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    Default March 2010 Grocery Challenge

    I didn't see where anyone started this for March so I'll start it. If it has been started I'm sorry in advance.

    I'm in again at same as last month and as signed in my siggy.

    Today the 1st.. Going to Publix tonight again before a sale at Publix ends. Went today and going again tonight. I got $68.30 in grocerys for $11.25. Which was 20 cans Progresso Soup and 20 cans GG veggies. They paid me $2.50 to take the veggies out of the store. Best I've done for awhile.
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    /Goal $200.00 Total $63.25

    Eat Out No More Oct
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    Accomp/26


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    Well last month I did really bad. Halfway through the month I stopped keeping track. But this month I have to do it.

    Goal 320.00
    Emilie

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    oooh! I'm in I'll say $500 for March. I hope to be a lot lower though.

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    I'm in again. Last month I only spent $41.48 for the month. Not that many sales that I really needed so I worked on the pantry/freezer challenge.Also tried a few new recipes with some ingredients in the pantry/freezer.All was good so hope to have same results this month.
    I don't expect the low grocery total but to be well within my $50 a week budget.

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    ok, I'm in........... seriously, we are trying to use up what we have.

    200.00 for the whole month.

    It'll mostly be produce and dairy, I'm sure

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    Went to the store and grabbed some buns, produce and dairy. $17.00.

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    I still need to add up my reciepts for last month, I know I went over.

    For March I'll keep my goal at 200, 250 to allow for good sales.
    Terry

    Oct grocery 137.50/217.00
    Oct coupon 8.00
    YTD grocery 2715.95
    YTD coupon 477.26


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    I know went over last month too. Going to the grocery store when hungry is not a good idea.

    That being said, I'm in for $200 for the month again. I'm hoping I can come in under that.

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    I'm in for $200 again. Last month I stayed under by $12. I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on fruits and veggies, milk, and butter, etc. Spent $75, but I'm good now for a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSan999 View Post
    I didn't see where anyone started this for March so I'll start it. If it has been started I'm sorry in advance.

    I'm in again at same as last month and as signed in my siggy.

    Today the 1st.. Going to Publix tonight again before a sale at Publix ends. Went today and going again tonight. I got $68.30 in grocerys for $11.25. Which was 20 cans Progresso Soup and 20 cans GG veggies. They paid me $2.50 to take the veggies out of the store. Best I've done for awhile.

    Very Cool!!! It's been a long time since I've found a store/deal I can wrangle into paying me to take things off thier hands.


    I haven't added everything from last month yet but I know I stayed under the $400. I think it'll be somewhere in the $330-$350 bracket. I'm going to try for under $350 this month. I've already spent $132 at Sam's. I;ve got lots of meat stashed in the freezer now though.

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    Oh i blew it big time in February but i did find some really good bargains at Big Lots and Xmas tree shop. I will need to check them out at least once a month. This month i am going to say $200.00 i need to restock the pantry stockpile. This will include HBA and groceries.
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    I'm in for the same amount $225 & another $70 for pet supplies. DH has already started March out the end of last week, but mostly adding to stockpile. Spent $29 for 2 28oz Jif pb, 4 Campbell Select soups, 2 32oz frozen veggies, 2 bags of Tostitos, Kraft cheese 16 slices, 8 ct Lance crackers, soy milk, orange juice & 2.5lbs bananas.

    My plan is to avoid adding hba ($20 limit) & stick w/grocery deals to get pantry filled. I'm noticing too many gaps. Plus, I'd like to add a few basics for baking purposes.


    May Groceries $228/275 Pet Supplies $109/130
    Coupons $24.99
    April Groceries $280/275 Pet Supplies $118/130
    Coupons $36.44
    Coupon Saving 2014 $153.91
    2013 $404.44
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    In for $400, February was a horrible month, went waaay over, this month I determined to keep it close.

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    Ok, went back to Publix last night and did it again. This time I got $81.43 in groceries and paid $20.86 but that was including a graduation card $2.99 and a big Cupcake $2.89. I also got 2 jars spaghetti sauce (BOGO)

    The savings at Publix was $60.67 this time.

    So yesterday alone I got $149.73 worth for $32.11
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

    Challenges
    Coupon/Sales Challenge/October
    $103.86

    October/ Grocery
    /Goal $200.00 Total $63.25

    Eat Out No More Oct
    Goal 20
    Accomp/26


    No Spend Challenge
    Goal 10
    Accomp/14

    Change Jar 2014
    $

    Christmas Fund 2014
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    Emergency/Sinking
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    I am in again. I goal this month is $140
    I went over last month by about $60 so need to make it up this month.
    So far I have spent $25.12 so that is pretty much it for the week.
    Debra
    Married to Michael
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    Tanner 21
    Johanna 17

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