Friday, October 28, 2011

#RVA Frugal Challenge - November 2011 - How Much Food Can You Buy For Just $10?

We are excited to share that we have a new Frugal Challenge starting October 30th - open to anyone in the Richmond area who would like to join us!

If you haven't heard of our Frugal Challenges - take a moment and go here to see what we've been up to in the past year.

* The Goal: To purchase as many non-perishable food products as you can for just $10 out of pocket (not counting tax).  You CANNOT exceed the $10 Budget!                                                                  
* Who Can Participate:  Anyone that is local in the Richmond, Virginia area can participate.                                                                                      
* Prizes:  Bragging rights & the feeling of doing a good deed :-)                                                         
* Timing:  Challenge will begin on Sunday October 30, 2011, at 12:01 am and run through Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm EDT.                                                                  
* All collected food supplies will be donated to the Central Virginia Food Bank.        
* Start with a clean slate:  You CANNOT use any previously earned Gift Cards, Certificates or Store Rewards (Catalina's, Register Rewards,  Extra Care Bucks, Up Rewards, Max Perks, etc.) or Employee Discounts toward your purchases.  You CAN use any store rewards earned with your challenge purchases, towards additional challenge purchases, to increase your savings.                                                                   
* Where to Shop:  You can shop at any store that sells non-perishable food products.  You CANNOT shop online or through a wholesale supplier.                                                                   
* Purchase TrackingYou will need to keep track of your purchases with the Challenge Spreadsheet found here as a Google Document.  Download the file & add your full name at the end of the file name.  Enter in your purchase details in the "Challenge Spreadsheet" tab, located on the bottom left of this page. You will also need to keep track of each & every receipt.  If your receipt carries additional non-challenge items - those will need to be deducted from the overall total & crossed out.  The 'Challenge Spreedsheet" showing all of your purchase details AND all receipts will need to be turned in upon completion of challenge to detemine the winners.                                                                  
* Spreadsheet & Receipt Submission:  All spreadsheets need to be completed & emailed in to no later than 12pm (Noon) EDT on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  All receipts will need to be placed in an envelope with your name & email address on the outside and turned in along with your supplies at the drop off date, December 1, 2011.

*Supply Drop Off: Following the completion of the challenge, you will need to bring your supplies purchased and receipts to the Tuckahoe Library on Thursday, December 1, 2011 between the hours of 4-6:30pm.
* All non-perishable foods are appreciated but please reference the CVFB's website here to see a list of urgently needed food items.     
** Our goal is to help you rethink the power of $10.  Not only in terms of your grocery shopping but in terms of helping others by donating much needed goods.  Thank you for participating! **

Please "Like" our new RVA Coupon Pros Facebook Page where under the 'RVA Frugal Food Challenge' tab you will find all of the rules, regulations, instructions & the link for to download the Challenge Tracking Spreadsheet.

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