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Old 03-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #57
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I haven't really followed a food budget for years (since our early married years), but since we have retired we need to pay closer attention to our budget. My favorite $$ saving food tip is precooked rotisserie chicken...I can get 3 meals for DH and myself out of one I also keep well stocked up on tortillas because ANY leftovers (meat, veggies, cheese) is a meal around here. That being said, we have not come close to $100 a month since 1978 Happily our goal is to try to live simply and within our means which allows us closer to that much per week
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:11 AM   #58
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My favorite $$ saving food tip is precooked rotisserie chicken.
DW just started doing just that. For the convenience as much as savings. They make a bunch of "wraps" sandwiches with a little lettuce, tomato or whatever. $5 on sale at a Publix near us now.
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There was a woman on TV who bought nine shopping carts full of groceries for next to nothing using coupons. Wife mentioned it to me and I immediately thought of this topic. Upon looking at the local paper advertising add in sections, all had coupon rules which included even internet coupons as being acceptable. So it must work. Maybe a competition to beat the $100 mark is in order.
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Ttake a look at Welcome - Angel Food Ministries
for people on a very limited income.
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Take a look at Welcome - Angel Food Ministries
for people on a very limited income.
Actually, it's NOT for folks on a limited income. It is a ministry outreach. They pack religious pamphlets in the boxes. They are spreading God's Word... along with a box of food.
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Good catch Lorna, thanks for providing correct information.
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Actually, it's NOT for folks on a limited income. It is a ministry outreach. They pack religious pamphlets in the boxes. They are spreading God's Word... along with a box of food.
I have used them a couple of times. And the only thing in my boxes was the food. Althought they did want to pray for me in the parking lot.
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I've used Angel Foods a couple of times but we're always a little disappointed in quality, but hey beggars cant be too choosy, I mean its cheap stuff.. but I guess we decided to try and save our bucks on food we liked.
As for Sam's Club, certainly have to watch the unit price in comparison with other options, but wow, for some items the value is pretty decent. Namely tuna fish (big can), green beans ( big can), eggs, milk, whole almonds - all foods that are fabulously good for you purchaseable in bulk and at good value @ Sam's.
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Don't some of the newer RVs have a small deep freeze in the basement on a slide out? Or is that just more regular refrigeration?
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DW just started doing just that. For the convenience as much as savings. They make a bunch of "wraps" sandwiches with a little lettuce, tomato or whatever. $5 on sale at a Publix near us now.
CostCo has about the best rotisserie chicken for $5 I've ever had. They also do lots of things with the chickens they don't sell. My issue with Costco as a supplier for rving is that it's so much stuff to store. If you get more than one person to go with you, then you can share cost and separate bulk. Anyone do this?
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I have been getting Little Caesars Pizza once a week lately. $5 for a 14 inch peperoni. Plus, you do not call ahead. They sell so many, they are heated up and ready to go upon arriving. (Carryout only)

Enough for dinner that night and lunch the next day.

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Dw spends a averge of $75.00 per week, or to say $300.00 per month, there is now only the two of us, and since I stared to like P& J sandwiches, it really saves us money on the lunch meat department, but then i like to add a ferw times a year, like hoildays, and when she runs out of somethings ( salt/pepper/seasoning) she spends a little more, & coupons help alot.
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Hi Doggie.
I see you also tow a Suzuki Samurai, and I was wondering if you do as the manual instructs for towing or do you remove the rear axle and free wheel the front hubs?
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All the food stores should be having above average sales this week due to the holiday. Keep a close eye out and take advantage of it.
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