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:
Thank you so much for mentioning Canadian Budget Binder and The Grocery Game Challenge. This challenge has and continues to help not only my wife and I stick to our grocery budget but many CBB fans have been posting for over a year now with great results. It’s a challenge against yourself…. come hang out and save with the CBB Fans! Cheers mate,
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Hi Mr. CBB!
Thanks for letting me highlight the Grocery Game Challenge! I appreciate being able to share this neat idea with others.
Until next time!
Mary F. Campbell says
Hi! Nice post!! I thought I’d pop in and say hello. Mr CBB sent me & I have to say that I love the Grocery Game Challenge. Since I started playing the game, I have figured out that I do 3 kinds of grocery shopping each month & I divide my funds accordingly. I have a Grocery Budget for items we will consume that week, a Stockpile Budget for items I want to have on hand and they are on sale for a good price and lastly my US Reserve for my grocery shopping across the line. I also find the GGC keeps me on the straight and narrow with my spending because I know exactly how much I have left to spend in a given month…it certainly helps me resist any unexpected sales I spot. Owning up to the whole blog and myself that I went over my budget is a terrific motivator for me not to. LOL Come join the fun…we have a great time sharing and helping each other make the very most of what we can afford to spend. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I thought what you said about doing three kinds of shopping is really interesting and, upon reflection, I think we do something similar. I will have to investigate this further and see how this might shape how I purchase things.
Also, I can really relate to what you are saying about how the GGC blog submissions keep you accountable. I find that even in the short time that I’ve been blogging, that I am pausing before I buy certain things because I am feeling more accountable to those who might read my blog.
Thanks again for the visit!