The Grocery Challenge is officially underway, and I have to admit I wasn’t thrilled to see another week where I wasn’t able to reach the goal budget.
I think the biggest thing I have learned is that it just takes time to work up to a place where you can successfully reach your targeted goal budget. Does that mean I should adjust my budget since it looks like I have only been able to stay under budget once in the last several weeks?
Well I am not totally sure just yet. What I do know is that it takes time to build up momentum and extra food supplies. Until that time your goal should be a little difficult to reach, but not impossible. So what I am planning to do is wait at least 8 weeks before I make the decision to change anything.
At the end of 8 weeks, if it looks like I can’t reach the goal I will considering adjusting it by $10. But for now I will just be satisfied with trying my best each week to hit the $50 mark.
This week I hit Target, Kroger, Meijer, and CVS.
2 Edy’s Frozen Fruit Bars (coupon)
Total Savings $4.00
2 Round Roast (Buy One Get One FREE)
Hot Dog Buns
Boulder Potato Chips (coupon)
2 Heinz Vinegar (FREE)
Gallon Orange Juice
Gallon Organic Milk
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Package Kroger Cheese Singles
2 Lean Pockets (coupons)
2 Liberte Yogurt Cup (coupon)
2 Angel Soft Toilet Paper (coupons)
Boca Burgers (coupon)
Package of veggies
Total Savings $39.50
2 Reach Floss (coupon)
2 Kikkoman Soy Sauce (coupons)
Organic Baby Carrots (FREE)
2 Packages of Tomatoes
Total Savings $21.41
1 large bag of Easter Peanut M&M’s 50% off
24 bottled waters
2 Almay Eyeliners (coupons)
1 Maybelline Eyeliner (coupons)
2 Glade Room Sprays (coupon)
1 Bottle Clear Conditioner (coupon)
1 Bottle VO5 Shampoo (coupon)
Total Savings $48.47
Plus I got back $7 in ECB’s to use towards my next trip!
That’s like paying just $3.29 for all of this!!
Don’t forget to stop by on Monday afternoons to see each weeks new Grocery Challenge Lesson with the very tips and tricks I use personally to save on the one area of my budget that has the most wiggle room!