grocery game monthly challenge

How often should you complete a food budget review? : The Grocery Game Challenge 2016 #3 Jan 18-24

PROJECT BUDGET CONTROL   Some people spend FAR MORE money on groceries than they need to like one  CBB fan who chopped her $1100 grocery shopping budget to a manageable $600 a month in less than 6 months. She had to make serious changes but the biggest of all was a review of how much money she was actually spending every month. Without knowing that number she wouldn’t have known just how much she was spending. Related: How I decreased my grocery budget from $1100 to $600 in 6 months Understanding food cost can be overwhelming for anyone as I’ve learned from experience over the years. When I moved to Canada I had no idea what the cost of anything was so I had to learn from the ground up. Last week we talked about how to calculate your monthly grocery costs and today I want to talk about how often you need to review your grocery budget to make sure it still fits with your overall budgeting goals. By know you already know how much your grocery budget should be BUT when should you review that number? Some people like to review their grocery budget yearly which is what […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge Dec 23-29, 2013 #4- Final grocery budget yearly analysis

GROCERY BUDGET YEAR-END REVIEW   Where has the 2013 year gone because it certainly seems like it’s flown by since we posted the first Grocery Game Challenge post in January. This year has certainly proven that we can get over any hurdles we create with our grocery budget but not without turbulence. There were a few months that we spent more than the grocery budget of $235.00 per month and it took a while to get back on track. Some of the items either purchased on the stockpile budget or just included in the main shop were bought to accumulate so it will become cheaper for certain items throughout this coming year. A prime example of this is the “Clear Shampoo” which was at an unbelievable bargain of $0.99, which has led to acquiring approximately a year’s supply. To be honest it didn’t feel so good having to spend less and less each month so we hope that next year we can try our hardest to stay out of the stores when we don’t need to be in them and to stick to the grocery budget. In 2014 we will likely start using the Checkout 51 program so we can […]

Check Out Checkout 51: Technology and Coupons in Check!

DON’T MISS THE SAVINGS   Checkout 51 mobile app, have you heard you can get Cash Back on every day items you buy at local retailers in your area? Get in on the action and start saving money in your grocery budget with Checkout 51, the hottest cash back money-saving app around! What is Checkout 51?   Based out of Toronto, Checkout 51 is a Canadian cash back program that allows shoppers the opportunity to save money on products they love. It is FREE Apple IOS app that you download, then shop using the weekly Checkout 51 offer list, and finally upload a picture of your receipt to the app to earn cash back in your Checkout 51 account. EASY! Android For Checkout 51  Is Finally Here! NEW Update: April 18, 2013 –Download Checkout 51 Android App or -Or search “Checkout 51″ in the Play Store Yes, it is 2013! Technology for couponing and saving money in Canada just got exciting!   How to use Checkout 51 with coupons?   The BEST part about Checkout 51 is that you can use coupons to save even more on the offered products each week (offers run Thursday – Wednesday). Checkout 51 lists approximately 10 […]

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