I was intrigued last year when she did this so I am going to "try" and stretch my grocery dollars a little farther in the month of September also. Even though our family is half the size of Mary's I don't think I can swing the $75.00 number. I usually spend about $200.00 a week for the 7 of us. I am going to try and half that and only spend $100.00 this month.
I spend most of our grocery money on fresh fruit and milk. I spent $50.00 at the Farmers Market on Saturday for a weeks worth of fruits and veggies. Another $200.00 at the market for everything else. I went a little over last week as I hadn't gone shopping the week before and we were really low on staples. So, I wasn't to upset by the extra money I spent.
My family isn't to sure about this challenge. When I told them they needed to drink more water and less milk their scowls pretty much told the story. I think it will be good for ALL of us to learn to get buy on a little less.
Plus, the money we save can go into our adoption fund. I really want to be able to take our teenagers with us when we go to Ethiopia.
Anyone else up for the challenge? Visit Mary for all the details.