Friday, September 3, 2010

September Grocery Challenge

Today is grocery day in our house, and I want to remind you all of our September Challenge to spend 10% less on your grocery budget this month. If you are just getting started or don't have a set budget, just look back through last month's receipts or bank statements to get an idea of what you spent on groceries/household items.

Get yourself a Sunday paper this week, its the first Sunday of the month and should have great coupon inserts. Match up your local grocer's deals with the coupons you have. Google your store's name plus deals (ex Homeland Deals) and the date to try and find match-ups others have done. Visit the coupon savings sites in my sidebars for internet printables. I will try to add more when I come across them.

Most important, MAKE A LIST and stick to it. Granted sometimes you forget items you truly need and have to get (milk, bread, etc) but try to keep as close to it as possible. If you make a meal plan for the week, it is easier to do this, not to mention no last minute store trips because you don't have an ingredient you need. It also saves time and stress mid-week because you don't have to wonder what's for dinner. You already know. If you want to take it a step further, do prep work ahead of time (cooking/freezing meat, chopping fruits/veggies, etc).

Post a comment with how much below your target budget you were able to go each week.

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10 comments:

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Cindy said...

I try to save as much as possible every week by making my meal plan with the sales flyer in hand :)

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Georgia Peach said...

I am just starting out on learning how to use coupons and save more with our grocery budget and you gave very good advice - thank you! I understand this will be a slow process to do it right and look forward to saving and learning all that I can. Please feel free to stop by my site and visit too. Any tips or suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated.

My Three Sons said...

Hi! I found you through "Follow Me Chickadee" and I'm glad I did! Looking forward to learning how to save me some moolah!!!

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Sofia said...

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God Bless,
Shelley

emmy's closet said...

Following you back from Buzz on by Thursday! Thanks for following & commenting on my blog, I look forward to your posts!

:) Sara

Liz said...

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Have a great weekend
-Liz

Meaghan said...

so true. i really need to get the sunday paper for those coupons. New follower! i have a mommy blog and a fitness blog. If you are interested I have a CSN gift certificate giveaway just starting on my fitness blog!

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