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    Exclamation March grocery challenge

    I've been so sporatic in keeping track of Feb. grocery amounts. I need to get this under control.

    For March I'm setting my goal at $250.00. This is for 2 adults and 3 teens. Does not include pet supplies.

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    Setting mine at $245 again, but I may have to be flexible on that a bit during the month. We go on vacation and the relatives we're visiting don't eat the same kinds of things we do so we'll be buying food while there. They have 3% sales tax on food and we have no sales tax, plus I don't know what kinds of prices we'll find there.

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    I'll try for $300 again. This is really hard but I've got to keep trying. Plus we'll be having guests for 2 weeks this month. Maybe I can find inexpensive hams and turkeys to feed them. I'll be on the hunt this month.

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    Hmmm... I'm thinking that two grocery orders at $90 each will suffice, but I don't count milk, as that's something my DH needs specifically. That is for DH and myself, and includes our cat's food and litter. Let's see how it goes -- I need a better system!

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    Okay, I want to be in. I realize there is no excuse, but February was a ridiculous month with regards to eating out and overspending on groceries. Not only do I have play practice until 5 each day, so I run in the door and try to throw something together, which about once a week turns into "Rob, pick something up on your way home for us", but we also had two birthday parties to buy for, which we did frugally, but it's still more than a usual month.

    So, that being said, I'm going for $250. Two adults, two kids, including baby food.
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    We have 5 weeks in March, so I'm setting my goal for $500.

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    I really need to start working on this part of my budget. I'll set my goal at $350. I know I'm spending over $450 a month so this will definitely be a challenge for me.

    I do all my baking from scratch and most of our suppers, but I think I must be buying expensive ingredients. We drink organic milk and I buy low fat cheeses. These two things alone are around $45 each month.

    This will be for 2 adults and one teen.

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    I'm going to try this again. At the beginning of last month I was doing good. Don't know how much I spent on grocery's will have to go and look in my check book. My sister's boyfriend passed away and lost count after he was put in the hospital and with the funeral. I will shoot for $150.

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    I went so way over for February. I haven't totalled up my reciepts yet, but I know I did!! lol

    I'm going to keep it at $300 though as we need to come up with money to replace our roof and the plywood underneath it & get rid of a growing mold problem we seem to have!

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    OK, I keep meaning to do this and then forgetting to keep track of my receipts. I'm going to set my goal at $350 for food, pet supplies, and all health, beauty, and diapers. That's two adults, one toddler, 3 cats, and 10 fish. We're actually planning to get more fish this week, but since they don't really eat too much I guess I won't have to change the budget or anything... LOL!

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    I will set mine at 280 for this month thats just me, dh and baby food.

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    This will be my first time at this, so I'm going to say $350 for DH & I and 2 kids and one big dog!


    But! We're trying to decide whether or not to order a side of beef from a local farmer--it's a great price, but making room for close to 300 pounds of beef might be a bit of a challenge!

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    I went just a shade over my budget for February, but I figured I would as I am now mostly buying bread and yogourt instead of making it. Also fresh produce prices are really high right now.

    So I will set for $650 for March since it is a longer month.

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    Well, I tallied up my February grocery reciepts and I spent $414.22!!!

    I need to bring it down!! lol

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    Okay, let's try this again (this is the THIRD time I've typed up this post!).

    I went to the grocery store, and when I brought home my groceries, I packed my pantry solid full! I will not be going grocery shopping anymore this month! I have pastas, soups, sauces, baking supplies, cereals, juices, meats, cheese, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and all the other things I could possibly need.

    I only intend to buy milk, eggs or margarine but as it stands now, if I don't have it or can't make it, I will not be buying it!

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