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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 10-12-2009, 05:41 PM
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Groceries 76.98
Leaves me $228.02

Oct 12 Order Angel Food Ministry Box $53
New Balance $175.02

The AFM box was an unplanned purchase but will help me for a month in October/November groceries.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:33 AM
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AFM is an amazing group my church is a host site.

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Old 10-13-2009, 11:08 AM
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I checked the AFM website and there are no sites in my area, only an hour away in the city. It does sound like a wonderful program though.

I have spent $126.65 so far this month on groceries and $8.87 on non food items. Still trying to use up older items in my freezer and pantry. Will shop again the 24th or 25th.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:35 PM
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I've been using up what we have on hand and only picking up a few things so far this month.

Budget $200
Spent $34.50
Coupons used $7
Balance $165.50

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Old 10-17-2009, 01:12 PM
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October $500 budget

Renders
Spent $219.14 bought 111 items
Saved with Coupons $14.40
Pick 5 Savings $19.33
Buy 1 Get 1 Free $3.19


Walmart
Spent $71.70 for 20 items
Saved with Coupons $8.00

Total Spent $505.41
Total Saved $64.37

Over Budget by $5.41
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:53 PM
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Someone suggested I visit this post.

I "budget" $300 for 2 adults and 1dd

I am using freezer and pantry items until Nov. 13th check.
May God be with us ! LOL
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:31 AM
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I spent $158.95 yesterday but brought home $310.78 worth of groceries. I used $70.76 in coupons the $81.07 was in store sales and clearance savings.

Budget $200
Spent $198.84
Coupons used $84.76
Balance $1.16

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Old 10-27-2009, 09:37 AM
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Grocery 10-16-09
Balance remain on Goal for Month $175.02
Spent $64.54
Left 110.48

Grocery for 10-23-09
Spent $51.73 (stocked up on dry & paper goods)
Left $58.75

The Angel food ministry box has helped me out, especially since there are 5 Fridays in October. We have eaten better and I have been able to put a lot of things back into my pantry as stables again. If you have this available to you, try it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:06 AM
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With Thanksgiving coming and stocking up some for the winter I'm going to put my budget at $300 for my family of 4 with 2 dogs which includes all paper & cleaning products.

I added up my purchases from the past 10 months, thanks to this forum, and found that I've averaged $256 a month this year.

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Old 11-02-2009, 12:14 PM
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Roberta you amaze me, you do such a wonderful job. I'm starting fresh again, I think I will just keep track for a while. I'm trying to do a big shop then just quick fill ins. Time will tell
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