• $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help: Liverpool, NY

    This spotlight for this weeks $50 Menu plan help across the USA is on Liverpool, New York ! Find out where to shop in Onondaga County to get the best deals and prices . . .
    Alimen419 wrote, "I would love some help!! 13090 Stores: wegmans, price chopper, tops (also in the area: aldi, target, walmart (not supercenter)) THANKS SO MUCH!!"

    Alimen didn't share a lot of details about their circumstances, so we're going to assume that this menu plan is for a family of 4.

    Aldi Deals from this weeks
    (February 3rd-9th)

    4# Bag Navel Oranges $1.49
    Strawberries $1.49 lb
    Cantaloupe $1.29 ea
    Pineapple $1.75
    Grapefruit .49 ea
    Mandarin Oranges 3#'s $1.99
    1lb Peanut Butter $1.99
    Style Diced tomatoes .59
    Spareribs 2.49lb
    White Tuna Fish 1.19 can
    Greek Yogurt .44 cup
    Vanilla Yogurt 1.99
    Fresh Blueberries 1.29

    Aldi Every Day Low Prices
    Bread $1.19 loaf
    Bananas .44lb
    Artisan Lettuce $1.99
    Green Peppers 3/$1.99
    Cucumbers .75 ea
    Frozen Ground Turkey $1.69 lb
    Old Fashioned Oats- Oatmeal $1.69
    10 lbs Potatoes 2.50 (or less)
    Fresh Mushrooms 1.29
    Pepperoni 2.29
    Dark Chocolate 10oz bar 1.29
    eggs $1.09
    Frozen Veggies 14-16oz bag $1
    $2.99 (5 lbs)

    Wegmans from This Weeks Flyer
    Jan 6th, 2013 thru April 6th

    Whole Roasting Chicken .99lb
    Shredded Cheese $2/4 (Here's how to get it for less than $1.25)
    Pork Shoulder Blade Roast $1.29lb
    Fresh Ground Beef 80% lean $2.19 lb
    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99 lb (cheaper at Sam's Club)
    5#'s Potatoes $1.99 (Usually cheaper at Aldi- check!
    Banana .49 lb (again usually cheaper at Aldi, check your local store!)
    Frozen Veggies .99 lb
    Wegmans Pasta Sauce .99
    Wegmans Pasta .89
    Wegmans Cereal $1.99
    Wegmans Peanut Butter $1.69
    Wegmans Tuna .00
    Wegmans Giant Bread .99

    Price Chopper Deals from this Weeks Flyer 2/3-2/9
    Location: 3863 State Route 31, Clay 13090

    5#'s of potatoes are listed as B1G1- but they don't list the price.
    None worth mentioning.

    Sam's Club
    Deals from this weeks Flyer

    5lb Bag Shredded
    Mozzarella Cheese $12.26 (= 1.22 per 8 oz pkg)
    5 lb Bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese $12.26 (= 1.22 per 8 oz pkg)
    Pork Butt $1.58 lb
    Boneless Skinless Chix Breast $1.77

    Save-a-Lot Deals from this weeks flyer Jan 27- Feb 9th
    Chicken Drumsticks or thighs .99lb
    Hillshire Farm Kielbasa $1.99
    Red or Green Grapes $1.49 lb
    15lb Bag Russet Potatoes $2.99
    Iceburg Lettuce $1
    Red or Yellow Peppers $1
    Hormel Pepperoni $1
    Pint Grape Tomatoes $1
    Butterball Turkey Bacon $1

    Tops Deals from this Weeks Flyer Feb 3rd-9th
    Buy 1 (3.5 lb) Chuck Roast (get 1 lb carrots, 1 bag brown & serve rolls, 3 #s potatoes, 2lbs baby onions, 1.5 Liter Soda, Pepperidge Farm Layer Cake) price isn't listed on the meat though!

    Fresh Pork Spare Ribs All Natural, Smithfield, Any size pkg. $1.99 lb.
    Tops Fresh Homestyle Roasting Chicken 99 lb.
    California Seedless
    Navel Oranges 6 lb. bag $3.99
    Birds Eye Fresh Frozen Select Vegetables $1 ea (currently a coupon out on these)
    Semi Whole Boneless Ham $1.49 lb
    Tops Sour Cream $1.50
    red delicious apples .99 lb
    Mango $1 ea
    Idaho Russets 10#'s $3.99
    Fresh Mushrooms $2

