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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 06-28-2007, 12:05 PM
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I really lucked out as we didnot buy dog food this month.We have also been eating out of the freezer and pantry a lot. I am trying to use up all the old stuff so the real test will be in a month or 2 and I am replenishing. I liked haveing the Challenge as it kept me really paying attention to what I spend. So I hope we do it again in July
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:00 PM
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Barb, you don't buy lunch meat during the summer? What do your kids like to eat for lunch?

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Old 06-29-2007, 01:59 AM
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My kids only eat lunch-meat sandwiches at school, it seems! LOL! For lunch in the summer they eat muffin pizza, frozen (Ellio's) pizza, boxed mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, ramen noodles, bagel & cream cheese or tuna sandwiches. They also know that they have their choice of whatever leftovers are in the fridge. I have offered each week to get them turkey or something for sandwiches and they always say "no, thanks."
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:19 AM
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We generally eat leftovers at home for lunch as well and the kids will get the occational treat of "spagettios" bought on sale with coupons of course!

July I should spend less as the cupboards are full and the freeze is stocked up.

I will be donating 8 cans of the Van de Camps baked beans that I was able to get for $.13 each after sale & coupons. And the free French's mustard as we have 2 in the cupboard all ready.

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Old 06-29-2007, 04:57 AM
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Will there be a new thread for July?
I lost count in June, but I will try again for July!
It was helpful being constantly aware of spending, so I guess it helped a bit. We have eaten well thsi week as we have used up fruit and veggoie that was getting towards the end of it's life. I tried to use it before I had to throw it out. This means I do have at least one meal of soup in the freezer, although we did have t/a for tea Friday.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:04 AM
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Like Meg..I hope this thread continues in July..even if you can't stick to your goal for one reason or another ..it makes you aware of every penny you do spend..in some cases we may not be putting enough into the fund or maybe too much..and on here you see it clearly and can adjust in the next month..
so..thanks for the thread and making us aware....
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:41 AM
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Well said, Margaret. I agree completely.

I've made a major transition in my life recently, so I really didn't have a handle on what I'd be spending as I went from buying for just me to buying for me and DH and our college-age DS. I would just go to the store every couple of days and buy what I "thought" we needed.

This thread reminded me to keep track of what I was spending, and I was surprised at how much I spent. I'll be trying again in July and see how that goes.

Barb, that's really interesting about your kids' lunches. I can see they'd probably enjoy a change from cold sandwiches, and when they're home for the summer, they have lots of yummy options.

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:06 AM
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I think it would be great to continue this into July!
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:09 AM
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I opened up a new thread for July 2007 Grocery Challenge.

I put this in the Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping area since we may get more interest in there!
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:39 AM
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Goal $300 for food, cleaning & paper supplies, dog food.

spent $8.81 at Aldi's when at the dentist today
Total spent $300.67
Store savings $113.22
Coupons used $83.09
Balance $(0.67) ugg knew I should have said no to the snaps, but wait they aren't food so they wouldn't count, would they?


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