If you missed my FB Live you can watch it here.
Happy Day 1 of the Ultimate Grocery Budget Challenge!
It's so easy to let go of our financial reigns throughout the summertime, not stick to a menu plan, and spend WAY more than we need to at the grocery store.
Today's the day to get back on track ~ and I'd sure love for you to join me.
If saving money at the grocery store is on your kids-are-back-in-school-to-do-list, this is just for you.
During today's Facebook Live I shared how for a season, it may be time to skip buying the fancy stuff that you're paying too much for at the grocery store.
As I shared in the video, I'm not saying that for the rest of your life you can never-ever-never splurge on fancy things like fresh flowers or pre-cut fruit at the grocery store. (I promise!)
But I am saying that for right now, you (and I!) can “suck-it-up-buttercup” and choose that what we really want (to pay down debt, have more money at the end of the week, or maybe travel more) instead of settling for what looks pretty fun right now.
Here's the thing.
You and I are only given this one life.
One chance to do it well. To take control of what really matters to us. And to be awesome in all we do.
And for me every single week that includes being me tackling my shopping list.
I buy all the groceries.
I cook all the meals.
And every single time I go to the store I get to choose to save or splurge.
For this season, I'm choosing to save.
And to wait to splurge on the things I really want to splurge on. (Beach vacation, pretty please? We're dreaming really big right now and want to pay off our house ~ I'd way rather have a paid for house and chop up some watermelon any day!)
Here are just a few ideas of things you might be spending too much on too . . .
Soda on the left ~ 6 pack for $2.50 or 41¢ each.
Soda on the right that's cold in the checkout lane ~ $1.89.
Uncrustables $7.19 for 10.
My-own-crusted-ables $3 for 10.
Plus leftover pb&j.
and not buying meat on sale?
This one will bust your budget every single time.
Will it take more time to cut up an apple, some watermelon, and prepare a pb & j?
But if you're like me and spend 5 minutes (or more . . . ahem) on Facebook or Instagram each day, I'm thinking we can manage spreading a little peanut butter on some bread. 🙂
If you want to live your life well, to do all you can with all you have, I encourage you today to join me.
Here's what you need to do TODAY?
2. Complete the Day 1 Worksheet, 5 Mistakes You're Making at the Grocery Store.
3. Determine to go on a Spending Freeze until Friday if you're able. (If you need to pick up a few staples make a grocery list and shop only using items on that list.)
4. Invite a friend to join you (I promise, you'll save so much more if you get a friend involved too!) BONUS? If you share this video with them on Facebook you'll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card!
5. Decide how much you want to save this week at the grocery store, and pick exactly where that saved money will go.
So, pull out your grocery store ad flier, fill out the 5 Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making at the Grocery Store Challenge Worksheet, and let me know how it goes for you today.
Tomorrow we'll dive into the nitty gritty details and determine how much you're REALLY spending on food, which I'm betting will be more eye opening than you think (I know it is for me!)
Let me know if YOU need to change your grocery budget, and be sure to let me know how it's going for you! Go HERE to sign up for the challenge if you haven't already ~ it's going to be a great week!