Saturday, July 11, 2009

All You Grocery Challenge

Have you heard about this? All You Magazine is challenging us to a month-long grocery savings contest. The prize? A $1000 grocery card and a year's supply of Knorr side dishes!

When I first read about it, I MIS-read the challenge and thought it was to spend only $25 each week for a month. Wow! What a challenge! I'm on board!

Then I read it again and discovered that it is actually $25/week per family member.

That isn't nearly as interesting, since that is more than my normal grocery budget anyway. But I'm participating, because it sounds like fun, and I'm giving myself my own personal challenge of $25/week total (for groceries alone - we will probably continue to spend $20/week on our family dinner out).

Can I do it? Can YOU do it? :)

My freezer is stocked with meat, bread, and cheese. My pantry is stocked with canned and dry goods. And summer is a wonderful time for low-prices on produce, so I think it just might be possible!

If you want to join the All You Grocery Challenge, tomorrow is the last day to sign up. If you do decide to participate, leave a comment letting me know! We can encourage each other!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Yeesh, that isn't a challenge at all! Makes me think of a column in Newsweek last fall or so where the author was bemoaning the state of her finances and was describing her $1000 per month grocery bill (for a family of four) as just a fact of life. My goodness, I feed seven on less than half that! Good luck on your own challenge, I probably could do it but I'm not sure I have the mental energy to think about right now!