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March 2nd, 2007, 07:32 AM
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total spent: $396.14
total under budget: $203 UNDER
total amount saved in specials and coupons: $253.79

My grocery costs incude diapers, toiletries, paper products - everything.

I am really proud of how I did. My family has traditionally spent 700-800 in groceries each month, so I considered it to be pretty ambitious to set a $600 budget for the month. And I beat it by a mile by getting really darn smart about how I shop. I have lowered my March budget to $450. If I can manage that, I'll be a ton closer to being able to become a WAHM than I had ever expected so early in the year![/b]

amount budgeted for month: $400.00

monthly over or (under): UNDER!! ($178.05)

monthly total amount saved in specials and coupons: $144.85 + automatic discount of SAL

Edit: I forgot Walgreen's Rebates ... so an extra $25.49 in savings![/b]
OK... y'all made it pretty tough for me... so I chose both of you as the 'winner'!

It was within pennies of each other with how much you were below 203 and 178.05+25.49=203.54!!

You two did FANTABULOUS!!!
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March 2nd, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Thank you - you made my day! I'm so motivated this month to meet my new, and much lower budget!

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March 2nd, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Thanks! I had no idea there was going to be a winner ... LOL. I've been inspired by you lovely ladies to keep things as frugal as possible.

Here's hoping March is just as awesome, though I dropped my budget by $100 ... eek. We'll see, we'll see.
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March 2nd, 2007, 03:44 PM
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WTG, ladies! I kinda forgot to post most weeks, but want to try for March too!

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March 3rd, 2007, 09:22 AM
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I'm beginning to think that I set my shopping budget too low, but it's what fits in our budget, so it's really what I have to spend. We just need to change our eating habits.

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March 3rd, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Congrats! I'm in awe of you both!!

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