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    Default June '08 Grocery Challenge

    I hope no one minds if I start this thread!

    DH and I just found out we'll be having a baby in January :surprise: so we're really buckling down on the budget EVERYWHERE. Our goal for June's groceries is $225. I know that may sound high for two people to some of you but we buy organic milk and some fruits and veggies. This figure also includes some stockpile items and health/beauty items.

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    Congrats to you!!!!

    My goal for June groceries is: $350

    This is super low compared to what I usually spend, but I'm determined to keep it low!

    This figure includes diapers/dog food/hba

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    Congrats !!

    This is my first time on this I was reading the May Grocery Challenge and wanted to join but felt it was a little late.
    I knew I wanted to join in June though.
    I am going to use out of my stockpile and only will need to buy milk, bread and produce.
    I am going to set aside $100 for the month.

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    Congrats!

    I would love to join - my challenge will be $150 for my husband and I.

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    I was going to post a goal, but since I have no idea what I normally spend, that's a bit tough. I always guess that it's between $400 and $500, including diapers and stuff, but who knows?

    So my goal is to track everything I spend that's not a bill, and not buy anything we don't need. See how low I can get it, then I can tweak it for July's challenge.

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    Congrats!
    I'm in for June. I'll say $300 for the 4 of us. This includes all HBA and pet food. (4 cats & 3 dogs)
    I'd also like to work on my stockpile.

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    Congrats!!

    I'm going to really tighten the belt for June. We have plenty of meat and staples so with a lot of planning.......I'm going to set a goal of $200 for the month and that is for my family of 4 plus 1 dog. That will be for dog food and h&b stuff as well!!

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    I haven't been here in almost 2 months!! NO wonder my budget is so messed up!! I'm hoping that now that our garden is planted, as summer progresses, and things become more in season (produce that is), I'll notice a huge difference in our grocery spending. I need to plan better, and be more organized. We have plenty of meats in the freezer, as well as a wide variety of canned & dry goods in the pantry, so basically all I'll need to buy is fresh produce & dairy, breads, frozen foods, pet foods, & paper products. So, with that being said, I'm going to say $500 for the month of June, because I'd like to hopefully work on our stockpile of TP again. We're down to our last 24 roll pk (I haven't bought TP since last October), so I need to watch for coupons and sales!!

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    I'm doing a super low amount this month. Only 150.00 for the 5 of us. We just got a half a cow, have alot of our pork left over, and just stocked up on a chicken sale. Plus, I bought "half a share" in a local CSA (community sustained agricultre) so each week I get a small box of fresh veggies. That, and my own garden is beginning to show promise. (lettuce and onions already!) Finally, we will be on vacation for a week too. So basically it just milk, bread and pantry staples. (I even barter for eggs from a farm friend)

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    I am going to aim for $200 for our family of 5 plus $50 additional to restock our stockpile(lived off it completely last summer living at my Dad's camp)So $250 a month

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    I'm going to shoot for $320 again this month. I'll just have to be careful with the stockpile building. I think this is a sustainable amount but we'll see how it goes. I attempted the same amount for May and busted as I had really depleted my stockpile.

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    300$ for the month. Now that hubby is home, I am adding in a little more. This will include all HBA, diapers, stockpiling attempts.
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    Well mine is going to be super low this month.
    I am only going with $100 mainly only need produce/diary and will be going to the farmers market. Will only purchase other stuff only if out of it.
    We are going to be eating up the stockpile. Cabinets and freezer are bursting.
    Will not need and hab products this month as I am fully stocked up.
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    I am going to try for $400 for the 4 of us. I hope I can do it!!!!
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    I need some help in this area! DH hates the stuff I buy (actually food you have to cook from SCRATCH) and he will spend almost 200$ a week on groceries! Hot pockets, pizza, COOKIES...COOKIES...COOKIES. I need a way to show him that we can eat better and CHEAPER. Any ideas? I would like to only spend 100$ MAX a week, and start a stockpile. But I am at a loss.

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