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$1 Thanksgiving Dinner For Six

Let me begin by unequivocally stating that I will never do another challenge that involves me cooking. My sister is not happy with this decision because she’s arguing that I failed in the challenge and therefore I should have to try it again next year (I’m convinced that she simply liked the fact that she didn’t have to cook the meal this year and would like to make that a regular event). While the overall $1 Thanksgiving Dinner challenge went … Continue reading

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An Executive Decision: $1 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge

Because I simply am a glutton for punishment, I decided that I would make both pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes as part of the $1 Thanksgiving Dinner challenge. With the $10 Visa card I got for free in my back pocket, I went to pick up the last of the things I needed to create my Thanksgiving meal. After my trash can experience getting Catalina coupons, there were a lot of readers that suggested that I check out the trash … Continue reading

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Free Turkey! $1 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge

It’s beginning to look like I may actually be able to pull off this $1 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge. At least today I made a big step in the right direction and I’m sitting in a pretty good position to get all the things that I will need. Of course, then I actually have to make an edible meal which anyone who followed my Eating Well On $1 A Day Challenge knows is far from certain. I went to see if … Continue reading

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Free Cranberry Sauce, Chicken Stock & Green Beans: $1 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge

I think that there is some type of curse when it comes to me shopping at Walgreens. There is a Walgreens near the house, but I usually avoid it in favor of CVS where I have had many less issues when using coupons. With Thanksgiving day quickly approaching and current deals few and far between, I decided that it would be impossible to pass on the $3.00 Vicks Nyquil Sinex money maker there this week which goes like this: Vicks … Continue reading

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Time To Start To Panic? $1 Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge

I just received the grocery store advertising inserts for this week and took a quick look through them — all I can say is that things are looking pretty grim for my $1 Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 People. None of the grocery stores in my area are offering a free turkey promotion and since next week ads begin the day before Thanksgiving, it would not be advisable for me to count on something from them pulling me through. Looking at … Continue reading

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Free Hot Chocolate: $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge

Although hot chocolate was not on the original list of things I was planning to get for the Thanksgiving Dinner For 6 For $1 Challenge, it seemed like a good addition for the kids, and especially if Thanksgiving ends up being a cold day. Swiss Miss 10 pack boxes are currently on sale for $0.99 at Target and there is a $1.00 off 1 Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate coupon in the Safeway Thanksgiving Coupon Book making them free (it has … Continue reading

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Feeding Six On $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge Menu

I have decided to go very basic with the Thanksgiving menu for a number of reasons. First and foremost, this meal ultimately needs to be edible and with my panache for completely ruining meals I make, basic is good. While I do ultimately hope to make some of the food from scratch (I will try to do this as a favor to all of you since I know you will feel much better about your own Thanksgiving meals no matter … Continue reading

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Free Stuffing & Gravy: $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge

This actually dates back to last week and it is both good and bad news. The good news is that I got free food toward my $1 Thanksgiving for 6 meal challenge, but that bad news is that had I been a little more prepared, I could have done much better. Last week Del Monte Fruit Smoothies and Betty Crocker Fruit snacks were on sale, so I ended up buying about $600 worth of them (spending about $19 out of … Continue reading

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The $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge (for six people)

Once again, I have to ask myself what in the hell have I gotten myself into. I’m pretty sure that I have set myself up for a disaster waiting to happen (for those of you who may have somehow forgotten, I don’t know how to cook), and I’m already terrified of what this is going to all look like in the end. At this point, if I can come through with something edible while not burning the house down, I … Continue reading

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The Final Day – Day 100: Eating Well On $1 A Day

It is hard to believe that I have reached the 100 day milestone. Even more surprising is that the eating well on $1 a day has gone so well that I don’t feel any desire to immediately change the way that I have been eating (or that my cooking didn’t result in mt poisoning myself in some way). It has become a routine and the fact that it has tells me that it is possible to do this long term … Continue reading

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