Hello Cents’ers, I hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday! Today, I’d like to share a fantastic challenge put out by Canadian Budge Binder – the Grocery Game Challenge!
Mr. CBB asks us to look at how we spend our money at the grocery store and then find ways to live within a planned budget on a weekly basis. Whether that’s through cutting coupons, using points, writing a weekly meal plan or all of the above; he encourages everyone to find new and creative ways to meet their spending goals. He holds a draw every month from all the readers who submitted their results in the comments section of his weekly grocery challenge article (posted Tuesdays).
What I like about this challenge is that it isn’t a competition against other readers, rather it’s an opportunity to set a budget and stick to it. Mr. CBB suggests talking about how the week’s shop went, learning from what went right and wrong and what could be done in the future to build on your success. Please see the links below to learn more about Canadian Budget Binder and this exciting challenge!
Please see here for his weekly Grocery Challenge article.
Please see here for his Grocery Challenge rules.
Speaking about groceries, we have been using a grocery list form devised by my S.O. (Signifincant Other) and inspired by a grocery list that his mother created. I find it’s really handy because it contains both what our meal plan is for the week and what food items we will need from the store.
This would also be a really great form to use as a “taking stock” tool. For instance, we could go through our fridge/pantry before we go shopping and use it as a checklist so we don’t overbuy. We haven’t done this yet but I think we will start soon. See below: