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    Winner September 2011 Living off your stockpile challenge..WINNER ANNOUNCED!

    Is anyone up for the SEPTEMBER challenge to live off of your stockpile and spend as little out of pocket as you can?




    These are the guidelines:
    *** We are going to do a one month challenge by living off your stockpile only buying the bare necessities each week.
    *** Post your results here.
    *** you can chime in with your family's "living off stockpile" issues/results/recipes/receipts.

    Exceptions:
    1. Rolling RR, Catalinas, ECBs, existing gift cards
    2. Rebate funds or proceeds from selling your existing stockpile that come in during the month.
    3. Finding Items for FREE!!!



    Can you do it?


    what is included:

    All food, alcohol and cigarettes. groceries, pops at the convenient stores cravings, fast food stops, Sam's club, one time a year co-op purchases, etc.
    HBA/toiletries/cleaning products. hopefully we can all get the coupons we need and match them to the sales and rewards that go along with toothpastes, shampoos, cleaning supplies, diapers/wipes/formula etc.
    pet food/care. For the most part, this is included in folks' budgets.
    entertainment. Unless you specifically set aside money for entertainment, I consider it out of pocket, and then should be included.
    couponing expenses. newspapers, magazines, stamps, coupons, envelopes, stickers, paper, printer ink, etc., all should be included in your oop.

    what is not included: regular bills/loan payments such as mortgages, car payments, car repairs, gasoline, utilities: heating/cooling, gas, electric, water, cable/direct tv, phone/wireless, internet. Medical expenses.



    Q&A's:
    Q. What about fresh fruit, veggies, milk, eggs and bread?
    A. Yes, these items would count in your out of pocket expenses. Buy all your necessities each week to go with what you already have in your pantry/freezer.

    This is all about cleaning out your stockpile.

    Q. Can we roll ECBs, RR, and Catalinas?
    A. Of course! Only the out of pocket expenses count as what you have spent for the week.

    Q. What about gift money? Or Rebate checks that come in during the month?
    A. Simply speaking, my goal is to not spend money out of pocket, which IMO does not include Gift money or rebate money.

    Of course we all have "standard" expenses, such as mortgage/rent, car payments, insurance, utilities, medications, etc. All 'other' money's: including groceries, fast food, hba, household items, entertainment, et al, that would make up your out of pocket expenses.

    Q. My state taxes food. Does tax count into our oop?
    A. Yes. Tax is part of our oop (unfortunately, for some of us )

    Q. Do perscriptions count?
    A. GOSH NO!!! PLEASE don't forego ANY medications or those for your loved one's. No. Perscriptions/meds do not count towards your oop balance.

    Simply add your name & your goal amount to the wiki to join in!



    A huge potluck envie goes to a random drawn participant that doesn't go "purple".

    ..........can you stay w/in your goal???
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    A huge potluck envie goes to a random drawn participant that doesn't go "purple"..........can you stay w/in your goal???

    *GREEN= a profit
    *RED= spent $...but still under budget
    *PURPLE= busted budget
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    to1drland......$131.53 / 200 for 2 adults, 3 kitties, 8 chickens & 2 dogs (on special diet)

    cody82414 $634.17/$400.00 for 3 adults, 2 children, and a young married couple for 2 weeks

    Actvmom $368/$400

    Rosebud17 ot due to flooding spent a ton helpping flood victiams

    SquawMama $503.04 / $600 ... 4 ppl & 2 doggies

    M2M $0/$700.... testing out new shopping method this month, wish me luck

    jenrose: $250/$250

    Kendra228/KenDoll - $0/$500 - 2 adults, 2 teens, 1 dog, 4 cats

    Saving-n-Va - $190/$300 DROPPED out - I guarantee I'm over budget and will be for the next 2 months. ug.

    foggierbard9 - /$300

    SouthernBelle5.................................... .......... $56.50 / $115
    cjpsmom: $179.07/$300 (up'ed for hole filling)

    Belinda2 $420.54/$400 - 2.5 adults, 3 fur babies
    KmmCo $600+/$450???? mystery month - on vacation-so I may be way off!

    kittynip $111.44/$112.50 - 1.2 adults,2 cats,2 fish,snacks for the stepdog


    jkeating $1000.01 and beyond!/$1000.00 Can't wait for Baby Cate! Grandbaby #3 is on her way!

    xmas tree $538.25/500.00 Messed up again

    poopsinka $313.07/ $320 2 adults, 2 kids(one in diapers) plus 2 more kids twice a week
    everprincess-$158.20/needs only-I did great .


    VivaciousJewelz- $188.10/$200 please, but secretly hoping for about half that.

    kris*g -- I'm in for $699.96/$700 3 adults and a teen plus a dog and a cat

    kimandkathess $745.37/$700 for 2 Adults, 3 kids, 1 kitty,1 hamster, 8 daycare kids 6-7 days a week, going organic/green, and stepson 2 days a week.BUSTED!! YIKES!!

    Kbullsexy07 $182.77 /$300

    Suestuff $585.25/$600 WOOHOO!!!! I did it!!!

    Barbmom4: $365/$500 Two adults, one teen-age daughter + her friends, one cat and two dogs. oh yeah, now add my mom to the list!!

    phinphana $300 for 4 of us 1 still in diapers+1st grade +DH and I withdraw from the challenge

    couponfan $25.00/$100 for 2 adults and 2 furry babies

    Tatka75 $242.39/$500 - 2 adults, 1 teen, 2 kids and a cat

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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    I am in for September
    And I am going to try for $400.00 total oop
    cause that's all there is!

    I need to find deals on:
    shredded or block cheeses
    ground beef
    canned or jarred fruit
    microwave popcorn
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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    Im in have to see how many weeks are in sept

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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    ok so 5 weeks
    $750 in gas ~$150 weekly
    375 food ~ $75 weekly
    $25 in cricket food ~$5 weekly
    $75 in coupons ~$25 weekly
    $1,225 total great I am goona have the largest goal again

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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud17 View Post
    ok so 5 weeks
    $750 in gas ~$150 weekly
    375 food ~ $75 weekly
    $25 in cricket food ~$5 weekly
    $75 in coupons ~$25 weekly
    $1,225 total great I am goona have the largest goal again

    but you add your gas into the total - which is more than half of your total.

    no worries!!


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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    Quote Originally Posted by cody82414 View Post
    but you add your gas into the total - which is more than half of your total.

    no worries!!
    thanks cody

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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    I'm upping my goal a little this time. DS1's Bday party is this month, both boys start school again and my schedule it changing. Got lots to adjust too so figure my OOP may go up a bit while we all adjust.
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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud17 View Post
    ok so 5 weeks
    $750 in gas ~$150 weekly
    375 food ~ $75 weekly
    $25 in cricket food ~$5 weekly
    $75 in coupons ~$25 weekly
    $1,225 total great I am goona have the largest goal again
    If it's $25 a week for 5 weeks wouldn't that be $125?
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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    Ook, I'll go with $400 again. If ya'll could see my calendar, you would say holey heck! Ihave something every single day, I don't know how I am gonna have time to cook.....

    I think its about time to invest in another crockpot.... Or 4.

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    Default Re: September 20011 Living off your stockpile challenge....sign up toay!

    Quote Originally Posted by jenrose View Post
    If it's $25 a week for 5 weeks wouldn't that be $125?
    i cant add thanks jen

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