31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Day 1

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Do you feel like your grocery spending is out of control? I am hosting a 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending challenge. Every day this month, I will post one simple challenge to help you get control of your grocery spending.

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. Please welcome Heather from My Overflowing Cup for today’s post.

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. I can hear your sighs of dread now, but trust me, disorganization = disaster when it comes to our grocery spending. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily.

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

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How Freezer Cooking Save you Money and Time: There is some time involved upfront with grocery shopping and prepping the meals for the freezer, but it saves considerable time when you are planning your weekly menu and the night that you are serving the freezer meal.

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. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily.

Day 7 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Weekly Recap

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

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

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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. When I get in this lazy …let’s go with exhausted…mood, I have been known to call for take out, or pick up a pizza, or make an impulsive trip to the grocery store. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

Day 9 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Grocery Apps

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Today is Day 9 and your assignment: Save money and earn cash back with grocery apps. If you have not tapped into cash back grocery apps , you are missing out on easy money. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

Day 19 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Save Money on Meat

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Day 19 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Saving money on meat. Meat is one of the more expensive items on a grocery list, so I’m always trying to get more bang for my buck in the meat department. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

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. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily.

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. Grocery stores completely capitalize on this and offer super low prices on holiday favorites in the weeks leading up to the holiday.

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. Know Your 'Buy' Price on Your Groceries. My Menu/Grocery List Clipboard. Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons. Stock up and Save with Pre-Holiday Grocery Sales.

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. If you’re following along with the 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending , then you will remember, disorder = disaster. Could it add up to a month’s worth of your groceries?

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 25: How to Save Money on Produce

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Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery SpendingFruits and vegetables are such an important of our daily diet. So it’s important to. Smart Tips to Save Money on Produce.

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

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. This week’s meal plan should already be complete–that was Day 1’s assignment–so we will use these meal ideas on Day 8 when we plan next week’s menu and grocery list. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

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This Week’s Grocery Recap 05.28.16

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Day 13: How to Batch Cook Ground Meat & Sausage

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This is day 13 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Meat is one of the more expensive items on my grocery list, so when I stumble on a great deal or markdown , I stock up. Also bookmark the 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending category page so you can check in daily.

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. I work weekly to adhere to our grocery budget, so I am always looking for ways to save money on organic food. It is possible to buy organic foods even on a strict grocery budget and here are my best tips.

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5 ways to make yourself miserable after a money mistake

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You saved $10 on your grocery bill, but that was kind of pointless when you melted your $50 kettle on the stove. The spending and saving events are independent (you’d have melted the kettle regardless of your grocery spending), but don’t let that stop you.

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WIS, WWA | Is this an August week? A July week?

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And the only other stop I made was a $22 one at another grocery store. July Spending. Year to Date Grocery Spending. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I’m counting it as a July week, since it was mostly July. I started out the week with a $64 Aldi trip.

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WIS, WWA | Oh right. There are five Fridays this month.

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I spent $144 at the grocery store, plus $41 at Costco (they had a sale on laundry detergent, toothpaste, and dishwasher soap). May Spending. Year to Date Grocery Spending. Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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WIS, WWA | We are halfway through 2019!

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It was a light week of grocery shopping around here, maybe because I spent part of my week covered in paint. Also, I just didn’t end up needing that much in the way of groceries this week. June Spending. Year to Date Grocery Spending.

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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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How I Use Pinterest for Meal Planning

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Meal planning is #1 way that I save money on groceries. Without a doubt, the 30-60 minutes I spend on Sunday planning our upcoming week’s meals saves me time, money and my sanity. Do you need to reduce your grocery spending?

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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.

Introducing the 2015 Choose Thrift First Challenge

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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. For the past two years, I have held monthly accountability challenges on the blog.

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5 Easy Budget Categories to Reduce

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Need to cut your spending? Groceries. If you are trying to reduce your expenses, groceries should be the first thing you attack. And my absolute #1 way to save money at the grocery store is to PLAN OUR MEALS. Following these tips, how much can you cut your spending by?

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.20.17

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Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500. This week at the grocery store, I found a whole chicken marked down to a nice price.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.13.17

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Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500. Want to lower your grocery bill? 4 Simple Grocery Apps that Earn You Cash Back.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.06.17

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Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500. Want to lower your grocery bill? 4 Simple Grocery Apps that Earn You Cash Back.

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