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5/17/11 8:09 P

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I did a total thru the 1st 15 days and have only spent $139.88 but not a normal mo with DH in hospital so much! Will see how the 2nd half goes.

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5/16/11 5:32 P

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not as good as i would like . that is how low i can go. not far enough .

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5/12/11 10:24 P

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Well, having to buy some specialty items for DH so will see how things shake out at month end.

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5/8/11 2:24 A

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60SIXTY: RITE AID AID ALSO WILL HONOR COUPONS AS WELL AS THEIR UP CASH BACK REWARDS THAT PRINT OUT ON THEIR REGISTER TAPES WITH THEIR SALE ITEMS. I SAVE A LOT EACH WEEK ON FOOD ITEMS. I ALSO FOUND OUT FROM A CLERK THAT HER PARTICULAR STORE MARKS DOWN CLEARANCE ON TUESDAYS, MOST TO 75% OFF, SO I MAKE SURE TO STOP IN TUESDAYS . I WAS ABLE TO GET SOME REALLY GOOD FOOD DEALS THAT WAY.




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5/7/11 10:48 P

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This isn't going to be a normal month with hubby in hospital, I am not cooking so not buying anything!

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5/5/11 8:22 A

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Yesterday, I bought natural canned almonds at Walgreens. Two cans for the price of one, plus, I had a 75 cent coupon off on two of the cans. They are the only store that allows me to combine a coupon with a store special. today I shop, I will add my Walgreen bill to my groceries today.

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5/4/11 10:32 P

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Keeping track so will total it up at month end.

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5/2/11 12:59 P

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I'm in. We use only cash for groceries. I'm going to see how much cash I have left:)

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5/2/11 10:52 A

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I wish I could participate in this challenge, but the BF does all of the grocery shopping. I do know that when I lived alone, I spent $15-$20 a week on groceries. Beans, rice, pasta, frozen veggies and oatmeal! Healthy and cheap!

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5/1/11 8:07 P

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We have been trying to EAT LESS and spend less and use a credit card that pays for gas,
food (including papers items and any clothing we may need due to smaller sizes). We spent
$420.00 in April for the 2 of us. Will try to figure out what it was just for food in May.

































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5/1/11 5:43 P

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I guess I wasn't really thinking when I said I'd like to keep it to $100 for the month. There are two of us, so I guess I'll need to shoot for keeping it at or below $200 for the month. That will at least give me some money to buy milk and apples with...

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5/1/11 4:33 P

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I am up for the challenge, I have kept track of our grocery spending in the past and averaged about $300-$400 a month for our family of four. Of course, it varied on how much entertaining we did and how much my daughter bought her lunch at school, etc. Now that we are changing our eating lifestyle it would be interesting to compare. Our biggest expense is for Lactose free milk for my 2yo, that stuff is crazy expensive and she goes through it so fast! If food stamps average $25 a week per person, that would be $100 a week for us, I'm thinking that should be easy to stay under! I'm a coupon and sale queen! lol

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5/1/11 2:28 P

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Right now we are poor, and beans and rice are cheap. I'd like to think that we could do with $100 for the whole month's groceries...but we probably can't because we'lll still have to buy fresh milk and eggs and apples. (Beans also have a lot of fiber, which is something my hubby sometimes likes to spend a lot of money on, so that part of this month's poverty diet will actually be a useful thing.)

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5/1/11 9:43 A

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Average food stamps? Do you mean how much they give you to spend on food?
I am not familiar with this.

We are trying to figure out how much we spend per day on FOOD ITEMS only, right?




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5/1/11 9:40 A

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THIS WOULD BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT. I NOTICED, AGAIN, THAT THE PACKAGE IS GETTING SMALLER WHILE THE PRICE EITHER STAYS THE SAME OR RAISES ALSO READ WHERE MORE PEOPLE ARE PUTING IN GARDENS. emoticon

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5/1/11 7:36 A

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This is about food only. It doesn't include laundry detergent or toilet paper. Just items that can be purchased with food stamps. I know a few of you are really talented at this.
Different parts of the country & world may have different price ranges - but let's figure how much we are spending per person per week. I have read that the average food stamps per week is $25 per person. [Actually, I don't think it is that high.]
How low can you spend and still put healthy meals on the table?
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