In response to my post “Falling off the Wagon” my friend Jess challenged me to spend only $30 a week on food for four weeks. This posting is my official acceptance of that challenge!
For the month of August I am attempting to spend only $30 a week on groceries. This will be difficult for me, but I thrive on challenges and competition, even if I am only competing with myself. I guess this means no more stops at Subway. I am not sure what I can eat for $30 a week that is healthy and this may require some innovative thinking on my part.
Rules of the Challenge:
- The $30 a week is for new food purchases only. I have some food in the house, although not much, and I don’t plan to calculate the actual price for ingredients from my kitchen or garden.
- I am not counting any “free” food toward the $30. I use the term “free” to mean any foods brought into the office to share and or any meals eaten at friends homes or purchased by others for me.
My only question is: If I have a gift card to a coffee shop does that count towards the $30 or is it “free” coffee ?