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We’re excited to have you join us in the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge series that we are participating in and posting about throughout the month of January! The Challenge is being co-hosted by us, Shopper Strategy, Going Crazy Wanna Go?, The Frugalista Chick, Matter of Cents, Coupon Pals, Thrifty Divas, Frugal Mom of Two, How About Free, TheItMom.com, All The World Is Art, Sweeping The USA, Mommies Point of View, Mama’s Money Tree, Crunchy Frugalista, Fab Find Foodie, Making Time For Mommy, Adventures in Coupons, Full Price? NEVER!, The Frugal Navy Wife, and Generations of Savings.
What is the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge? This January we, along with our other co-hosts, will challenge ourselves by eating from our pantries and stockpiles. This is not a “no spend” month, this is a “make do with what you have on hand and spend as little as possible” month. Since everybody’s goals are different and will depend on their own household needs, we can each set our own rules. The point is to start off the new year by boosting our budgets using what we already have!
Our goal last week is to go through our pantry and stockpile to determine what we have and what types of things we still need in order to prepare the meals for our family this month. We also planned on finding more recipes that will appeal to our household of six so we won’t have to eat out as much. Overall, we hope to “boost our budget” by spending no more than $200 this month on grocery and expenses from eating out in January.
We did well this past week with eating from our pantry. We took stock of our inventory and found that we had a lot to work with, and also, because of the holiday parties, we had some leftovers to eat, all of which did not cost us anything out of pocket this week. We spent about $25 on groceries, mainly stocking up on beverages and breakfast items. We only ate out once this week and used the Chili’s “Kids Eat Free” coupons, so we only paid for the adult meals, and it came out to only $25. This week our goal is to continue to eat out of the pantry and try a new recipe or two using what we have in our pantry. What are your goals for the pantry challenge this week?
We’re also co-hosting a #CookingandCoupons Twitter Party tomorrow with Momma Cuisine where we’ll be talking about using coupons to save money on the groceries you purchase to make great everyday meals for your family! Make sure to RSVP for your chance to win prizes during our Twitter Party!
We’re also giving away a $25 Coupon Clutch gift certificate each week to one participant who either leaves a link to a challenge update post. Last week’s winner is Angela from The Testosterone Palace. Will you join us?
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