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Success! Success?

So a little while ago I posted about coupons and wondering if I could feed my family on $50 a week.  You can read that post here.  I'm happy to say that I can.  In a way.  HyVee was having a pretty good sale so I didn't stop at $50, I made the hour trip (one way, mind you) worth the gas it took to get there and bought extra of some of the sale items.  Here's how it went down:

Sloppy Joe Sauce $0.67
Hamburger Buns $0.99
Crinkle Cut Fries $6.18 (ginormous bag that will last more than a few meals)
Pizza Crust $4.45 (pkg of 2)
Jar of pizza sauce $1.85
2 bags of shredded cheese $3.00
Hamburger meat $6.00
Pork Chops $10.00

A few more things that I can't remember.  But the point is, I can feed us dinner for $50 including a few snack items.  It's definitely not enough to feed us breakfast and lunch for a week too, but it's a start.  I think what I'm going to do is allow for $75 for food and $25 for household goods such as toothpaste and shampoo and dogfood and make it an even $100 a week.  Use cash only and when it's gone it's gone.  Right?  Right! 

Did anyone else try this week?


  1. Michelle said...:

    What a great challenge! I may have to join in next week! I'm always up for a challenge!

  1. mombo880 said...:

    Michelle, you really should! We can compare our shopping trips and tips, lol. I want my 11 year old to help me play the coupon game so I can get better organized and save even more but so far he's not that bored. :)

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