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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Grocery Challenge Day #7

This is the last day of the grocery challenge. I made it!! I spent $36.56!!! This DID NOT include drink here or there or the occasional $1 hamburger my husband may have purchased for the kids. This was strictly groceries. I DID NOT eat out AT ALL!!! Today for breakfast was either cereal, pop tarts, toast, and/or applesauce. Lunch was chips/salsa,Cheese Nips, and turkey sandwiches. The afternoon snack was FREE frozen drinks from Long John Silvers and brownies. Dinner will be hamburgers!!!!!!!!! Sit down for this one! Dillon's today....Total before coupons...$79.58.....after coupons....-51, I had to buy a candy bar.grand total .03 cents.

Grocery Challenge Day #6

Yesterday was day #6 of my grocery challenge!!! I think I will make it. However, I do have a slight change. I am not going to count when we get popcorn, my girls go with a friend somewhere and buy a snack, etc. That wasn't my intention. My intention was to lower my weekly grocery bill. So, I am going to add the $10 back in from the popcorn this week. Therefore, my total is $17.56. Last night I spent $19.00 at Dillon's. My new total is $36.56. I bought the following: bag of salad, 12 boxes of General Mills cereal, box of Cheese Nips, three 1/2 gallon cartons of ice cream, and a box of Hormel turkey. I saved 73% of my bill. For breakfast we had toast, cantaloupe or cereal. Lunch was turkey sandwiches. Dinner was salad, Italian shells and cheese, cheesy garlic bread, and cantaloupe.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Grocery Challenge Day #5

Today was the last day of the 'kid movies' at the mall. Therefore, I spent $5 on popcorn again. That brings my food total to $27.56. Tonight we ate sloppy joe's for dinner. We just snacked on little things for lunch because I knew we would have popcorn at the movie. I didn't go to the store today. I really ought to go soon because I have some great coupons to match the Dillon's ads. I have some great ice cream coupons for this week but I have NO room left in any of the 3 freezers. Darn!! Breakfast was cantaloupe. I got 5 of them from my friend's, grandpa's garden! SCORE!!! Not bad so far.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grocery Challenge Day #4

Today is day #4 of the grocery challenge. Oops. Madison and I didn't eat breakfast. Lunch today was tomato soup. Tonight for dinner is bbq chicken, corn, tomatoes, yogurt and biscuits. I didn't spend any money on food today. I am going to have to buy some milk soon and other groceries so I can "stock up" on food for the upcoming weeks. Dillons has a pretty good ad this week.

Grocery Challenge Day #3

Yesterday was day #3 of the grocery challenge. One thing I didn't post was that my husband and 3 of our kids were trail bike riding for four days and 3 nights. They rented a cabin which had a kitchenette. I packed food for them so they wouldn't have to eat out. So, when you see I had frozen pizza or something so simple, that was because it was either just me or my daughter and me. Otherwise, I would have cooked a better meal for the 6 of us. Last night I only snacked for dinner because I took Madison out to a movie and we bought a $5 bag of popcorn. That brings my total to $22.56 out of my $50 grocery spending for the week. Not bad. For lunch yesterday Madison and I had pizza rolls.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Grocery Challenge Day #2

Today I spent $2.55 on food. I am up to $17.56. Remember, I already have some food at home. I am 'cleaning out food'. I did go to Dillons and saved 86% of my bill. I spent $9.82 and saved $44.75. I will post a picture of what I purchased. There are items such as: Dawn, Tampax, Crest, etc. You can see the rest in the picture. I spent $1.02 at Walgreens. My total BEFORE tax was actually .16 cents!! I will post a picture of those items as well. I purchased items such as deodorant and wipes. For lunch today was frozen pizza and sandwiches and the same items were for dinner. So far, so good. I think I can spend $50 or less for 7 days of eating for 6 people. We'll see!

Grocery Challenge Day #1

Yesterday was the first day of the grocery challenge. Remember, I am going to use what I already have as well. So, I am guessing the first week will be the least expensive. However, I spent $15.01 on baking items and I baked for six hours yesterday. I mad a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, double batch of peanut butter cookies, four boxes of corn bread muffins, a batch of biscuits, and I browned six pounds of deer meat. Today my mom and Rick took Madison and me out-to-eat for my mom's birthday so I didn't spend money on dinner. For breakfast my family ate a combination of foods. We ate either toast, toast with peanut butter, cereal, or yogurt. Lunch was pizza rolls. Today for breakfast was either toast, apple sauce, or health bars. I only have $35 dollars left for the week. I think I can do it!