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The Grocery Game Challenge #2 April 8-14, 2013~Tracking Grocery Expenses

We’ve talked in the past about tracking grocery expenses in order to help cut expenses and stay true to your monthly grocery budget. The average household grocery budget is likely to accumulate more in unplanned products in the shopping cart unless they have a list of groceries and a plan of action. When we started to track grocery spending seriously, I’m not talking when we felt like it, I mean every week, things started to change for us. What we thought were grocery savings actually ended up costing us more in the long run and that’s when things needed to change. No, we don’t use a fancy grocery tracking app, nor do we think it should take hours to know how much money groceries cost us each week. The Grocery Game Challenge essentially is the simplest grocery expense tracker around and we are growing each week with more fans joining in on the action. The more we learn about grocery bills and how they affect our overall budget the more we want to improve the grocery game. Many fans have sent in their suggestions and we have implemented them as we go along. The grocery game is a work in […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge #1 April 1-7, 2013 ~ Price Comparison Grocery List

Welcome back to the Grocery Game Challenge #1 for April and with the unveiling of  our new price comparison grocery list I’m sure our budget will be the same if not better than last month. I know many of you have posted your weekly grocery shops here with me for over a year and know I’m always looking for ways to improve our spending habits. If anything it’s you the fans who have helped the grocery game grow to where it is today with your ideas and suggestions. In the past on Canadian Budget Binder we talked about using coupons and how effective they are, especially when combined with a grocery store weekly flyer sale. One topic we touched on was why it was important to know your prices in order to get the best deal possible in your local area. Many people don’t know the regular prices of their favourite products at the different grocery shops and end up spending more and saving less even while using coupons. I know some of you don’t have the luxury of having many shops in your town but when you do get out to the city to shop having your list ready with […]

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The Grocery Game Challenge #13 March 25- 31,2013- How To Grocery Shop

This weeks Grocery Game Challenge is to help a reader who wants to learn how to grocery shop. I received an email a few days back from a student who is leaving for University next year and wanted to learn everything there is to know about grocery shopping on his own. Some of you might be laughing thinking well, what’s to learn, but some people have never stepped foot in a grocery store let alone know where to begin. Guys in their teens don’t always go to the grocery store with their mom and dad growing up as opposed to the girls who might enjoy it more. I emailed him back to say I would put something together and see what other tips my fans could come up with for him. I’m certainly not the grocery shopping expert but I do know a few things that I’ve learned over the years shopping on my own since I was 19. This post is a bit longer than normal but I certainly hope it helps ease any stress for those that don’t know where to begin in a grocery store. How To Grocery Shop One of the first things I would suggest […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge Dec 31-Jan 6 #1~Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year’s to all my fans here at Canadian Budget Binder. The Grocery Game Challenge has been amazing this past year and I know 2013 will be even better. We have had fans from Canada and the USA post their grocery shops weekly and we are growing each month with more people who want to stick to their grocery budget. If you are looking for ways on how to save money post your shop in the grocery game each week. I often have people email me to ask me “How much should my grocery budget be?” but the question should be “How much can I afford?” to spend in the budget.  I can’t tell you the amount of people who are looking for magic numbers telling them what they need to spend on groceries every month. I’ll tell you all loud and clear you are the one holding the answer to your question. No one on the internet can tell you what to spend. Once you figure out your monthly budget using your net income the numbers should fall into place. Balancing the budget is the only way you will know how much to spend and besides there may be […]

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