The Grocery Budget Makeover has helped people shave hundreds off their monthly grocery spending. I asked a few friends who went through the makeover this past summer to share their thoughts and experiences. You can read their words and hear their stories below.
Please take a moment to listen, because my guess is you can relate to their situations and you want to see the same results they have seen!
I JUST received this email from Julie who was in our most recent class…
“I’m really enjoying this challenge. I realized I’m already doing some great things for my budget (meal planning and a solid grocery list organized by store layout). However, I started to think outside the box and I tried something new this month. I live in southern CA and I shop at Vons. It’s pretty and shiny, smells like fresh baked bread, and there is a Starbucks inside. Do you see where I’m going with this? I’m paying big bucks for a grocery shopping experience. Don’t get me wrong…I love my pretty and shiny store. However, I checked my budgeting program and we averaged $950/month for a family of four last year. We eat VERY well! I bit the bullet and went to Costco and Stater Bros this month. Talk about no frills! However, I spent $650 for March. That is a $300 savings from just changing stores. I just put another $300 toward credit card debt. I’m motivated! Thank you for the encouragement and support! ~ Julie”
Many of the tools that Erin shares on Grocery Budget Makeover are tools that I already knew about. But what I didn’t know was how to really use them all together in a way that made sense. When I worked the system that Erin taught us, everything made sense, it was simple, and I saved hundreds! And I’m excited to save hundreds more! ~ Toni L.
What made the Grocery Budget Makeover so perfect for me was that it was delivered in small, digestible bites. You carefully laid it out and walked me through the process. It really was a progressive walk through the grocery planning process. It was perfect for me because it wasn’t too much information at once. The thing that was most impactful for us as a family was having a plan for shopping and our meals.
Listen to Kim’s Grocery Budget Makeover Experience
I am happy with the Grocery Budget Makeover program because it helped me to save money on groceries. There were many helpful tips in the program, some of which were new to me and some I already knew about but wasn’t sure how to put them all together to make it all work for me. This program showed me how to put all the pieces together and gave me the motivation to save money on groceries! The Grocery Budget Makeover helped me save $100 per month on my groceries so far and I think I can get my budget down even more as I fully implement all that I’ve learned. ~ Sue A.
I have a set budget of $800 a month for our family of 7. Each month I found myself going over that $800 and I needed to get that back under control and get back to our $800 a month. I had been working on my own to figure out how to save money on groceries, but the Grocery Budget Makeover made a lot of things click in my head and helped me connect the dots. For the past 2 months, I made it back under my $800 a month budget.
Listen to Katie’s Grocery Budget Makeover Story
By breaking the elements of grocery budget savings down into bite sized weekly pieces and initiation challenges in line with each weeks lessons, I was able to see where I was wasting my efforts and money. I don’t know that I’ll ever be a “couponer” or CVS/Walgreens deal chaser but I have significantly reduced my grocery shopping dollars through the lessons taught in this course. Thank you so much! ~ Skylar A.
The Grocery Budget Makeover offers a focused, one step at a time program and you can go back and see the content at anytime. For me, I’m still spending the same amount of money ($430/month for food) on my groceries, but I’m able to buy more (to build my stockpile) with the same amount. The savings will show up in different ways.
Listen to Morag’s Grocery Budget Makeover Story
I have learned the importance of the basics of making a list and planning BEFORE you are in the grocery store parking lot made all the difference. The Grocery Budget Makeover changed the way I looked at grocery shopping and now there’s a peace to grocery shopping. Thank you for making grocery shopping easier for me. ~ Veronica Y.
I am all about trying to be organized and wanted something beyond what you offer on $5 Dinners. The most valuable thing I learned is planning your meals ahead of time and not going to the grocery store on the fly. I love all the different ways to make your shopping list too. I don’t have 5 hours a week to plan my list and menus, so the efficiency I learned was really helpful. It’s worth the investment because you will learn how to do things more efficiently, starting from the very beginning of the process.”
Listen to Melanie’s Grocery Budget Makeover Story