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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 06-20-2008, 05:29 PM
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Here in Mississippi we pay 7% sales tax on everything and in TN it is 8.25%. and that is on everything also. Around school time the state of TN has a weekend where clothes, school supplies ane computer type equipment for school is exempt from sales tax. No such luck in MS. I have to tally up my spending. Went to the commissary Wend. Spent $217. Will tally up this weekend. When I shop at the commissary it is usually for 2 weeks.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:49 AM
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Spent $40 over the past 10 days and saved $14.21 in coupons and sales.

Budget $300
Spent to date $189.50
Coupons used $49.68
Store Savings $65.02
Budget left $110.50

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Old 06-24-2008, 01:17 PM
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I spent for the month of June, as of today
$571.92
I saved $28.22 between coupons and bonus store savings. I have $29.08 left to spend for the month to keep within my $600.00 Goal.
I think keeping a tab on what I spent this month kept my budget in line. I have everything I need for the month except eggs and milk....Thanks Gals for the help.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:54 AM
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Hello Ladies,

I applaud all of you who are staying at or under your budgeted amount, I went over this month. I was so sure with all the stuff I had stocked up that I could get by with $250.00 or less. I certainly could have done it but my weakness is those store sales, I always think they are so good that I have to have them, sigh. I am at $286.59, not horrible but still over my goal. I usually budget $350.00-$400.00 for the month so at least I will be under that but I definitely love to grocery shop!
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:32 PM
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Jonnysgirl. You arn't doing bad, I have to confess I am a food shopper too, I love sales, I go broke saving money!
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:02 AM
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Goal $600.00
Spent so far $427.25
Total left to spend $172.75

spent $112.78 at walmart last Friday
spent $7.84 at redners last night

I need to go to the store tonight and get a few things for the house and also for camping this weekend. Hopefully I can stay under what I have left to spend. I will not go over my goal. We will see. I am cutting it very close.
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I also have a weakness for the store sales.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:55 AM
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Well in a way we are still saving in the long run when we stock up on the store sales.

Total so far-426.22
Store and coupon savings-72.50
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I could go broke saving money!!!
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:54 PM
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I went to Krogers today and spent $86.12 and saved $101.84. $38.59 in coupons and $63.25 in store sales.

Budget $300
Spent to date $275.62
Coupons used $89.27
Store Savings $128.27
Budget left $24.38

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