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    Default June Grocery Challenge

    Hope it's ok if I start this one.?
    This month I plan to spend no more than $50 a week for groceries. Last month I started out good, but then forgot to keep track...I am hoping to do better tracking this time.
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    I'm going to try to spend no more than $40/week on groceries. My challenge is coffee out with friends, so we'll see.

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    I'm going to try again! I start every month but never remember to keep coming back and record it here.

    400~ people, pets, personal products

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    I'm in for $225 for the month for 2 & $70 for pet supplies. I was over last month & need to get a handle on things. Seems the non food items are eating through my budget. Will be watching those purchases this month (limit of $25).


    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
    2012 $395.16




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    I am in at 80 per week for June. Total of 320.00 total for month.
    I need to do better in tracking this spending!
    Barb
    July 2014 Goals
    Grocery challenge 500.00/0
    Menu planning - 5/1
    Christmas 2014 50/0
    Swim with Dolphin Fund 100/00
    Bedroom carpet and redecorate fund 100/00

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    Sleep - retire no later than 11 in bed as opposed to on chair

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    I am in for $100. just for groceries.Have been doing pretty good but last month i may have went over some i did on gas for car and HBA products.I need keep better track of things this month.

    Spent $16.66 today on grocerys still have $83.34 but also still have lot of food in pantry and freezer i need to use.

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    My budget is $600 for June. I have 4 adults and 1 dog. This is for all items--food, paper, hygiene, cleaning, etc.

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    I did better last month and was able to stay under the $400 for actual groceries because of all the free gift cards when paying for rx transfers. If I add in the cost of the rxs than I went over by $6. Still pretty good considering how I've been doing. I'm going to try again for $400 for the 4 of us.

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    Ok...today was grocery day...Here's what I did. $129.00....SO - I'm going to try not to go to the store again for 2 weeks. I think I might be able to. There was a sell on bacon, (got several packages for freezer), and had to get some meds. That's what caused it to be high...but that's ok...I'll see if I can go two weeks....
    Count your blessings--name them one by one."



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    My goal is $150.00 a month my dh and I plus 2 cats. I'm going to take inventory of stockpile and see what can be done for meal planning with what I have on hand.

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    I'm in too. My grocery goal for June will be $450 - this is for all food, cleaning, Hba and paper products. We are a family of 6 with 2 huge labs. (this also includes dog food)

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    This month i think i am going to do $148 for the month because i want to add to my stockpile. i have already spent $71.00 this includes some items for my stockpile. This is two weeks worth of food will only need bread.
    Steph


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    ~I'm in for $200 this month, just food for our family of four. I spent a bit high last month on special birthday foods for DH and stocking up on meat.
    We just got back from vacation so we haven't spent anything yet. ~

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    Same budget, 200/250 to allow for really good sales. Not off to a good start but have found some REALLY good deals
    Terry

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


    New Recipe 7/24
    Items repurposed
    Twenty wishes 0/20


    as of 10-7

    1. clean/organize linen closet 2. organize/purge medicine cabinet 3. make at least one new recipe a month 0/12 4. learn to make 3 items from scratch 5. tame kitchen freezer 6. read To Kill A Mockingbird 7. watch Gone With The Wind 8. limit on-line game time to 30mins a day 9. write a letter monthly to MIL 10. make AND mail Christmas cards 11. repurpose 3 old items into something new 12. participate in monthly photo hunt 13. make 1 rag quilt 14. use exercise bike 4x wk 15. lose 3lbs a month 16. make work plan for camper 17. learn to back-up camper 18. participate in 1 SOTF get-together 19. complete dental work needed 20. say I Love You to loved ones daily

    Personal challenge, 5 A Day
    put away, throw away, give away
    at least 5 items a day

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    I have a problem...and need suggestions. I am going to need to make some sort of sandwiches and other finger foods for next Saturday for a church function. I don't want to have to buy anything from the store as I am trying to go two weeks before buying groceries.

    I have on hand....pbj...bologna...and not a whole lot more. Some ladies at church are making ham salad sandwiches, and tuna salad sandwiches....would it be ok to make pbj ? Or should I use bologna?

    I can make some tea to take for drinks, but I don't know what else to take....any suggestions?
    Count your blessings--name them one by one."



    My Blessings:
    DH - 43 years
    3 sons
    1 daughter
    3 daughters-in-law
    11 grandchildren

    Furbabies: 5 dogs, 1 cat

    God Has Really Blessed me.

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