groceryshopping1 I’m a big fan of All You magazine – each issue is loaded with valuable coupons, as well as interesting stories about “real” women. Starting July 13, they’re having a Grocery Challenge contest. If you’re selected as the winner, you could win a $1,000 grocery gift card and a year of side dishes from Knorr. The challenge is to spend no more than $25 per family member per week on food (the cost of takeout and restaurant meals count!). You must also save your grocery receipts in case you are selected as the winner.

Creativity does count here  – you can barter for some of your food, grow it, use stockpiled food or use some other strategy to reduce your costs. (Think coupons!) The healthiness of your meals counts too.

Click here to sign up for the challenge. When you register, you’ll have access to a spending log where you can easily record your costs.

If you’d like to subscribe to All You, Deal Seeking Mom has a great deal on a 2-year subscription. Click here to get it.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Keen via a Creative Commons license.