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Starting Sunday June 19th there is a fun Challenge starting to encourage us all to be better at couponing and saving money. Every year All You Magazine runs the Grocery Challenge, and it is time yet again for this years competition.
Before you think that we are running down aisles playing some version of the supermarket sweep, let me tell the goal of this challenge to see how creative and healthy you can get to feed your family on a limited budget.
Live for one month on a budget of $25 per person in your family per week. So, for example you have a family of 5 then try to live on $125 a week for groceries. Personally this is incredibly easy for us, our weekly budget is only $50 a week (or $10 per person), but for some of you this is a great chance to really start to focus on the big picture.
If you win, you get a $1000 Grocery gift card and get featured in an issue of All You. Last year one Southern Savers user came in the top 10, I firmly believe we can see at least one more top 10 placement this year!!
A big tip:
Use this as a chance to really look at what you are buying. If you are saving a ton and finding that now you are able to buy more but you are saving more, then now is your chance to focus on buying the deals that your family needs and not just every deal that is great price. The first things to go in our purchases when money is tight: juices, sodas, non-healthy snacks, and special seasonings.
If you want to try for it, go ahead and get registered so you are ready for Sunday!