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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 03-04-2009, 11:41 AM
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March Goal will be $500.00

I will do a big shopping this weekend.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:40 PM
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March Goal-600.00
Spent to date-101.14
Left to spend-498.86
Store savings and coupons-2.93 This should of had 40 cents more on it but I noticed as I was looking over the receipts the cashier didn't take my coupon off. I wished I had of noticed it in the store. Good luck on your grocery budget for March everyone.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:17 AM
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Our grocery budget is roughly $500.00 a month. We spend about $100. - $200 around the 15th of each month on bulk items (Dry, Staples, frozen, meats, and pet food/treats/ meds), and then another $200 every two weeks for frozen meals, produce, dairy, fruits, beauty, and prescriptions.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:38 PM
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Will keep the budget at $350 for March spent $71.27 this week used $26.07 in coupons.

Budget $350
Spent to date $71.27
Coupons used $26.07
Store Savings $28.34
Balance $278.73

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:56 AM
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I'm in. I do grocery shopping once a week. We're a family of 4. Two teenagers in the house. My budget includes everything. Pet food, health & beauty items, cleaning products. Whatever is leftover I put away in our emergency fund.
This week I spent it all because I needed both cat food & dog food & those alone are pretty pricey. I normally try to rotate buying stuff like that so it won't cost so much but I didn't realize our 2 outdoor cats were about out of food in the barn. My budget is $125.00 per week which would be $500.00 per month.
I shop at Aldis & Food-4-Less before I go anywhere else & I use coupons. We also have a Big Lots close that I like to go to that have awesome close out buys on everything from furniture to food, clothing, beauty items. Great place to go to.
I'll break it down next week better. I've already threw away all my receipts :-(
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:03 PM
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March Goal will be $500.00

Redners $199.92 spent for 100 items
Coupons $12.15

Left to spend $300.08
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:50 PM
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Spent $95.08 and saved $60.33 with coupons

Budget $350 family of 4, 2 dogs
Spent to date $166.35
Coupons used $86.40
Store Savings $79.74
Balance $183.65

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:55 AM
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I spent $62.88
Left to spend $58.93
Coupons used $3.69
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:33 AM
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$400 is the goal. Includes pet food for 4 cats and a bird and kitty litter for 4 cats, all paper products, laundry & kitchen supplies, toiletries,
cleaning supplies.

Yesterday on the first shopping trip this month spent
WalMart $153
Pick n Save $25
Total $178
Left $222
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:35 AM
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I stayed within my budget last week. I had $36 leftover. So I did good :-)
I did my grocery shopping last night after work. So here it is broke down so far.
Aldi: $23.23
Wal-Mart: $33.83
Left to spend: $67.94
I still have to get a book of stamps which comes out of my grocery budget & I got my uniform out of the cleaners last week for work which was only $5.50 so I should be alright.
Have a good weekend everyone.
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