Many of you already know how to save big while eating healthy as a family, and now you can be rewarded for doing so! Enter the 2nd Annual All You Grocery Challenge. I’ve highlighted the entry guidelines below, and I think you’ll like how doable this is. If you’re already spending less than the suggested amount for your family, you’re halfway there! If you’re not, this is a great time to take the Challenge and whittle your food budget down for the summer:
The Grocery Challenge starts on June 20 and ends on July 17. The deadline to join the Challenge is June 16th.
During each of the four weeks, you can spend no more than $25 per family member per week on groceries. You should not count household supplies or toiletries in your total, and it’s okay to grow your own food, barter, or use stockpiled items. More details are found in the FAQ.
Track Your Spending
When the challenge begins, you’ll receive an email from All You with a Spending Log to help you track your spending, since you’ll have to send in your results at the end of the Challenge. The Top Ten finalists will also need to submit their receipts, so hang on to them! Contestants are judged 50% on staying within the financial guidelines, 25% on creativity, and 25% on healthful choices.
The winner will receive a $1,000 Grocery Card and appear in the November issue of All You Magazine. Two top finalists will each receive a $200 Grocery Card.
To get you excited about the Grocery Challenge, All You is offering one of my readers a 1-year subscription to All You Magazine. If you’re not familiar with All You, it’s one of my favorite women’s magazines for recipes, realistic fashion advice (meaning the models have my body type and not Gwyneth Paltrow’s), and high-value coupons. If you’re already a subscriber, you can give it as a gift or just extend your own subscription. You have four ways to enter the giveaway:
- Leave a comment telling me one way you save money on groceries.
- Go enter the All You Grocery Challenge, then leave a comment telling me you did.
- Tweet this (just cut & paste it): Take the @AllYou Challenge at @MoneywiseMoms & enter to win a 1-year Mag Sub http://tinyurl.com/allyousub Then leave another comment with your Twitter link.
- Post a link to this post on your own Facebook page, and leave a comment with the link for me to see. Just say something like, “Learn how to save grocery money at Moneywise Moms” or “I want to win an All You subscription.” Thanks for sharing MoneywiseMoms with your friends!
I’ll choose the winner of the magazine subscription on
June 16th at 10:00pm EST using Random.org. US addresses only, please. If you’re reading this from an email subscription, you’ll need to click over to Moneywise Moms to enter. **This giveaway is closed. Jessica Kok is the winner! Jan–you don’t have an email on your profile, so please contact me!
Disclosure: This post contains a referral link from All You that enters me in a contest with other bloggers for a gift card. The giveaway prize was provided by All You and I received no compensation.