Welcome to The Grocery Game Challenge August Edition Week 1. I’ve noticed several new players and am thrilled to see others wanting to get that grocery budget in check. How much should your grocery budget be? Well that’s up to you and how you have designed your budget. You can follow my budgeting series to help you get started and then download a free basic budget sheet.
I really hope to attract players from all over the world. Please don’t think this is just for Canadians. “Money is money, Debt is debt, Saving is saving” so I encourage you wherever you live to join in the fun and Save!
This Grocery Game Challenge for August 2012 will be challenging for us especially as there are 5 weeks of shopping. We do one no-shop per month but with the extra mouths to feed in our house we may end up over budget. I know I’m optimistic thinking I can feed a hungry group of 4 on $190.00 a month but never say never.
So if anyone has any of those great $5 meals or any frugal meals please feel free to post them below in the comment section of The Grocery Game Challenge or any links to some easy frugal meals.
This week we call The Grocery Game Challenge “Homemade” as I am challenging all of you to try to make something from scratch. Whether it be a meal or a sweet treat to satisfy your tastes buds give it a try. Getting back to basics was the theme of this challenge when we started this monthly game.
So far we have made some strides in what we call Mr. CBB’s kitchen as it seems I’m wearing the apron most of the time. We have tried our hand at Mr.CBB’s Kalamata Olive Bread with oregano, Mr.CBB’s Fudgy Brownies, Canadian Maple Potato Cakes and recently mayonnaise. There are a few other recipes we have dabbled with so I hope you get a chance to try them out for yourself.
Share your Weekly Grocery Shop in the comment section for an entry into our monthly Contest as well to track your grocery spending and spend less! Here are the Grocery Game Rules.
Our Grocery Budget for the Month of August is $190 and will feed 4 people (ok I’m still being optimistic)
On to the WINNER of JULY!!!
July Grocery Game WINNER- Stephanie For this Shop in
Summer Yum July 9-15,2012 where she shopped and was under budget by just over $19. Way to go Stephanie and congratulations from all the players and myself of course. Please email me your address to claim your prize!
Weekly Budget- $100 for 2 Adults
Real Canadian Superstore
Quaker Crispy Minis sale $0.97 ea wub 4 (coupon $1 wub 4)=2.88 or .72 each!!
Activia Yogurt 12 pack $6.97(- $1.00 coupon)
Black Diamond 500g Cheese SALE $7.00(had a 0.75 coupon but forgot at home!!)
Campbell’s Chunky Soup $2.57 (ouch full price)
Hellman’s Mayonnaise SALE $3.49
Int’l Delight Cream SALE $1.98
Kettle Chips SALE $2.49
Mr. Noodle Soup Cups 4 for $4.76
NONAME Margarine SALE $ 1.28
NONAME Black Olives $1.28
NONAME re-usable cloths $2.48
Old El Paso Taco kit SALE $3.47
Pepsi 12 pack Sale $3.50 x2 (-$1.00 wub 2 coupon) +deposit
Resolve Spray SALE $1.97 (-$2.00 coupon)=FREE
Salt water taffy (splurge!) $1.57
Value pack Turkey Breast 300g $5.00
Old Mill Bread $1.97
Ground Beef $4.91
Fast Fry steaks (good for 2 meals) $3.13
Blueberries pint SALE $1.87
Mandarins SALE $1.35
Romaine Lettuce SALE $0.97
Strawberries 2lb SALE $2.96
Axe Shower Gel x2 SALE $2.99(- 2x $2.00 coupon)=0.99 each!!
Total oop $80.69
Total coupons used $9.00
$ left in weekly budget $19.31
So keep working hard with your budget, share your tips, help the other Grocery Game Challenge players and stay on target. Don’t forget to challenge yourself to make something new this month that is homemade. If you do please post it on the Facebook Wall so we can see your homemade masterpiece!
How Well did you do this week with your shop? Post your weekly or bi-weekly shop below exactly like I did above and you not only get to see how you did but you get an entry in our monthly contest.
Here are The Grocery Game Challenge Rules.- You can start any time of the month and post all month-long even if your weeks don’t coincide with mine. It’s all about tracking!
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- The Grocery Game Challenge July 2-July 8 What’s for Dinner? (canadianbudgetbinder.com)
- Your Grocery Budget Toolbox *Giveaway* (amyswandering.wordpress.com)
- How Much Should My Grocery Budget Be? (canadianbudgetbinder.com)
- The Frugal Basics-Convenience Costs! (canadianbudgetbinder.com)
- HEALTHY DEALS: Staying On Budget While Eating Well (whotv.com)
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