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    This will be my first time for this. I'm not sure what a 'realistic' amount for my family will be, so I may blow this on my first month's try. hehehe

    I'm looking at 600.00 for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) and a pet (doggy)

    This is for groceries, including those much needed paper products.

    We have bought new shelves for the pantry area, so I'm hoping to start stockpiling to save money for the future purchases.

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    I'm $40.00 under, but I was on vacation for a week (don't ask about food on that - we had a blast).

    I'll spend that $40.00 today and then start my March budget on Monday.

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    Hello all!!! I am new to the village and I am going to try the grocery challenge. I spent an average of $491.20 for the months of January & February. I am going to try to keep the tab at no more than $300 for March and see what happens. Whatever isn't spent between $300 & $491.20 will go into my my medical fund...since I don't have insurance and we have a bunch of bills coming in for medical for my husband's recent surgery. He's on Medicare & the copays can kill you!!!

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    I'm in for $600 again. Dd on formula still does hurt us. I wish she'd start eating more table food, but alas I cannot force her.

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    I'm in for 200.00. With the kids only here on the weekends, I'm very frugal during the week.

    I like that idea of OAMC but I just don't have the freezer space to hold everything (we live in an apartment).

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    Well, since last month was my first challenge and I had no idea how much we spent on food and h&b (thank goodness for this forum and its wakeup calls!), I'm going to say $450 for our family of 5 and all of pets. I plan on doing some stockpiling especially before prices go up even more.

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    Well, I was unrealistic with my February goal, so I'm going to shoot for $400. This is for four people, several pets, and includes H&B products.

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    $220 that's for food, household items, health products for myself, DD and DBF. Also includes cat and gerbil/hamster items but NOT dog food (DBF handles that)

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    $450 here. That's for 2 adults and 2 kids who eat like adults. I'm not including any of our pets in this but it does count paper goods, HBA's, etc.

    Stephanie

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    I'm in for 165 again. Jan & Feb combined I'm below budget so far. I plan to hit the bread store and scratch & dent store this weekend. Also fruits, veggies & milk. Otherwise, my pantry and freezer are still busting at the seams.

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    I'm increasing my goal to $50. I am hoping for a great deal on ham (Easter). Over Christmas I canned all of my leftover ham in tiny jelly jars for single serving meats. It has worked out great. I have only 3 jars left to use up. I just opened a jar when I made scrambled eggs, or a pot of lentils or beans. I even added a jar to vege soup. It really adds flavor for a tiny bit of meat! I also need to buy the Costco bag of pinto beans. Hopefully, it's still around $13.
    Oh! I just remembered St. Patty's day! Deals on cabbage and corned beef, too! Maybe I'll have to re-figure??

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    This will be my first challenge and I'm going to say $400 for 1 adult and 4 kids. I'll include dog food, but not paper products or toiletries

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    Well, I have always stayed right at my $600 budget for food only. But last month I made myself a private challenge to stay under $400. That was a big fat JOKE!!! I spent $550 - under my normal amount, but way above my private challenge to myself.

    I think I will *try* $500. That is for 4 - 2 adults (one of which is vegetarian), 2 growing and athletic teeneagers - FOOD ONLY.

    Wish me luck!!!

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    I need to join since I've had to revamp the food budget with rising prices. I'm also trying to stock up on staples since they just keep going up. I'll set our budget at $700 for 2 adults, 2 teens and 4 kids. Baby will be eating soon but a few crackers I can afford. The budget is for food, toiletries and OTC meds.

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    Going with $400...

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