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January 31st, 2007, 07:13 AM
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I noticed some of you are starting to enter information. So my question is, since this is a Feb challenge and Feb. doesn't really start at the beginning of the week, how are you figuring out what you really spent for Feb?

Given that I shop on Sundays, the way I was going to do it was
Week 1: Feb 4 - 10
Week 2: Feb 11-17
Week 3: Feb. 18-24
Week 4: Feb 25-Mar 3

Does that make sense? Or should I instead start with week one having been this week (starting Sunday Jan. 28?
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January 31st, 2007, 07:54 AM
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my DH gets paid this friday, so mine will start then. I noticed that someone just shopped, but it's for the month of Feb, so they included it in their challenge. It's really a big challenge for you--so do what's going to get you motivated to save more than us. I am doing mine by actual calander weeks beginning with the first day, so that's why I put 5 weeks in the challenge template. Mine will go from: Feb 1-3, 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, and 25-28. Any money spent on days falling in those weeks will be where I put them in the challenge. I don't get money every week, but I don't spend it all in one week, so I break it down a little and spread it out to cover more weeks... so I spend money every week, normally. As I said, though--it's challenging yourself to try to save save save and be the big saver of the month.
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January 31st, 2007, 09:10 AM
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My dh got paid yesterday, so I've already started. He get's paid once a month and yesterday was Feb's payday. I usually do a HUGE shopping trip the first week of the month and then just buy fruits/veggies and any really good sales the rest of the month. I'm going to Costco today, so expect to see a HUGE shopping bill. I'm not sure how to put savings from that tho? Guess I won't.
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January 31st, 2007, 09:16 AM
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My dh got paid yesterday, so I've already started. He get's paid once a month and yesterday was Feb's payday. I usually do a HUGE shopping trip the first week of the month and then just buy fruits/veggies and any really good sales the rest of the month. I'm going to Costco today, so expect to see a HUGE shopping bill. I'm not sure how to put savings from that tho? Guess I won't.[/b]
They don't take coupons, do they? I think I remember seeing that they don't...

guess I should have included warehouses in the question I just asked.

I guess... maybe do a comparison... like her oz or # at a regular store... that's a lot of work, though! You don't have as much time as I do with your at home children and babysitting, too!

I guess I don't know, either... other than just keeping track of staying at or below your budget.
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January 31st, 2007, 10:42 AM
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My dh got paid yesterday, so I've already started. He get's paid once a month and yesterday was Feb's payday. I usually do a HUGE shopping trip the first week of the month and then just buy fruits/veggies and any really good sales the rest of the month. I'm going to Costco today, so expect to see a HUGE shopping bill. I'm not sure how to put savings from that tho? Guess I won't.[/b]
They don't take coupons, do they? I think I remember seeing that they don't...

guess I should have included warehouses in the question I just asked.

I guess... maybe do a comparison... like her oz or # at a regular store... that's a lot of work, though! You don't have as much time as I do with your at home children and babysitting, too!

I guess I don't know, either... other than just keeping track of staying at or below your budget.
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They take "Costco" coupons, but mostly I just meant the savings from buying in bulk. For example, I can get a package of 6 Romaine hearts at Costco for $2.69. At the grocery store, it's $3.98 (and they're pretty much NEVER on sale) so that's a savings of $1.48 for each package I buy. I go thru around 4-5 packages a month, so a total savings of $6-$7. There are lots of deals like that at Costco. But, you're right, I don't have the time to search the grocery store to compare prices Some of the prices I know off the top of my head, but others I don't. I think I'll just do the regular grocery store savings with coupons and such.
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