Monday, April 4, 2011

The Challenge

Drew has challenged me to a shopping game. Well kind of...

We currently are spending $800-$850 a month on groceries! My boys are 1 and 3 and eat oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter and the little one nurses! I don't cook anything that exotic so how in the world are we spending so much every month! This does not include eating out or household (well maybe some diapers here and there).

So, the challenge is to decrease our spending on groceries. Whatever I save this month in groceries I get to split. Half of the savings will go to debt the other half I get to spend on whatever I want.

I have taken polls from other households with 2 kids. Other moms have said they spend way too much. Generally the consensus has been between $500-$800 with everyone going over their budget. to reduce spending on groceries?

Here are a few thoughts:

Buy bulk
Eat seasonally
Eat leftovers (yuck)

My goal:

To spend $100 a week $400 a month for the month of April.
That would be $450 less than what I spent on groceries in March.

This is going to be a challenge...