Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge – Week 3

During the month of January I’m participating in the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge series that is being co-hosted by myself, Mommies Point of ViewMama Does It AllCrunchy FrugalistaPary Moppins, Going Crazy Wanna Go?, The Frugalista Chick, Matter of Cents, Coupon Pals, Thrifty Divas, Frugal Mom of Two, How About Free,, All The World Is Art, Sweeping The USA, Fab Find Foodie, Making Time For Mommy, Adventures in Coupons, Full Price? NEVER!, The Frugal Navy Wife, Generations of Savings and A Savings WOW! and we’d love it if you’d join us as well.

So here’s the deal – this January we plan to challenge ourselves to eat from our pantries – to use up all that excess food sitting in the back of the cupboards, hiding in the refrigerator door, in the stockpile and from out of the freezer – and limit our shopping to as little as possible.

The first week of the challenge I really overspent at almost $37, with a goal of spending less than $100 for the month that really was way overboard so I’m very pleased to have only spent $22 this week!  We’ve still got a ways left to go before the month is over, but I’m excited to have a menu plan ready for the rest of the month.  Since I inventoried the freezer and stockpile last week I realized that we’ve got enough on hand that we can extend the challenge into February as well!

How are you doing on your pantry challenge goals this week? Remember to leave a link to your post or comment below about your progress in the pantry challenge and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Coupon Clutch gift certificate. One participant who either leaves a link to a challenge post or a comment about their challenge progress will win each week!  Congrats to last week’s winner – Julie from Pary Moppins!

(Bloggers: if you wish to join us, we’ll have a linky each week where you can link to your challenge posts. The linky will appear on the blogs of all of the co-hosts so your post will get quite a bit of exposure!)


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  1. Thanks for the gift certificate! I feel exactly the same way – our challenge will be extended I think until I can at least see the bottom of my freezer or the back of my pantry. 🙂

  2. I’ve been buying mostly fresh produce and snacks for the kids which usually get eaten pretty fast. I linked up my post. Loving this challenge!

  3. Looks like you’ve got a great game plan going! I may extend it too once I see what’s in those outside freezers.

  4. I got a bit of a slow start this month, but I’m SO excited about how well we’re doing now that I’m definitely going to be continuing my new good habits next month, and hopefully the next month after that too!

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