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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 09-02-2009, 02:51 PM
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Jean I donít have a set amount either. Last 2 months I seemed to spend a whole lot, taking advantage of some super sales on meat. This month I want to get back on schedule. Iím hoping for $650.00 for 4 adults and 1 12 year old 1 cat and 1 dog. I include paer goods and anything picked up at the grocery.
Samís $137. Needed stuff for the reunion
Aldiís $112.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:09 PM
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I did some cherry picking this week spent $41.17 and saved $57.54.

Budget $200 family 4, 2 dogs
Spent todate $41.17
Coupons used $17.29
Store Savings $39.65
Balance $158.83

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Old 09-05-2009, 02:11 PM
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September budget is $500

Redners $181.74 for 78 items
Saved $7.35 in coupons
Buy 1 get 1 free saved $6.78
Pick 5 saved $14.58
total savings was $28.71

Walmart $23.08
saved $3.32 in coupons

Farmers Market for fruits and vegetables spent $17.00 got bananas, brussel sprouts, broccoli, aspagus and a dozen of sweet corn.

Total spent this month so far $221.82
total saved this month so far $32.03

Left to spend $278.18
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:24 PM
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So far I have spent $57 on just food and $23 on non food items. Still trying to keep this to a minimum this month to make up for spending so much last month. This coming week I need to buy veggies for a veggie tray I am supposed to bring to a party for 40-50 people, not sure how big I should make this thing!
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PS My store needs to QUIT putting Hostess products on sale! I can't resist.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:44 AM
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Jacki, you are doing good.

Total to date for me-298.50
Coupon and store savings-32.67

It sure is adding up fast. Good luck to everyone on lowering your bill.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:28 PM
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Spent some more today, mostly for the veggie tray for the party tomorrow, got a lot of fancy things. Also chicken and bacon were on sale so got those for the freezer. Needed bread and milk as usual, am up to $133 for groceries, will try to skip the store next week. Have lots of stuff stocked up that I bought last month.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:29 PM
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Used $37.54 in coupons this week.

Budget $200 family 4, 2 dogs
Spent todate $105.82
Coupons used $54.83
Store Savings $76.43
Balance $94.18

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Old 09-12-2009, 06:12 PM
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Roberta You budget $200a month? You spent $105.82 Your coupons plus store saving was $133.26 so was your total grocey bill 239.08. That more than your budget wow I wish I could learn to do that.

My buget is $56.72 a week. I spent $4.41 on bread at the Mertia store 1 whole wheat and 2 raisn bread they were $1.00 special. That leaves me with $52.31

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Old 09-12-2009, 07:19 PM
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Tree, my normal monthly budget is $300 but I'm trying to eat up what is in the freezer as it needs to be defrosted and several items have been in there for 4-6 months. October will be $300-350 as I restock during sales.

I take advantage of the online e-coupons that get loaded to your store discount card for extra savings. I shop sales and use manufacture coupons and store discounts. I buy bread, etc. at the discount/thrift bread store monthly and double wrap the bread to freeze.

I run a coupon box at my church so I do have access to extra coupons to the two sets I get from my local paper and the Sunday one.

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:35 AM
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Budget is $500.00

I went yesterday to pick up a few things. I took advantage of the last day for the Seafood Sale at my store. They had 5 for $19.95. So I got 2 lobster tails, tilapia, salmon and shrimp.

Spent $29.51
Saved $11.82 on the Pick 5

Total spent this month so far $251.33
total saved this month so far $43.85

Left to spend $248.67
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