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Grocery challenge success!

January 21st, 2009 at 06:55 am

Last summer, I embarked on a grocery challenge. Hubby and I were spending a whopping and ridiculous $948 a month on groceries and eating out.

I'm happy to say we have put ourselves on a budget and for last three months we have spent no more than $550 a month for groceries, eating out AND GAS! It's a miracle.

In part, I have Aldi to thank. I still can't believe I can get a cart full of groceries there for only $38.

Since it is going well, we are also reorganizing our food priorities. We are eating less meat and the meat we do buy is organic, grass fed, free range. It's more expensive, but we think it's worth it. Plus, when you are eating less of it you can afford to buy nicer varieties when you do eat it.

7 Responses to “Grocery challenge success!”

  1. lizajane Says:

    It's amazing the differences we can make when we really put our minds to things like this! Good job.

  2. Petunia Says:

    Someday I hope to get my grocery budget whipped into shape as well as you have. Good work!

  3. thriftorama Says:

    I never thought I could cut it in half, and then to be able to do that and pay for all of our gas out of the same fund? Yay!

  4. swimgirl Says:

    Good job!

  5. Koppur Says:

    Wow, great job! Smile

  6. thriftorama Says:

    It's really just been a matter of cooking more at home and shopping smarter. We never go to the store without a list now, and I always have something homemade and easy to heat up in the fridge. no more bare shelves has really saved us money.

  7. baselle Says:

    That's awesome, and if you are using what you take and not tossing, that's great for the environment and perhaps your garbage bill too.

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