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Old 01-23-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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You only have $20 for the week....what do you buy?

Let's have some fun!

You only have $20 to spend on food for the week, and you are LCing! What do you buy?

Using your local prices..list what you would buy for one week.

I would buy
2-18 ct eggs ---------------$4.16
Qt of 1/2 & 1/2--------------$2.00
1 bag lettuce----------------$1.00
1 container grape tomatoes---$2.50
2 cucumber------------------$1.00
1 pkg of chicken drums (14 pk)-$4.16
5 cans of tuna-----------------$5.00

Total $19.82
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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5 Dozen Box of large eggs: $8.00
2lbs of Ground Beef: $4.00
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1 package of Deli Sliced Swiss Cheese (20 thick slices) $4.00
2 Cucumbers $1.00
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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10 dozen eggs (on sale) .... $10
whole chicken (99cents per lb on sale).... $5
10lb cabbage (50cents per lb)..... $5

it would be a gassy week.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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1. 5 1/2 dozen eggs, which I buy them for under $4
2. Chicken, which usually for a pack that will last me a week is $11
3. Ragu Double Cheddar sauce (good for dipping or extra flavor) under $4 - I eat a very very small amount of this daily, and it just tastes sooo good!

That's roughly $19 dollars already spent, and if I came out with more money from the things I bought that were under $4 dollars... I'd buy Turkey Sausage that is $1.27 here. Yum!
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:09 AM   #5
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twenty pounds of ground beef at 99 cents a pound.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:13 AM   #6
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What a great idea for a thread! One of the best and informative I have seen!

It is amazing how much one can get for $20 bucks!
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:52 AM   #7
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WOW!!! Can't get all that stuff here for nearly that cheap.

For $20.00 I can get

2 dozen eggs $4 but not if I buy the omega 3 free range ones I usually buy!
1 brick of cheddar (700 grams) $5 if I am lucky
1 pound ground beef $3.50
1 head of cauliflower $2.00
1 brick of frozen spinicha $1.50
1 lettuce $1.00
Quart of cream $3.00
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6 cans tuna for $6.00
2 doz large eggs at $2.50
large bag of boneless, skinless chicken thighs at $4.79-Walmart Super Center
2 heads of lettuce at $1.29 each
3 lbs ground beef at $1.59 a lb.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:26 AM   #9
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:30 AM   #10
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9lbs of ground beef at $.99lb
a bottle of ranch at $1.49
a bottle of hot sauce at $1.49
2 heads of romaince at $.99 each
$2 worth of tomatoes
a bottle of jalepeno's $1.49
little brick of cheddar cheese $2.49

= 19.84 & a week of good eats!
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:46 AM   #11
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twenty pounds of ground beef at 99 cents a pound.
Suzanne beat me to it. I'd also buy 20 pounds of ground beef if I could get it marked down to 99-cents or 10 pounds if it was full price. That would still give me more than a pound of meat a day unless of course my husband wanted something to eat too, LOL.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:56 AM   #12
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unfortunately I have to figure out this much money for a week a bit too often!

Done the UK conversion, $20 is... £14.47 TODAY..

5 cartons of 15 eggs : £5.00

Heavy cream x3 : £2.40

Large block of Mature English Cheddar: £ 3.20

Baby Spinach bag x2 : £2.00

Bottle of Olive Oil £1.80
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:39 AM   #13
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Wow, you guys get good prices. If I had $20 and shop today, I'd get in Canadian dollars:

2 Dozen eggs $5
Head of lettuce $2
Cabbage $1
Box of pure beef burgers (8 in box, if they're still on sale) $5
Pork Roast $4 (they're 99 cents/pound today only)
Rest I'd make up in chicken thighs which are $1.19/lbs today only
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #14
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Let's have some fun!

You only have $20 to spend on food for the week, and you are LCing! What do you buy?

Using your local prices..list what you would buy for one week.

I would buy
2-18 ct eggs ---------------$4.16
Qt of 1/2 & 1/2--------------$2.00
1 bag lettuce----------------$1.00
1 container grape tomatoes---$2.50
2 cucumber------------------$1.00
1 pkg of chicken drums (14 pk)-$4.16
5 cans of tuna-----------------$5.00

Total $19.82
Don't think I could get ALL of that for under $20 where I live...but if I could, that's exactly what I would get!! Great thread!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:52 AM   #15
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twenty pounds of ground beef at 99 cents a pound.
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Suzanne beat me to it. I'd also buy 20 pounds of ground beef if I could get it marked down to 99-cents or 10 pounds if it was full price. That would still give me more than a pound of meat a day unless of course my husband wanted something to eat too, LOL.
I would buy $20 worth of ground beef and shop around to find it at $0.99/lb. We are living on a very tight budget so this isn't too far from my reality right now.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:04 AM   #16
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3.5 dozen eggs $5
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5 packs of frozen veggies $5
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Ok..LOVE this thread!!

