I'm sticking with the simple savings challenge... I don't mind if other families spend $50 for the week or even $100!! It's about saving money for a week.
If you manage to do it with more people on less well then the only winner is you because you'll have more money in your pocket.
When starting this thread it wasn't meant to cause debate. It's a challenge that already exists ... It's up to you how you'd like to do it or if you'd rather not even go there. You've got to be prepared to do things a bit differently for the week.
My kids would normally have much much more fruit (as would I). I also wouldn't use up crap like party pies left over from a child who stayed here who wouldn't eat anything else.
It's not about making excuses it's about using up things you have and really shopping on the bare minimum for the week. Looking at my list I think I'll be able to come in under $21 which is great for me!!! More $ saved
Have a little look at this link. In hindsight I should've explained the challenge in my original post. I didn't create this so it's really not up to me to defend it or change the rules. You can do with it what you'd like.
It actually says some people choose to only do it for main meals.
I think what's happened is that I've started a thread with a name that meant something to me ... which in my head was - 'the simple savings $21 challenge' but was interpreted differently as we often do challenges on the hub. I'm sorry about the confusion.
What I meant was 'who wants to do the simple savings $21 survival challenge?'