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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 12-02-2009, 05:08 PM
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I decided not to total this month as I am buying for dd#3ís household also. Iím trying to make sure she does not have to use the food bank, to save it for others. God has been good to me so Iím trying to give back. I am also buying personal and cleaning products for others
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:37 PM
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I'm going to go with $300 plus the $79 that I didn't spend in Nov to cover Christmas and New Years. Shopped today and spent $134.98

Budget $379
Spent $179.55
Coupons $36.90
Sales $75.99
balance $199.45

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:06 PM
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Wow, I am out of control on what I actually spend on groceries. I used to take cash for the month and that helped, but haven't done that in quite awhile. I have been buying for others quite a lot lately also so it might be scary to actually have a total of what I've spent. Going to have to watch you all here for a while and then see what I can do about mine!
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:51 AM
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Well I think I am doing a little better this month, of course had quite a bit of stuff stockpiled and trying to use that. So far I've spent $51.57 on groceries, this is just fill ins (bread, milk, fresh fruit and veggies) and only $2.16 on non food (2 bags cough drops). We have eaten out twice for a total of $42.25 in that category. We do our 4 week shopping a week from tomorrow and I don't think I need a thing until then. Lots of other expenses this month which is helping me keep my grocery shopping under control.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:36 PM
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I did some cherry picking this week spent $5.27. January will be low as the freezer is almost full and we were gifted for an AFM menu box.

Budget $379
Spent $209.81
Coupons $45.34
Sales $94.00
balance $169.19

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Old 12-13-2009, 12:48 PM
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I keep reading your posts and am thinking how good you all do! I used to do good when we had a house full, but have just let it slide since we moved and only have the one small town grocery that has high prices. Not as easy to shop now and I have to pick up when I get near bigger groceries. Going to continue to watch, listen, and relearn till the new year and see what I can do about mine then!
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:00 AM
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Stopped at Kroger's this week and got some good deals on Bacon and Turkey breast. Spent $89.12 and saved $56.48.

Budget $379
Spent $298.93
Coupons $67.44
Sales $132.38
balance $80.07

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Old 12-20-2009, 01:06 PM
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Stopped at Meijer's last night and picked up some Saturday only deals.

Budget $379
Spent $310.32
Coupons $72.44
Sales $139.44
balance $68.68

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:13 PM
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Picked up a few things that we were running short of and a family pack of clearance steaks for $14.46.

Budget $379
Spent $324.78
Coupons $73.69
Sales $144.02
balance $54.22

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Old 12-30-2009, 06:47 PM
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DH went with me to the grocery today so we ended up buying a few things that weren't on me list. Spent $87.88 saved $35.70

Budget $379
Spent $401.39
Coupons $86.09
Sales $169.52
balance ($22.39)

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