31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Day 1

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Do you feel like your grocery spending is out of control? Are you shocked by how much you’re paying at the check out and how little food is actually in your cart? I am hosting a 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending challenge.

My #1 Tip for Trimming Grocery Spending

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If you’ve read my blog, you’ve probably heard me say that our bills may not be negotiable, but our grocery receipts usually are. When finances are tight, often the only area we can control is our food spending.

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How to Slash your Grocery Spending in 31 Days

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There is one place to look for extra money that maybe you haven’t considered–your groceries. If you don’t know what you spend each month on groceries, I encourage you to keep a tally for a month to give you an idea. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending.

Day 2 of 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Organize your kitchen pantry

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Welcome to 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Today is Day 2 of the challenge and we are going to clean and organize our food pantry. I can hear your sighs of dread now, but trust me, disorganization = disaster when it comes to our grocery spending.

Day 10 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Plan a Freezer Cooking Session

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Dinner hour is often more like 15 minutes of scarfing down food before we have to leave for some kind of practice or meeting. It also prevents me from making impulsive trips to the grocery store or calling for take out. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

Day 6 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Shop the Clearance Section

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Don’t be afraid of the clearance section at the grocery store. Stores will mark down foods and other products when they are close to the “use by” date or the store has too much of a product and it needs to be cleared out.

Day 17 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Store Brand vs. Name Brand

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Day 17 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Compare Store Brand vs. Name Brand. Buying store brand products is one of the easiest ways to save money on groceries. The consumer is benefiting with better quality foods and products at competitive prices.

Day 21 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Weekly Recap

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We ate dinner from a food truck. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily. The post Day 21 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Weekly Recap appeared first on Family Balance Sheet.

Day 23 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Bread Outlet Stores

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Day 23 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Shop at a Bread Outlet. The best sale price I’ve seen at the grocery store is about $2.99, so the price is pretty good at the outlet store! These bagels were on sale at the grocery store this week for Buy 1, Get 1 Free.

Day 3 of 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Organize your Refrigerator/Freezer

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31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending. Food is forgotten about and becomes a science experiment. Good food, too. You will need to work fast on this challenge so foods aren’t sitting on the counter too long. Sort all of the food by category.

Day 14 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Weekly Recap

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My big shopping trip this week was at Giant Food Stores. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily. The post Day 14 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Weekly Recap appeared first on Family Balance Sheet.

Day 5 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Create back up meals

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Some nights, activities or work might run later than planned, or I forgot to take food out of the freezer to thaw, or I just need to simplify dinner hour and I really just want to throw the meal plan out the window.

Day 11 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Avoid One Use Disposables

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My grocery budget doesn’t just include food, but also household goods, paper products, and cleaning supplies which unfortunately can take up a chunk of the budget. By finding reusable alternatives, you can save money that can be put towards food, and avoid the trash dump too.

Day 20 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Stock up on holiday sales

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Today is Day 20 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Pre-Holiday Grocery Sales. Is there a single holiday that doesn’t revolve around food? What food deals have you found during the holidays?

Day 15 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Plan this Week’s Meals

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Meal planning is really the cornerstone of smart grocery spending. You’ll spend about 30 minutes each week planning your meals, but that time will make your grocery trips go much smoother.

Day 8 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Plan this week’s meals

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Meal planning is really the cornerstone of smart grocery spending. You’ll spend about 30 minutes each week planning your meals, but that time will make your grocery trips go much smoother.

Resolve to Lower Your Grocery Spending

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Did you resolve to lower your grocery expenses in 2012? It can be intimidating to think about, but your grocery bill is one of the easiest expenses to reduce. In the meantime, check out these popular posts that are full of tips to help you reduce your grocery bill. How to Save Money on Organic Food. Know Your 'Buy' Price on Your Groceries. My Menu/Grocery List Clipboard. Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons. Want a Month of FREE Groceries?

Day 22 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Plan this week’s meals

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Day 22 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Plan this week’s meals and shopping trip. Meal planning is really the cornerstone of smart grocery spending. The goal is to make just one grocery trip a week, so be very thorough.

Reduce Your Grocery Spending Without Sacrificing Quality | 31 Days to Find $1000

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If there is one line item in everyone’s budget that can get out of control it is groceries. It is so easy to walk into the grocery store with an idea of what you will spend, walk out with a bill that is double and get home to discover that you have nothing to eat.

Day 16: How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen

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Day 16 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Avoid Food Waste. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

Day 24: How to Save on Organic Food

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Day 24 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Save on Organic. When it comes to organic food , everyone’s line in the sand is different. I have friends who are adamant about eating only organic food and I have friends where eating organic is not a priority.

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How to Use Pinterest to Save Money on Groceries

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This post is Day 12 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. How to Use Pinterest to Save Money on Groceries. Pinterest is A Gold Mine for Money Saving Grocery Tips. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily.

