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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 08-18-2007, 01:03 PM
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Kids are doing World Vision 40 hr famine, so extra juice and barley sugar $9-00, plus milk and bread $4-90, and pizza for tea Friday $5-90. Total so far $361-74.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:47 AM
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Today: topped up with some meat and groceries $40-06, so $401-80. Leaves $98-20 to stay under $500-, so it could work out.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:22 PM
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update....

total.... 244.15 to start with
groceries...<58.46
g..eo...<23.18
cp..<2.53
pp..<

bal...159.98 for the month....
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:50 PM
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I THINK I am already over and the month has another week!

8/2 $28.15
8/6 $35.66
8/7 $22.40
8/13 $20.03
8/15 $13.16
8/17 $17.24
8/17 $4.91
8/12 $6.30
8/11 $6.87
8/7 $178.37
8/17 $8.99
8/7 $16.82
8/17 $111.00

$469.90, well maybe I'll make it after all! $700 - 469.90 = $230.10.

Although this didn't include much of the dorm shopping but then that stuff wasn't exactly food related.

Panj-that's why I finally joined in here, isn't it called the Hawthorne effect when undertaking something new that the desired result is seen right away? Now for the long haul, can I do this month after month????
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:43 PM
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Food city-21.96
Walmart-119.55
Total to date-489.82
Goal-500.00
Left to spend-10.18

May not make it. Probably will go over 500.00 but I will stay as close to it as I can. On my walmart total for today about 30.00 dollars of it was for dh a watch.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:28 PM
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had to run out for stuff to pack for tomorrow to take to the nuclear stress test..(have to eat fatty foods l/2 way through it..)

so update is


total.... 244.15 to start with
groceries...<73.43

g..eo...<23.18
cp..<2.53
pp..<

bal...145.01....for the month....
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:25 PM
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Went to the grocery store for some things we need and some good buys (I feel like I'm repeating myself . . .)

Goal for the month: under $550.00
Previous balance spent to date: $388.31
8/21/07 Weis $55.28
New remaining balance: $333.03


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Old 08-22-2007, 02:28 AM
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I haven't even added it up and I know I'm over the top this time! But with us going on vacation and having people visit while we're there, I had to buy extra stuff--not to mention what will be bought while we're gone. Sigh....so much for the budget.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:37 AM
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$78-06 on some specials at Aldi that will last for next month, plus meat for tea and bulk dishwasher powder. Takes the month to $479-86 and only 7 days to go. Oh no, just remembered fruit and veg from thew co-op last night $30-00, so I have blown the month by $9-86 already, but at least $20-00 of that will last well into next month!
I am pretty happy if I stay under $30-00 for the next week, I won't be far past my goal and this is the first month for ages I will even be close.
It is helpful just keeping track here, makes you think twice before spending.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:38 AM
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A quick stop at Jewel to pick up a few things is really $46.46 later. My dgd loves their french bread for lunch sandwiches so that's why I go there at all. O well I have my food coop and an Aldis trip yet this month so it will be close as I am up to $348.51 already.
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