I like the shopping list challenge as well. But instead of competing with others - we compete with ourselves and post our savings? We can still have teams and see who can creatively use cheaper (like seasonal) items, make their own from scratch or replace a pricey item with something else.
For example - I love Morningstar Farms Pizza Veggie Burgers but they are $3.79 for a box of 4 at Trader Joe's. I'm experimenting with making my own for far, far less. Ditto on whole grain bread products like pita or pizza crust.
Perhaps we could state a favorite item, the price, and indicate what the substitute cost (and post a recipe if you make it yourself). Or indicate that you replaced out-of-season strawberries with an in-season fruit such as a tangelo and the cost savings.
I would also like to be part of an ongoing cardio and/or strenght training challenge - esp if it involved creative ideas for exercises done with minimal expense that is FUN!
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