    Other Stores Nearby

    Potential Grocery List & Plan:
    A= Aldi W= Wegmans P= Price Chopper Sams= Sam's Club
    (A) 4# Bag Navel Oranges $1.49
    (A) Strawberries $1.49 lb
    (A) Cantaloupe $1.29 ea
    (A) Pineapple $1.75
    (A) Diced tomatoes .59 x 3
    (A) Crushed Tomatoes 28 oz .99
    (A) Greek Yogurt .44 cup
    (A) Vanilla Yogurt 1.99
    (A) Bananas .44lb x 4lbs = $1.76
    (A) Artisan Lettuce $1.99
    (A) Green Peppers 3/$1.99
    (A) Cucumbers .75 ea
    (A) Frozen Ground Turkey $1.69 lb x 3 = $5.07
    (A) Old Fashioned Oats- Oatmeal $1.69
    (A) Fresh Mushrooms $1.29
    (A) eggs $1.09 x2 = $2.18
    (A) Frozen Veggies 14-16oz bag $1 x 3 bags $3.
    (A) Apples $2.99 (5 lbs)
    (W) Whole Roasting Chicken .99lb x 3.5lbs (average size) $3.47
    (W) Shredded Cheese $2/4
    (W) Pork Shoulder
    Blade Roast $1.29lb x 4= $5.16
    (W) Wegmans Pasta Sauce .99
    (W) Wegmans Pasta .89
    (W) Wegmans Peanut Butter $1.69
    (W) Wegmans Tuna 1.00
    (W) Wegmans Giant Bread .99
    (S) Chicken Drumsticks or thighs .99lb x 2 $1.98
    (S) Red or Green Grapes $1.49 lb
    (S) 15lb Bag Russet Potatoes $2.99
    (S) Celery $1
    (S) Red or Yellow Peppers $1
    (S) Hormel Pepperoni $1
    (S) Butterball Turkey Bacon $1
    Total Spent $ 55.41

    Alternatively, you could buy (W) Pork Shoulder Blade Roast $1.29lb x 4= $5.16 instead of the Whole chicken and have a pork roast and then pulled pork sandwiches for lunch one day.Keep in mind that if you're purchasing meat like we outline in our ebook, this amount would be considerably lower as you'd already have meat- chicken, pork and beef) in the freezer and would be spending the majority of your weekly budget on fresh fruits and veggies; Oftentimes at great discount at farmers markets.

    Breakfast Ideas:

    Lunch & Dinner Ideas: Keep in mind that you can (& should!) use substitutes in your recipes if you don't have one of the ingredients. For example, in the beer can chicken- a can of cola works just fine.

    Other Side Dish & Snack Ideas:

    Farmers Markets & Other Grocery Deals:

    Here are some additional resources in your area that you might not have been aware of, but may offer really decent deals on fresh local produce and other goods:

    • Abbot Farms- offers staple foods, crafts, farm-grown produce, farm-raised meat, baked goods, ice cream and homemade fudge Location:
      3275 Cold Springs Rd Baldwinsville, NY 13027 website April - Thanksgiving, 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday minimum.

    • Farmers Market
      Location: Central NY Regional Market 2100 Park St Ste 3, Syracuse, NY (315) 422-8647 website

    • Camillus Farmers Market
      Location: website

    • Chuck Hafner's Farmers Market: offers a wide selection of perennials, vegetable plants, nursery stock, mulches, and lawn care products as well as seasonal produce
      Location: 7265 Buckley Rd, N Syracuse, NY (315) 458-2231 website FB

    • Cummo's Meat Market
      Location: 3761 Split Rock Rd, Camillus, NY (315) 468-0542

    • Farmers Market
      Location: 117 Highbridge St Ste U3, Fayetteville, NY (315) 637-4690 website

    • Green Hills Farmers Market Location: North parking lot of Green Hills supermarket, 5933 S. Salina St., Syracuse; 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 17 through October; featuring some certified organic growers

    • Grant's Farm Market
      Location: 2377 Route 31, Cazenovia, NY (315) 633-2132

    • Manlius Farmers Market: Municipal parking lot behind Sno-Top, along Arkie Albanese Avenue, off Fayette Street (Route 92) near Village Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, May 27 to Oct. 1

    • Market Days at Marcellus Park: Platt Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 10 to Sept. 16

    • Pier 4 Seafood Market Inc
      Location: 1905 South Ave, Syracuse, NY (315) 423-1363

    • Ransom Hill Garlic Farm- offers delicious family heirloom garlic Location: 3636 Ransom Rd. Jamesville, NY 13078 website FB

    • Silver Spring Farm Market
      Location: 4461 W Seneca Tpke, Syracuse, NY (315) 469-0166

    • Skaneateles Area Farmers Market: Skaneateles Community Center, State Street, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, early spring to mid-October

    • Strawberry Fields U-Pick - hydroponic strawberry farm, you pick your own! They also offer a farmers market with poultry, fresh eggs, black angus beef, herbs, baked breads, vegetables, flowers, jams, honey, blackberries and more Location: Route 20 Skaneateles, NY 13152 website

    • Stones Throw Farm- offers a divers array of vegetables, herbs and flowers Location: 3540 Makyes Road Nedrow, NY 13120 website FB

    • Syracuse Eastside Neighborhood Farmers Market: Loguen Park (at East Genesee Street and Columbus Avenue); 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 24 through Oct. 28. WIC, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and food stamps accepted

    • Treasures of Joy Farm: offers pastured proteins (meat and eggs) and fresh vegetables. We sell our proteins and vegetables on-farm
      Location: 3950 Kennedy Rd, Nedrow, NY 13120 website

    If you happen to be from this area and know of additional inexpensive resources, please feel free to list them in the comments below so that others can enjoy them as well!


    If you haven't already, check out our eBook, "The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month" for additional money saving tips and recipes for reducing your grocery bill!

    The requests for assistance have slowed considerably, We hope this means that folks have figured out how/where to find the best savings in their areas. If not, and you'd like to see your zip code featured, please feel to submit it here!

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