AM
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prior monthly average was..225.14
spent so far this month........ 44.95
leaves................................180.19 which I hopefully won't spend so that I reduce the monthly average...
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:50 PM
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Goal $300 for food, cleaning & paper supplies, dog food.

Spent $62.63
Store savings $15.74
Coupons used $2.38

Balance $237.37

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