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15 Main Sources For Grocery Savings 2017 You Should Know About : The Grocery Game Challenge 2016 #4 Dec 26-Jan 1

SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES IN 2017.   Grocery Savings 2017-The Grocery Game Challenge starts next Monday January 2 for returning players and for those of you who want to join but aren’t sure about how much money you spend but need to know. There really are many ways to scoop up grocery savings 2017 other than waiting for the paper boy/girl to show up with your weekly grocery flyers. This is one post I look forward to at the end of the year along with our final budget and net worth updates because these are the numbers we’ve worked so hard for all year. Saving money no matter who you are is challenging and it’s not until you start tracking your money when you really get the answer to that burning question, How much am I really spending on groceries? When you track your expenses whether it be only your food expenses or you use a budget spreadsheet those numbers at the end of December will either make you very happy or sad. If you’re not happy perhaps you’ll need to consider a new approach to your grocery savings 2017 […]

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The Grocery Game Challenge #5 April 29-May 5, 2013- Ignore Your Grocery Flyers!

The only time I would say to ignore your grocery flyers to save money is when your budget is set up for a no-shop week like ours is this week. You can do whatever you want but for our budget it’s imperative that we toss them in the bin and get on with our week. Another reason would be if you just have too much food in the house and you don’t need to shop. The weekly grocery flyers offer up a great way to plan and save money but they can also hinder our grocery budget goals at the same time. Weekly flyers are simply another marketing ploy to get consumers off the couch and into their store to spend, spend, spend money. A few weeks back I told you to “ditch your coupons and let them expire”, especially if you find you are using coupons just because you have them. There comes a point where you have to decide whether certain products are necessary and adding value to your budget. If you have food that sits around and wastes because no one is eating it maybe you shouldn’t have purchased it in the first place. We’ve done that before […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge #5 Jan 28-Feb 3~Will You Target Your Budget

This is the last shop for January and I’m happy to say that we beat our budget for the month. I wasn’t sure if we were going to make it especially since we’ve noticed price increases of grocery store products since the beginning of 2013.  I find if we can time the flyer specials we are able to get products we need similar to last weeks 10 lbs of potatoes for $0.95 for a great price. Another thing we noticed is that coupons aren’t like they used to be. We’ve seen a dramatic change in wording and the amount of coupon savings from the manufacturer go down over the last few years and this year proves no exception thus far. Gone are the days where we would get products for free or near free, granted on the very odd occasion that still happens. Really, there’s nothing to complain about because no one has to give us anything.  For the most part they are holding out their hands waving deals and discounts in our faces just so we shop with them and not the competitor. Zellers was a great store to use coupons at and find deals, at least for us. […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge Oct 22-28,2012-Welfare Food Challenge Final Thoughts

This is the last week to post your shop for The Grocery Game Challenge in October. You can post your October shops all the way back to the beginning of the month if you have your totals. I will post the WINNER next Tuesday when I post the first week of The Grocery Game Challenge for November. As you might have heard this past week I participated in The Welfare Food Challenge run out of British Columbia although I’m in Ontario. Last weeks Grocery Game challenge I showed you my grocery list and what products I was able to purchase with the $26 I was told that I had to use for a weeks worth of food. The food for the first two days of the challenge wasn’t so bad and as I went along new ideas kept popping into my head. I promised I would do a final follow-up about how the week went and today is the day! Yesterday was the 7th and final day of the challenge and I want to share with you what Mrs. CBB and I have learned. We learned that $26 was a struggle to purchase groceries with an empty pantry. We argued […]

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