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Old 02-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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i saved $300

By not eating out for 30 days! With our family of 9 even fast food is between $30-$40 a pop. So we decided to cut eating out all most completely this year. So every time we were tempted to cave or normally would have eaten out I counted the cost. We saved $300 the first month. We did eat out on a date with a gift card, dh and me and we broke our 30 days with a birthday dinner out and are now on a new 30 days and have already saved $30 we would have spent eating pizza after our kids HS Co-op.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #2
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That's a ton to save on food! Awesome.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Great job!! It's really motivating when you see a difference like that - it was the first thing we did when I quit working. Now we stick to once a month.
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Wow! Way to go! I know we could save a lot of money by eating out less.
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We are a family of seven and just running through starbucks with the girls a couple of times a week has become a big expense as well as eating out. I think we could easily save 400.0 a month if we just didn't do it. Maybe planning a night out once or twice a month as opposed to whenever we are hungry on a whim would really make a difference.
I need to try that!
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Great job!!!

I should figure out how much we saved (just based on what we have spent in months past). We haven't eaten fast food since Christmas Eve!!! And we have only eaten out once, and it was our planned monthly trip. We went to Red Robin, and I had a free meal on my Royalty card, plus I got Plink points for using the debit card there.
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Ladies, you are amazing. I need to get better about not eating out. Usually I use coupons or discounts, though. We ate at Wendy's several times because of the $1.99 kids meal promo last month. I just ordered the kid's meals for the kids and I made myself dinner when we got home.

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We made it a family goal as we want a vacation this summer. We get a lot of shoots and hollers when I announce " by not eating out this trip we have saved x amount" its like a family thing.
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We are a family of seven and just running through starbucks with the girls a couple of times a week has become a big expense as well as eating out. I think we could easily save 400.0 a month if we just didn't do it. Maybe planning a night out once or twice a month as opposed to whenever we are hungry on a whim would really make a difference.
I need to try that!
yes! Star bucks is our downfall. instead we make brownie and have tea/cocoa at home. Cut the starbucks down to once per month.
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