For my 20.00 I could buy this stuff this week..

6 Thick Ribeye Steaks reduced but still in date for 3 more days to 5.00!!
2 15 count Doz Extra Large Eggs 4.00
1 block of Extra Sharp Cheese 4.00
3 Large bags of Collard Greens 3 bags for 2.00 here at our local Save a lot!!
Head of Broccoli and Head of Cauliflower is 2 for 4.00 here at another local store..
1 thing of HWC I got reduced for 1.00 still in date for another 5 days!!

Would make me a week of GREAT LC food to eat for 20.00!! This is what I got yesterday by the way for me to eat while DH is on 2nd shift this week..

Let's keep this going on thru these hard economy times!!

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Old 01-24-2009, 07:43 AM   #18
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That would still give me more than a pound of meat a day unless of course my husband wanted something to eat too, LOL.

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Excellent thread!

Here in Vermont the cost of living is high. I'm amazed at some of the prices some of you are able to get.

For $20.00 I could get:

3 doz cage-free/omega eggs 2.99 per doz
1 pkg Romaine 3.99
small bar super sharp Cabot cheddar 2.29
tuna (gold can Bumble Bee for no soy-I'm hypothyroid) 1.79 per can

With the little left of my twenty, I could get a 1-pound bag of frozen broccoli for 1.39.
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Let's see what i cna get for $20...

2- 18 pk eggs - $4.50
2 - 8oz cheese - 4.50
5lbs boneless/skinless chicken -10.00
1 3lb bag salad 3.00
1 bottle ranch 2.00
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:59 AM   #22
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10 dozen eggs (on sale) .... $10
whole chicken (99cents per lb on sale).... $5
10lb cabbage (50cents per lb)..... $5

it would be a gassy week.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:00 AM   #23
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Let's see what i cna get for $20...

2- 18 pk eggs - $4.50
2 - 8oz cheese - 4.50
5lbs boneless/skinless chicken -10.00
1 3lb bag salad 3.00
1 bottle ranch 2.00
Oops you have to put something back. You spent $24!
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1# bacon for 2.00
1# sausage 1.00
2 dz. eggs for 2.50
1 block cheese 3.00
2 hotdogs 2.00
4 gr. beans 2.00
1 whole chicken 4.00
1 bag salad 1.00
1# burger 2.50
20.00
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I would buy what you listed, Heather with the exception of the lettuce & tomatoes. I find it's a waste of money. I'd buy two big bags of frozen Broccoli and Cauliflower @1.39 eatch.

GREAT thread in this economy !
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:15 AM   #26
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Why is lettuce and tomatoes a waste of money? What am I missing?
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With this week's prices:

Grape tomatoes - 1.49
Cauliflower - 1.99
Bagged salad mix - .99
cucumber - .69

5 lbs of ground beef at 1.79/lb = 8.80
2 lbs of pork loin chops at 1.99/lb = 3.98
1 carton of eggs = 2.00


=19.94$
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2 dozen eggs- 2.00
a weeks worth of cheese - 3.00
a bag of boneless skinless chicken-6.00
cabbage to shred- 1.00
2 lbs of Ground Beef- 2.50
A big tub of full fat yogurt for Yo'cheese-3.50
a bottle of hot sauce-1.00
some bulk flaxseed to grind-1.00



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Fun thread If this was truly my budget I would go to the 99 cents store for my veggies/eggs/snacks/cheese

Whole chicken on sale this week for .67 a pound=3.00
Pork chops on sale for .99 a pound =1.00
1 lb. London broil 2.00
1 pkg sausage links 1.00
1 dozen eggs 1.00
Cheese 1.00
Pkg of mushrooms 1.00
Pkg of guacamole ingredients 1.00 (not to make guac but because it comes with a variety of produce, onion, tomato, avocado, peppers)
1 pkg salad mix 1.00
1 bottle salad dressing 1.00
2 packs dry marinade 1.00
3 pkgs frozen veggies 3.00
1 pkg pork rinds 1.00
1 pkg pistashios 1.00
2 pkgs of sf jello mix 1.00
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Let's see what i cna get for $20...

2- 18 pk eggs - $4.50
2 - 8oz cheese - 4.50
5lbs boneless/skinless chicken -10.00
1 3lb bag salad 3.00
1 bottle ranch 2.00
That would be me too!

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