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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 01-08-2009, 05:29 AM
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I went to Walgreens yesterday and cherry-picked. I spent $17.54 and got 2 cans of Progresso soup, 3 jars of peanut butter, 1 jar of jelly, 3 cans of Ajax cleanser, tampons, tissues, aluminum foil and 4 rolls of toilet paper. Total savings: $16.49!

Goal: $600
Spent: $163
Balance: $437

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:18 AM
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Yesterday I did a big grocery run. I spent our of pocket $148.81 and saved $85.04 in store sales & coupons. I had a LOT of groceries to bring home.

Spent at Wegmans: 21.25
at CVS: 15.99
at ShopRite: 148.81

Remaining in the budget: 518.95
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:59 AM
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There are 2 of us and 4 cats.
Paper products, pet food, non-food items, health and beauty are in the budget.
We spend $400 a month. Don't really know how I can get that any lower.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:42 PM
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Shopped at Kmart & Krogers this week and spent $62.58, saved $45.30.

Total Budget $350
Spent $232.60
Coupons used $108.97
Store Sales $86.77
Budget balance $117.40

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Old 01-10-2009, 01:13 PM
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January Goal will be $600.

Walmart $34.91
coupons savings $.40

Redners $167.71 (78 items)
Coupon savings $6.85
Pick 5 savings $11.05

Total spent this week $202.62
Total savings this week $18.30


Left to spend $397.38
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:12 PM
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Had a sale at Walgreens on vitamins and fish oil which dh has to take on drs. orders. Buy 1, get 1 free. Saved $47.50
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:23 PM
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Thanks RobertaD for the starter suggestions....Gee I think I cook the same meals over and over again. I need to add some diversity! lol
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:36 PM
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Went to Meijers & Kroger this week spent $49.17 saved $61.07.

Total Budget $350
Spent $281.77
Coupons used $139.01
Store Sales $118.60
Budget balance $68.23

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Old 01-15-2009, 03:09 PM
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Great savings on the fish oil and vitamins Sharon.

Roberta, you are the coupon/savings queen.

Goal-400.00
Spent so far-358.57
Left to spend-41.43
Store savings and coupons-64.77

I don't think I will even come close since its only the 15th.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:16 PM
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Thank you Jean there are many that do as well or better than I do. I do watch the sales Kroger, Meijer, CVS, Walgreen to see if anyone has anything I need dirt cheap then I'll match up coupons to the sale.

I did get 6 boxes of Kelloggs cereal and 2 gallon of milk for $11.52 after sale & coupons.

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