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Frugal Bento Month: How much have you saved?

As part of Frugal Bento Month, I've posted a simple challenge: Keep track of what you're saving by bringing bentos for lunch instead of buying lunch. I thought it might be fun to total up everyone's savings. So, use this thread to let us know how much you've saved (weekly or at the end of the month), and I'll total it up at the end of April!

Week 3 Challenge Motivation~What is lurking in your cupboard?

(From the forum)

Part of this weeks budget challenge for me is to keep my weekly shop to the bare minimum by digging deep into my cupboards and seeing what I can use. For my bentos I am going to tackle at least some long ignored canned tuna, and some tofu.

But I do have a few other oddities like the jar of pickled cockles that someone gave to me. ???

Tell us! What is lurking in your cupboard that you can use and/or what is the strangest thing you have hanging about? :)

Challenge Week 3 Talk

The Week 3 Challenge details are live! Week 3 officially starts on Monday, January 26th.

Don’t forget to wrap up your Week 2 before tackling Week 3.

The third week of anything is the toughest, so hang in there!

I’ve seen that a few people are feeling a bit overwhelmed. I am repeating myself but please, remember that this is for you, it’s not a competition against other people. continue reading...