Now, I'm not talking about take-out or special occasion dinners - I mean JUST groceries. If you add up all the trips to the supermarket, Costco or Sam's, and the snack food you grab while at Target, you might be stunned to see that what you thought was a reasonable amount is literally busting your budget!
I know, I know - budget seems like a boring, no-fun kind of word to some people. But you and I know that budgets are an important way to feed your family while staying financially healthy, so you try to stick to one. Still, with rising prices and the sheer chaos of weekly grocery shopping, it can feel downright impossible to feed your family AND stay on track with your spending!
Maybe you've tried meal planning, but then quickly realized it was taking hours of extra effort. I mean, you have to research and choose recipes, inventory what you have in the pantry and fridge, make sure everything you have is still fresh, check what's on sale, revise your recipe choices, make long and specific lists for each store - and that's before you even leave the house!
Oh, and then when you get to the store, it can take SO long and feel so crowded and chaotic you end up abandoning the list altogether. "You want a $6 box of cereal? Sure, I guess so. Corn on the cob? Well, it's not really in season, but I didn't plan a side for Tuesday yet, so put it in the cart. Fresh squeezed orange juice? Well, it WOULD be nice..."
Next thing you know, you're at the checkout, you've only got half of what you need for this week's dinners, and the grand total is WAY MORE than you anticipated!
- you felt in total control of the money you hand over at the checkout every week?
- you were confident that you were stretching your dollars as far as they can go?
- you felt FREE from the sick feeling you get when you know you're wasting money? And even better...
- you knew you were serving your family delicious, health-conscious meals?
- you didn't have to spend tons of time preparing, researching and shopping?
- you had a system where all of this was not only possible, but your new normal?
This is SO MUCH MORE than just another printable or non-specific shopping list, and it's WAY BETTER than a judgy "Buy This, Not That" article that doesn't really fit your family's needs.
The Grocery Budget Makeover is a TOTAL SPENDING OVERHAUL that will help you STOP OVERSPENDING, STOP WASTING MONEY, and FOREVER CHANGE your mindset and strategy when it comes to grocery shopping.
When you're done with this program, you will confidently walk the aisles of your supermarket, knowing that you're snagging THE BEST DEALS and getting all the things you need to make the MOST DELICIOUS MEALS at home!
The Grocery Budget Makeover will totally change the way you shop for groceries - you will spend less money in the store, AND less time in the planning and prep process!
How do I know that this life-changing course works? Let me tell you a story...
Years ago I would wander through the grocery store, randomly grabbing ingredients that I thought would make a nice, simple meal and tossing them into my cart. I didn’t pay attention to shelf tags, sale prices, store ads…I just showed up, shopped and left. Sometimes I forgot things and had to run back to the store, sometimes I left things in the back of the fridge too long and forgot to use them, and sometimes I just gave up and ordered a pizza because it was easier.
I flushed way too much money down the drain with this kind of shopping style.
One day, I totaled up our spending and was CRUSHED to find that our food cost had ballooned way out of control - it was more than DOUBLE what I estimated I should spend. I had to get things under control - my family's finances depended on it. So, I set out to cut our family grocery bill and create a plan so I wouldn't waste money and food again.
It took some time to figure it all out, but the combination of strategies and tactics that I utilized completely changed the way I shop forever. I was able to reduce our grocery spending by HALF!
Our family of (then) four quickly went from spending over $500 per month to still eating phenomenal meals for $250 per month! This sounds amazing, right?
What would you do with hundreds of extra dollars in YOUR budget?
There’s a lot to the grocery planning process and routine, but when you have all the pieces working well together, you can start to see these same significant savings!
Want all the pieces to the grocery shopping puzzle for yourself? I've created an incredible resource for you - the Grocery Budget Makeover. While I’ve shared many, many, many budget friendly recipes on $5 Dinners for almost 10 years, I’ve never actually pulled together all of my shopping, meal planning, couponing and cooking strategies into one place. That’s what the Grocery Budget Makeover is all about…it’s all my secrets and tactics, put together in a way that’s easy to digest (pun intended!) and guides you on a journey to spending way less money on groceries than you are now.
I have compiled all the worksheets from the online class into the NEW Grocery Budget Makeover Workbook. The workbook is a convenient way to keep all the worksheets (and your work and notes!) together in one place. The workbook lessons coordinate with the videos in the Grocery Budget Makeover! Great way for you to "get the most out of your makeover!" You'll see the option below to add the printed, bound workbook to your registration. We mail them to you them daily, to ensure it arrives to you quickly!
But I know what you’re thinking. (I really do!) If we were shooting the breeze about all this around my kitchen table, here’s what I would say in response to your questions. (Pretend we’re sitting at my table, sipping coffee or sweet tea or soda or whatever.)
You CAN succeed and learn a new way of shopping for groceries. When you complete the exercises outlined in the program, you'll start seeing results - big, awesome MONEY SAVING RESULTS...and you're going to LOVE IT.
But if you feel like it’s not working for you, or that you aren’t getting the value from the program, you can request a refund. To be eligible for a refund, simply show completed worksheets up until the point of refund request. The only way to see results in any makeover is to take action - if you complete your work within the first 1 week, and you decide you aren’t seeing results, no problem - I will happily refund your entire purchase and you can be on your merry way.
This is my "show me you’re trying and if it doesn’t work, I’ll refund your purchase" guarantee. I want to have a group of committed friends who really want to make a difference in their grocery spending.
That's right - if the course doesn’t help you save money within the first week, you get 100% of your money back. I know it will, so I’m not worried. You’ll save money within the first week if you get to work right away. (NOTE - refunds will not be granted after a week since your purchase. By that point, you'll be saving so much money and time, you won't even want one anyway.) I should also let you know that you’ll have lifetime access to this content, so you can move at your own pace if "life gets in the way" then you can come back and finish when your schedule allows.
Registration for Erin's Grocery Budget Makeover online class is now open...when you're ready! Secure your spot today by registering below!
"By breaking the elements of grocery budget savings down into bite sized weekly pieces and initiation challenges in line with each week’s 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. "Hi Erin, here's my latest update on grocery spending: From $420 in May to $365 in July, it's not a huge jump but I'm happy as the habits are more important to me. I'm definitely going to keep going with the spending tracker as it keeps me more aware as to what I'm spending on. At first, I thought the program was too slow/simple but after a few weeks I really loved it, it really gave me time to sink into the topic and try it and not rush onto the next item especially as life got busier!" ~ Agnes "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." ~ Kim
Still Haven’t Decided? Think about how quickly the investment will earn itself back. Think about what you’d do with an extra $2400 a year (if you see $200 a month savings!). Challenge yourself to multiply the investment 5 fold and try to save $250 during the course of the makeover. You can totally do this! When you commit to the makeover and learning what changes you need to make, it'll blow you away - together we'll rock your grocery spending! So what are you waiting for?