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    Default November Grocery Challenge

    I'm aiming for $200 again this month. And I already spent $41 at Aldi yesterday. DH is going to be away for most of the month so my grocery bill should stay pretty low.

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    My goal is $250.00, although I need to watch for loss leaders to stockpile some more.
    taking one day at a time, trying to get rid of debt!!

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    I am setting mine at $100, last month I only spent $60 so that was awesome but I have my cupboard full or products like spaghetti and sauce, noodles, mac & cheese, tuna fish, etc...

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    I still have quite a stockpile leftover from September, especially with the meats I found on sale in October. I am working on my list of things we will need to get through November. I am going to aim for $300 this month - for basics we could do it for $250 or less, but I want a cushion to stockpile some of the holiday stuff that goes on sale around Thanksgiving.

    This is for a family of six (one an infant on bre@stmilk) and includes diapers (for 3 , pet food and paper products.
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    I'm hoping to stay under $100. It'll be extremely tough since we have 3 adults and 2 children. My dh's bosses wife just gave us 12 HUGE Amish raised chickens so our freezer is full!! I love chicken and since there are soooooooooooo many things you can do with chicken, I don't think we'll have to purchase too much in the line of meat. I also do have a beef roast, pork chops, and ground beef in the freezer.

    The hardest part is that we have really been trying to incorporate a lot more whole foods into our diet. Whole wheat bread and fresh fruits/vegetables are spendy!

    Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it!!!

    Groceries so far: $5.78/$100

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    I'm shooting for $200 again this month. I came in way under last month but both my parents were out of town one week and I was sick for two weeks which really cut down on the amount of food consumed.

    It ought to be a real trick this month though with the change in diet. We'll see how well I do.

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    I am aiming for $200.00 again this month, 2 adults and a sixteen year old boy who eats a lot. LOL Haven't had too much luck keeping track of what is spent here cause my husband picks up a lot of the groceries as he is by the grocery store every day and it is handy for him to run in and grab something we need. This month I am trying a new tactic, I put the $200.00 in an envelope so hopefully that will allow me to keep better track of it.

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    I am in for $200 this month. I went over budget last month. I spent $11.52 at Super Walmart yesterday for fruit and some deli turkey breast.

    I do cook Thanksgiving dinner, for just the three of us, and my mom and step-dad. My mother usually gives me about $20-25 to help with the cost of food for the meal. I try to buy almost all of the ingredients on sale, or use from my stockpile.
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    I'm aiming to keep my groceries at 300 dollars. This is for paper products, etc. However, we give DS a seperate 'baby money' fund in the budget for his clothes, food, and formula. We will not have to buy diapers for a long time since we received about 800 free pampers!
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    Default Trying Again !!!

    This time I am going to aim to be under $200 again. Out of this I spent $29 yesterday at Kroger for milk, bread and some veggies and fruits. About $15 of that I spent was for fruits for DD's Halloween party at her school. I have to really tighten up my "grocery" belt this time. Hope I get it in this fourth month "Grocery Challenge" attempt of mine.
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    I'm setting aside $200.00, and that includes pet supplies for our 3 kitties and teenie puppy. Last month I totally blew it....but Christmas is around the corner so its time to get strict!

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    I'm in for $100.00! I can actually eat for less than that (I spent 83 last month), but I am hosting thanksgiving dinner and need to buy the turkey and salad fixings, and I really should eat more fruits and veggies.

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    OOPS!!! Just posting a quick reply to add that my grocery spent day so far was on October 31st (That was the day of Dd's School Halloween Party) which I am including in my November Budget....

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    I am going to try for $300.00 again this month. I went over by $50 last month, but I found some great deals. I am stocked up on a good bit and as of right now I have enough food to feed all four of us for atleast 20 straight days all 3 meals from home and still have a good supply of basics left.

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    I guess I'll jump in here and join you all this month [and hope I remember to keep track so I can update. *lol*]

    This month I'm gonna try to keep mine under $75.00.

    Now, this is just for 1 person and I do have things on hand but also want to stock up a bit since bad weather is coming.

    Love,

    Jennelle

    P.S. Since this is for November, I'd best add that I spent $2.22 yesterday on groceries.

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