A Family Experiment/Project: The Grocery Store


Can we go two weeks without buying any more groceries?


Couponing is a great hobby. It benefits our family immensely and I’ve met lots of great people. However, it can also be a challenge to regulate how many “amazing deals” one family and their pantry can hold. My friends and family predict that we can last a year. These are the same people who are waiting for some sort of national disaster to strike so they can come to our house and raid all the food, toothpaste and toilet paper.

My hypothesis:

Our family can last two weeks without going to the grocery store (See exclusions below)

This will save us time, money, gas and storage space (duh!)


These items can be purchased

o Milk
o Eggs
o Bread - look out Betty Crocker, I’m going to make some of it at home, (In a whisper voice so Betty can’t hear – I have a bread maker)
o Fresh fruits and veggies

The above items can only be purchased twice for the duration of the experiment

This DOES include our trip to the lake for 4th of July.

This DOES NOT include what we need to bring for a party next weekend.


I’m going to try and put a poll up so you can vote.

And so, tomorrow morning, it begins . . . .


Clueless_Mama said...

I would love to know if this works for you. I need to do something like that until my pantry is empty!

This Real Mommy said...

So far, so good. I will post the results on Monday when I get back from vacation. :)