52 Week Money Challenge- Week 3
It’s another week in the 52 week challenge! How are you doing so far? Are you keeping up with putting the money in your jar or bank each week? If you need help with weekly reminders, then sign up for our 52 week challenge newsletter!
Here’s this week’s savings tip: Buy Seasonings in Bulk
Any cook worth his (or her) salt has a bunch of seasonings in their pantry. (No pun intended!) You may have your basics like chilli powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and onion salt, but long to try something new and interesting. One of the biggest reasons for this may be a price issue. Seasonings and spices can get quite spendy!
You can save so much money if you invest in a good set of spice jars and buy in bulk. This is one way you can really keep your grocery bill down in a huge way because the savings are so big, it might cost you mere cents for months worth of spices. That’s right, you are being way over-charged for spices.
To get spices in bulk, buy them at health and whole foods stores, typically. You pay for just what you need and I have never paid more than $2.00 for spices when I buy in bulk. The best part of this, is, not only do you save a lot, but many times, the spices are organic in nature and much fresher.
Some spices are so cheap, they will be less than a dollar. Something I used frequently is dried chives. Because they are so light, I can buy a large sized bag of them for around 50 cents. This would cost me over $4.00 normally for 1/10 of what I get buying in bulk.
Buying spices in bulk also allows you to save money on seasoning mixes like pumpkin pie spice, taco seasoning and so on. You can buy the ingredients to make these seasonings and mix them up in your kitchen rather than paying for convenience.
Another great savings tip: Ways to cut Grocery costs!
It’s not too late to join the 52 Week Money Challenge.
Why should You join the 52 week money savings challenge?
Most families are on the constant look out for ways to save more money. This challenge is easy and doesn’t require you to do a lot each week. It starts out with just saving a $1 on the first week. Or, if you’re doing the challenge in reverse, then $52 bucks.
It’s an easy way to save money and it does work if you apply just a little self-discipline and you are determined to save money. And having a goal is a good way reach your saving objective. Below are a few saving goal:
- You can use the money you saved to pay for your Christmas at the end of the year.
- Go on a vacation
- Jump-start a college fund
- Pay off debt
- Buy a car
- This could be your first time actually saving money in a bank account
The reasons for saving extra money are endless!But the key is getting started!
People tend to do better when faced with a challenge (of any kind).
- You will receive a weekly email reminder telling you to make your deposit into the bank or jar
- You will also receive a weekly savings tip on a way that you can save that week.
- You will receive inspiring stories and ways to save money each week!
- Many people and blogs start out doing this challenge within their communities. But by March, most have fallen off the band wagon. As you can see,by just looking at our 52 weekly challenge archive, you can see that we kept up with it each week.
- I’ve personally and successfully completed this money saving challenge two years in a row! I am doing this challenge right along with you and to encourage you along the way. And if you need to tweak it to fit your families needs, save more , etc. then I am here to help you with that too!
- You can find out more about the 52 Week Challenge HERE
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