Monthly Archives: May 2010

Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 31 – Final Day

I thought that I was going to end this last day of the challenge on a totally high note, and then the reality of only having a limited budget came slamming me back to reality with the issues that can happen. I did manage to survive one month eating on $1 a day (this wasn't always assured). The way that the day ended is certainly giving me second thoughts about whether I made the correct decision to continue the challenge … Continue reading

Posted in $1 a day challenge | 41 Comments

Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 30 – Discount Find

I'm still trying to decide whether I will continue this challenge for another month and that is making for a dilemma on how to spend the last bit of money I have. If this is it, then I want to use it to get something I will really enjoy on the last day, but if I continue, $4 is four days worth of food that could go toward some quality food. I know how I would like to use it, … Continue reading

Posted in $1 a day challenge | 17 Comments

Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 29 – Should I Continue?

How did I know this would happen? Now that this challenge is winding down to an end, I couldn't help to let me sister know that it looks like I will end up succeeding in the challenge. And so the argument began… Although when this challenge began, my sister didn't believe that I would be able to buy enough food to live on and the food that I did buy would be “junk” food, it seems that her perceptions of … Continue reading

Posted in $1 a day challenge | 57 Comments

Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 28 – Irritable

You would be very happy that you didn't have to be around me today. I was in a irritable mood all day (pretty unusual for me) and it was the first day in this challenge where I was really dissatisfied. It has also made me realise a lot about myself that I had never really thought too deeply about. It all began with not getting a good night's sleep. I have come to find that the way I sleep will … Continue reading

Posted in $1 a day challenge | 11 Comments

Free Coupons Contest #2 – In Store Finds

This contest is now closed – The next one will be next week so visit often. People often don't realise the number of coupons that are available inside the grocery store. I took a walk around my local Safeway yesterday and simply picked up the coupons that I found available to make today's free coupon package. The following coupons come in this contest package: $1 off 2 Weber Seasoning Free Kool-Aid Fun Fiz with 1 Nabisco Multi-pack purchase $1 off … Continue reading

Posted in General Info | 7 Comments

Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 27 – My Current Food List

It is amazing at how quickly this month has passed by. I was concerned that it might be a really long month, especially if I couldn't find any good food deals and had to scrimp to get by. Luckily, that has not been the case. As this challenge is coming to an end, I'm trying to use up the last of the food that I still have. Here is an account of what I still have available to eat these … Continue reading

Posted in $1 a day challenge | 1 Comment

Free Tide Stain Release Laundry Detergent at Safeway

Be sure to pick up some free Tide Stain Release this week on your shopping trip to Safeway. Here is how to get it: Tide Stain Release Laundry Detergent Powder 36 oz: $6.99) Use $1.00 off 1 Safeway store coupon in this week's store advertising circular (should still be available in store at the front door or service counter) Use $3 off 1 from P&G Brand Saver 5/2 Sunday paper insert Use $3 off 1 eCoupon from P&G Everyday Solutions! … Continue reading

Posted in General Info | Comments Off on Free Tide Stain Release Laundry Detergent at Safeway

Free ShrekTacular Coupon Booklet Giveaway

This Giveaway Has Ended. Look for another one tomorrow I had a couple of readers ask how they can get hold of some of the coupon booklets that I have posted here if they don't have a Safeway near them. I know how frustrating it can be when you see coupons that would help to reduce your shopping bill and then can't get hold of them. So I will be giving away some of the finds that I come across … Continue reading

Posted in General Info | 9 Comments

Peelies – Peelie Coupons

Peelie coupons¬†(usually referred to as “peelies”)¬†are coupons that you can find stuck on the outside of a product in the store. You can peel them off like a sticker and hand them to the cashier when you check out. Make sure to read before peeling off the coupon because occasionally peelies will state “only valid when removed by the cashier at the time of purchase.” If you do leave the peelies on, make sure to let the cashier know about … Continue reading

Posted in General Info | 2 Comments

Eating Well On $1 A Day: Day 26 – Turkey Franks

The new week started for the grocery stores. There doesn't appear to be any money makers this week that I can take advantage of, but I was able to score 5 packages of Oscar Mayer Hardwood Smoked Turkey Franks which you may be able to do yourself if you can find peelie coupons. I also bought a dozen eggs which should last me through the end of the month. The purchase cost me $0.94: I have never been a big … Continue reading

Posted in $1 a day challenge | 11 Comments