• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #49

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #49: This week we ended up finding some great deals on a few items, butter, cereal, mangoes, pineapple, pomegranates and greens. As we mentioned last week, we discovered a local veggie shop that offers 1/2 price produce on Mondays, it's worth it to shop locally and check around and pay attention to when things become freshly re-stocked. If you have a habit of eating fresh produce right away when you purchase it, you can often find great discounts by buying it just
    before the store/market restocks.
    We also found name brand cereal on sale for $1.25 a box - which is a great deal in itself (if you don't mind clipping coupons) you can easily get an additional .50 of the deal, to make it even sweeter. Our local stores frequently have better deals on Sunday afternoons/nights and Monday mornings.

    Total Spent this week $55.63- purchased 12 boxes of cereal, 14 pounds of butter, lettuce, celery, carrots, cabbage, mango, pomegranates, pineapples, green peppers, cauliflower, vanilla yogurt, milk, sour cream and cream cheese. We still have a few tangelos and grapefruit leftover from last week, so we're
    incorporating those into this weeks menu as well.

    Monday 3rd:

    Tuesday 4th:

    Wednesday 5th:

    • Breakfast: Grapefruit halves & Toast
    • Lunch: Chipotle Chicken Wraps (from leftovers)
    • Dinner: Chop Suey & Garlic Bread

    Thursday 6th:

    Friday 7th:

    Saturday 8th:

    Sunday 9th:

    Various Snacks:

    Drinks included:
    * Iced Tea (Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Cranberry Spritzers
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    A few things I'd like to share: If you're just joining us, I would like to mention that we raise our own chickens for fresh eggs, which is why you'll never see them listed in the groceries purchased.

    • The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month-
      a guide of how and where to cut grocery expenses to get spending under control while providing an eye-opening view of the dirty manipulation tactics retailers use to keep you spending

    • $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help across the USA- Do you find yourself struggling to reduce your grocery bill each month? Check out our Menu plan help across the USA to see if your area has been featured for more 1-on-1 help, if not, feel free to add your request to have your city/state featured.

    • Current Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends for the month of December, so you know what savings to expect

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