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    Default Eating Well on $1 a Day

    I came across this blog today.

    A man's sister challenged him to eat well for only $1 a day for the whole month. He used coupons and sales and did it, then extended the challenge further.

    I searched the village forums and didn't see a post about this, so I'm posting it now.

    I became hooked and couldn't stop reading, so you may want to wait until you have some free time. Luckily, the baby obliged and napped the whole time.

    http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/ar...ll-on-1-a-day/
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    do you have a link?
    Terry

    Jan grocery 129.57/275.00
    Jan coupon 1.00
    YTD grocery
    YTD coupon


    New Recipe 1/24
    Items repurposed
    Twenty wishes 0/20

    as of 1-11

    Personal challenge, 5 A Day
    put away, throw away, give away
    at least 5 items a day

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    While looking for the link (typing in that title) I found some other interesting sites to take a look at sometime.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene View Post
    While looking for the link (typing in that title) I found some other interesting sites to take a look at sometime.
    Me too. I'm looking at one from last summer now. I love seeing what they get for almost free!
    Terry

    Jan grocery 129.57/275.00
    Jan coupon 1.00
    YTD grocery
    YTD coupon


    New Recipe 1/24
    Items repurposed
    Twenty wishes 0/20

    as of 1-11

    Personal challenge, 5 A Day
    put away, throw away, give away
    at least 5 items a day

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    Sorry folks! Got so excited, I forgot the link! Added it in, now!

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    I read the first few pages and he seems to be doing ok with the food, nutritionally speaking. Oatmeal, rice, carrots and apples aren't the most exciting foods, but at least they are healthful.

    I've got to wonder though, does this guy have a job? He spends a lot of time each day shopping and doing multiple transactions and I can't see a normal mother of 3 with a day job, trying to make ends meet, doing this like he is.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

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    This is actually from last year. I loved following it! He also has/had a blog where he gets everything he can for dirt cheap or free to donate to the food closets. He'd fill his entire car with cereal and donate to all the food banks in his area.

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    I've read this blog. Like you Amy, I couldn't stop reading it, and spent nearly a whole afternoon reading it.

    I tried posting this link on thread called "BEST CHEAP FOODS" a few days ago. But I couldn't get the link to work.

    I loved the fact that he donates so much food to the food bank.

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    This guys runs the other frugal board I frequent.

    The way I explain it to my husband is that FV is like a coffee klatch, we sit around with our cups of coffee and talk about the day-to-day stuff. The other site is like you are sitting around a board room in a suit and tie talking about retirement and mortgages and the like.

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    ~Love it! I eat a lot like this. You don't have to eat junk to eat cheap. ~

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    Wow, what an interesting challenge! I'm bookmarking the site so I can finish reading when I have more time. Thanks for sharing






    Quote Originally Posted by StartingOver View Post
    I loved the fact that he donates so much food to the food bank.
    I second that!

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    I, too, spent more time than I should of reading through his blog, but most of the food looked really unappealing to me. That guy really needs to splurge and take some cooking classes! I, too, wonder if he has a job to go to each day. His thrift seems to take him most of the day, plus some. Perhaps he's paid by blog advertisers. However, that type of frugality is probably out of reach to someone such as myself that's at work all day and taking care of a family at night. I did pick up some shopping tips, though, and it was interesting to read about another alternative lifestyle. Thank you for posting the link.

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    I'm really enjoying his adventure. I don't think I would want to do it... but I'm not opposed to eating lentils every day.

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    Really interesting. I have to wonder just what this guy does for a living. House sit? He seems to have a lot of free time. There are deals out there using coupons, and it sure looks like he's figured out how to work it.

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    His blog account is fascinating. I'll have to disagree with him on eating "well" though. Is he living on junk food garbage? No. Is he eating "well" (by my definition)? No. His meals are repetitive and sometimes fairly disgusting. It does make me think about how much I could further I could trim our grocery budget though.

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