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    Default August Grocery Challenge

    Did not see an August tread yet.

    I am in for $120 for the month.
    This is for 3 adults and 1 teen.
    I am trying to eat through my stockpile and make room for new stuff.
    I have kept track of all of my spending since April 1 and have averaged $35-$40 a week. So I am lowering it a bit since school starts this month there won't be as much snacking going on.
    The garden is giving lots of fresh veggies so that is helping lots in the produce department.
    Hoping I can stick to the budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic Gal View Post
    Did not see an August tread yet.

    I am in for $120 for the month.
    This is for 3 adults and 1 teen.
    I am trying to eat through my stockpile and make room for new stuff.
    I have kept track of all of my spending since April 1 and have averaged $35-$40 a week. So I am lowering it a bit since school starts this month there won't be as much snacking going on.
    The garden is giving lots of fresh veggies so that is helping lots in the produce department.
    Hoping I can stick to the budget.
    WOW $120 for the MONTH!!

    I bet I COULD do it cause of what I have in the house. Hmmm...that would be only $30 per week at the grocery store

    Hmm......let me up my anti a bit.


    I will try for ONLY $60 for each week. That will be $30-50 less per week (varies due to sales)

    There best not be any major sales that I would want to stock up on this month...HA HA HA



    And upping the anti for myself.....for every dollar I spend under $100 per week (hopefully my $60) I will put that money in a special envelope. That could be $120 to $200 for the month. Not sure what I will do with the cash, maybe use it for the next months groceries????

    hey staying ahead of the grocery game.....might work....will see

    thanks for the boost. I got something to challenge myself with next month!!
    Last edited by Karen1; 07-30-2009 at 06:20 PM.

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    Feeling really extravagant here but $800 for 9 people. This includes HBA and pet food.

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    I will try this but have to go through last months slips first before I set amount. I am going high the first month....then we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic Gal View Post
    Did not see an August tread yet.

    I am in for $120 for the month.
    This is for 3 adults and 1 teen.
    I am trying to eat through my stockpile and make room for new stuff.
    I have kept track of all of my spending since April 1 and have averaged $35-$40 a week. So I am lowering it a bit since school starts this month there won't be as much snacking going on.
    The garden is giving lots of fresh veggies so that is helping lots in the produce department.
    Hoping I can stick to the budget.
    I am almost in the same exact place. Too much stockpile, fresh food from the garden, aiming for 200.00 hoping for less.

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    I'm in but not sure on my $ amount yet.

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    I'm going to have to be in this month but need to think on the amount.

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    I'm in this month too! I'm going to try really hard to stay around $300 for the month. That is for my family of 4, the dog and cat and all h&b stuff too!

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    I'm sticking with my $300 a month for 2 adults. This includes food, H&B, cleaning supplies, and stockpiling.

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    I'm in for $400 for a family of 4. We've been way over that over the last 2-3 months. We have a descent pantry now and fairly good freezer. What we need to do is stay the heck out of the restaurants.

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    Count me in. 2 adults and 1 infant. Grocery, H&B plus diapers and formula.

    $200 for the month...

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    OK $300 for the month (four adults) with a fair amount of stockpile to use up (house is on the market, and I've been thinking lately about how badly it would suck to have to move all this stuff!!)

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    I'm in again for the same amount $250-groceries, HBA, pet food, for 2 adults, 2 dogs, 1 cat & 39 chickens. Between garden, chickens free ranging, dog food stockpile, and free bag of cat food for a survey test, I think I'll be able to stockpile some manager special meats too.

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    Im in for $200 food only. thats 2 adults 2 kids (one under 2.

    im not counting hba and diapers in cause my son is on a new eczema regimen and i dont know the exact cost but i have reduced my usual food goal by $40, plus we have some new bills and we just refi'd our house i want to keep things tight this month til we know whats what

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    I am in for $400. That's 4 adults, 2 cats, 1 dog, 5 ducks and all HBA products.




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