By: Canadian Budget Binder
Welcome back to your on-line grocery shopping Game!
I was unsure if we had killed the The Grocery Game Challenge budget in one blow this week and truly, WE DID! We planned our shop at several stores for this week although there was nothing over the top that we would rush out for. For the most part what we needed can wait another week or two.
Here are the Grocery Coupon Match-Ups from Save Big Live Better where you can also find your source for printable grocery coupons as well as Smart Source Printable Coupons.
Last Weeks Shop Left Us $2.09 to add to this weeks shop if needed…. yep we need it!
$82.70-$80.61=$2.09 left to spend this week!
So to start this weeks shop we have the $64.00 weekly grocery budget and the $2.09 for a total of $ 66.09 to spend this week.
I want to touch on the subject of food and the budget as most people seem to forget it’s one of life’s biggest expenses. If you are not budgeting you should and like most will be astounded how much you actually spend each month on grocery items even if you use coupons.
If you are budgeting you know that if you owe any debt to anyone that you are in the red and need to save wherever you can. You are not saving anything when you owe people money. By playing The Grocery Game Challenge we hope to motivate you to stick to your budget and think of the end goal ~Debt Be GONE and Spending Less than you Earn!
You can check out my budgeting series that I have written for all my fans here at Canadian Budget Binder and see how setting goals and a budget will help you along the way to financial freedom. It only means making informed decisions, staying away from credit, and paying down your debt. If you put your mind to it and stop making excuses you can do this. Always seek professional financial advice before starting anything that affects your finances that you are unsure of, I do and so should you.
Ok…on to this weeks shop….. sometimes the reduced sections gets the best of us and we stock up and this week we needed to stock up on meat.
2x Everything Bagels Sale $1.99- $1.00
4x Red Rose Tea 72’s Sale $1.99
2x Primo Pasts Sale $0.99
4x Hellman’s Olive Oil Mayo Sale $2.99
1x Pack of Chicken Thighs reduced $10.31-3.09
1x Pack Family Pork Chops reduced $6.40-$1.92
1x 2pk of Steak reduced $10.31- $3.01
1x Pack of Pork Rib Chops reduced $9.61-$2.88
1x Beef Steak reduced $4.85-$1.46
1x Pack of Pork Chops reduced $6.75-$2.03
1x Beef Steak reduced $4.36-$1.31
Total Oop- $63.45
Coupons Used $19.70 ( these are the discount stickers on the package of reduced meat)
Shoppers Drug Mart
1x Dozen of Eggs Sale $1.99
Total Oop- $1.99
Did we grind the budget this week?
Total for this weeks Grocery Shop $65.44
Total we had to spend $64.00+$2.09 (from last weeks shop)=$66.09
Total Spent $66.09-$65.44= +$0.65 YAY!!!
How well did you shop?
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