Day 18: 9 Easy Places to Find Grocery Coupons

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Day 18 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Coupons! Coupons are an easy way to reduce your grocery bill. The good news is that coupons are very easy to find and you don’t need to spend loads of time clipping them to slash your grocery spending.

Day 4 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Budget: Pantry Challenge

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Along with your orderly kitchen, you should also have an inventory of the food that you have on hand. Today, we’re going to plan meals using those inventories of foods you found in your pantry, fridge, and freezer.

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WIS, WWA | Some appreciation, from me to you

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On to grocery shopping and food. I spent $157 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. I had $750 budgeted for January, a five week month, so I have $196 left to spend next week. January Grocery Spending ($150/week budget).

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3 Monthly Expenses to Reduce Without Feeling a Sacrifice

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Groceries. In 2013, our average monthly grocery spending was $635. I knew I could do better, so in January 2014, I made a commitment to reduce our grocery spending, but not sacrifice the quality of food and meals that I fed my family.

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Introducing the 2014 Grocery Budget Challenge

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Are you spending more on groceries every month than your budget allows? Would you like to reduce your grocery spending? Are you an impulsive grocery shopper? The grocery bill can get out of control for me if I’m not careful.

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The Final Grocery Budget Challenge Post

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Back in January I introduced the 2014 Grocery Budget Challenge. I really wanted to reduce our grocery spending for my family of 4 from the average of $634 a month in 2013 to a budget of $450 a month in 2014. Did you follow along this year with the Grocery Budget Challenge?

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Frugal February

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but rather find creative ways to get through the month without unnecessary spending. 8 Action Steps for a Frugal February: 1 – Write a budget/spending plan for February. Review our spending daily to understand where your dollars are going. One month down for 2019.

How to Save Money on Groceries

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Looking for ways to save money on groceries? Groceries is one budget category that can get out of control very quickly. However, groceries is also an easy budget category to control, but it takes some planning, skill, and organization. How to Save Money on Groceries.

Christmas Savings Club | August Meeting

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My offer for a FREE Christmas Gift & Spending Budget excel spreadsheet is still available. I''m happy to report that I was able to reduce our grocery spending in August by about $50 and I''ll put that money in our Christmas savings. Happy 4 months til Christmas!

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Breakfast Ideas and Menu Planning Tips

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If you answered yes to any of these options", then check out 12 Healthy Breakfast Food Ideas That Are Quick and Easy. If your grocery spending has spiraled out of control, yet you often feel like you have “nothing” to eat", then head over to Money Crashers for 10 Family Meal Planning Tips and Ideas on a Budget. The website strives to educate individuals in making wise choices about credit and debt, investing, education, real estate, insurance, spending, and more."

What We Ate This Week on a Budget 02.06.15

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My intent is twofold: to hold me accountable with our grocery spending and to give some ideas and insight into how we eat on a budget. She will try new foods and when she tells me she doesn’t like something, I believe her, because it doesn’t happen often.

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Spring Cleaning Tasks to Get a Head Start On

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To the same effect of cleaning out your closet, having less food will help make this job easier. If the ingredient stays in my pantry for longer than two months after having done this, and it’s not crossed off of my “inventory” list, I donate it to the Food Bank.

New to Couponing? It Doesn't Have To Be Extreme

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My humble coupon case: If you are new to couponing or even the subject of saving money on groceries, watching TV shows, like Extreme Couponing on TLC, can be overwhelming or intimidating. I use coupons but they are not my only method to reducing our grocery spending.

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Grocery Budget Challenge | July & August

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget.

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Grocery Budget Challenge | February Meeting

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget.

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10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free

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I have made hundreds of dollars at yard sales and usually use the money to pay for our vacation spending. They Tracked & Analyzed their Spending. Maureen saved hundreds by tracking her spending to see where she was blowing money. Tracy used cash for her spending categories.

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Grocery Budget Challenge | September & October

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we do not over-spend. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house, but we must stay on budget.

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11 Simple Meal Planning Tips

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To achieve those goals I need to review our spending to see where I can make some cuts. If there is one budget category that can quickly get out of control for me, it is GROCERIES. I spend about 30 minutes each Sunday to plan my menu and make a grocery list.

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Take Control of Your Money in 2015

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In 2014, the Grocery Budget Challenge encouraged us to keep our grocery spending in line and to be creative with our meal planning so that we do not over-spend. Maintaining a grocery budget is a weekly process for me. New year. Fresh start.

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Ten Paper Products To Cross Off Your Grocery List | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Are you looking for more ways to trim your grocery bill? Try replacing some paper products on your list with cloth and re-usable products that you probably have around the house and you will not only reduce your grocery spending, but you will also reduce your waste.

Free 2013 Grocery and Coupon Savings Spreadsheet

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One very important part of couponing is tracking how much you are spending and saving. Hopefully you have a general idea of how much you spent on groceries pre-couponing, but even if you don’t, tracking your spending can be extremely beneficial.

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