I’m really excited to get my grocery budget in check with going organic. One of the most common reasons I hear about why people don’t coupon, is that there are not enough deals on organic products. While I do buy a number of organic food items each week, I do not buy them exclusively. Why? Because they cost more. It’s true.
That doesn’t mean we can’t fit organic in our budget. It just means it’s going to take a little more work and research in the beginning and that’s what I’m setting out to do! I’m challenging myself to buy all organic for 4 weeks and keep my purchases within a budget. This is one of my goals of 2013 and one that I’m really excited about.
I’ll be sharing coupons, products, stores that I shop and my full shopping trips to help inspire you to buy what you need for your family within a budget!
Here’s the Rules:
*I must buy only organic products for 4 full weeks.
*I can use products I’ve purchased in the past in my meals at home even if they are not organic. (There’s no point in wasting food.)
*I must stay within my budget.
What is my budget?
My budget is to spend no more than $75 per week for our family of 4. That’s a total of $300 for 4 weeks. This is a bit more than my typical budget, but organic does cost more and so therefore I want to be realistic in my approach.
Where will I shop?
I’m really excited to hear that Aldi has a new line of organic products! In making this as realistic as possible for all of us, I plan to shop there and like I usually do by picking only one or two stores each week based on their deals.
How will I know what a good price is?
I don’t right now. I admit that I’m not as well researched in the organic department. I can tell you a rock bottom price on almost anything in the grocery store, except organic. I hope that this series and the research I do beforehand will help all of us get in tune with buying organic products and saving money.
And that’s where my research comes in. Before I start buying, I want to step into each of the stores I typically shop at and figure out what their regular prices are on organic products we use quite often. All my research will be shared here before I start my 4 week challenge. I hope it will help you lead you in saving as well!
Organic Product Grocery Price-Match
Let’s start NOW!
Tonight I’m heading to Buehler’s, Kroger, Meijer and Aldi. (I’ll be heading to Whole Foods, Giant Eagle, Wal-mart and Trader Joes later this week) I plan to check out their prices on the major items we buy each week. Since these will be a large part of our budget, and I don’t plan on cutting back on our milk and eggs, I need to know who has the best price.
And I need your help! Please leave a comment below and add to the list of items you want me to research and price match!
I’m really excited about this series, an I hope you are too! I’ll share my price-match results soon!
More In This Series:
- Go Organic On A Budget : 5 Tips to Save on Organic
- Go Organic On A Budget : My Thoughts On Going All Organic
- Go Organic On A Budget : Shopping Organic Week 4
- Go Organic On A Budget : Shopping Organic Week 3
- Go Organic On A Budget : My Favorite New Products (So Far….)
- Go Organic On A Budget : Shopping Organic Week 2
- Go Organic On A Budget : Your Questions Answered
- Go Organic On A Budget : Shopping Organic Week 1
- Go Organic On A Budget : Grocery Price Match Day 1
- Go Organic On A Budget : The Rules