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    We were using about $200.00 a week for groceries ( incluing paper and hb etc )
    52 weeks a year added up to $10,400.00
    I want to get it to half that much next year ( my big 2008 goal )
    Boy will I become Mrs Scrooge.......

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    YOu can do it! I did. I used to spend 150 to 200 a week, Last year I decided to try things a new way and now I am at 50 to 100 a week. That includes paper and HBA.

    Go for it!

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    Do you have a CVS, Walgreens, and a Riteaid nearby? I have been saving a ton on HBA just by shopping those stores. It's been months since I paid full price for a tube of toothpaste. Combined with coupons and the FAR deals these stores have been paying ME to take it out of the store. I have about 15 tubes of toothpaste in my stockpile I've gotten this way. I find out about these deals on a free coupon board I visit.

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    When you write it that way it sure does seem like alot!

    I think I will aim for a total number of $2500 a year. That is $48 a week. Or $195 a month.

    Also eating out is a big thing for me! So I am challanging myself to $1000 a year on that. That is $19 a week. Or $75 a month.

    Great challange. Hope I remember to keep track..maybe will write on my calander. Hope I can do it in 2008!

    Good luck all!

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    Have all three of the stores Kaykwilts.
    I have so far gotten only one good deal at Walgreens but I don't go there much.
    Riteaid amybe once a year and then they always seem to get things messed up.
    I do CVS a lot.

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    I should save alot on groceries this year since my kids and I are enjoying making homemade meals compared to expensive convenient foods

    A big money saver is that we switched to buying frozen concentrated juice compared to bottled juice

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    You can do it, it is amazing how much you can save when you follow all of the "ladies" advice!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow when you put it in the yearly perspective it really makes you think twice... gosh I spend $75 a month but I surely am a thrifty shopper. I know you can do it, after a while it will be super easy!

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    wow - the yearly total is a real shocker!

    good luck! you can do it!!


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    That and I figure we eat out to the tune of $50 to $100.00 a month.
    Thats going to be cut to no more than $35.00 to $50 and will be budgeted in for the month. ( closer to $35. than $50.)

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    Good Luck! I bet you will surprise yourself with how much you can save this new year!

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    WOw! I've never thought of it that way. Good luck, you can do it!

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    Whoa!! That added up to a BIG number!!!! I wasn't expecting that!!

    That is an excellent goal!! You're gonna do great!! I can't wait to hear all the ways you SAVE!!!!
    Kace - Always pinchin' pennies!

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