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my mom is going to be giving me a $100 grocery gift card for Christmas. I want to make it stretch as far as I can so I am looking or any ideas or advice. thanks

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    my mom is going to be giving me a 0 grocery gift card for Christmas. I want to make it stretch as far as I can so I am looking or any ideas or advice.

    thanks

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    sales and coupons! make them work in your favor...check the store ads frequently

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    I agree watch for specials, sales and only use those coupons for those name brand products you buy. Now for suggestions on what to buy...what do you use the most, what are items you seem to not have enough money for? I guess that is what I would buy, spend half on some canned goods and staple items and the rest on some freezer type items that we will use over time. Sounds like a wonderful present

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    I agree with Kim, I would definately stock up on staples and freezer items & watch for sales! What a great gift!

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    thank you for the suggestions I saw on some website or yahoo group a pantry list it was like $5 a week so I might try to find that and check it out

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    If you figure out that group please let me know I would be interested in looking at it. Thx.

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    Here is a link for "Buy Foods for Storage on $5 a Week"

    http://www.budget101.com/general-bud...ge-5-week.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbe95 View Post
    Here is a link for "Buy Foods for Storage on $5 a Week"

    http://www.budget101.com/general-bud...ge-5-week.html
    thank you for the link must have been the one i was thinking of

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    Quote Originally Posted by katjane View Post
    my mom is going to be giving me a $100 grocery gift card for Christmas. I want to make it stretch as far as I can so I am looking or any ideas or advice.
    thanks
    this was what I was thinking of in case anyone else is interested it is from a yahoo group that i am a member of

    Food storage for $5 a week

    Set aside $5 a week to buy the specific items each week. You will have a kitty set aside that you put the $5 in and you can't touch it for any reason but to buy the food storage item for that week. Put in the remaining change back into the kitty. Some things in the beginning are going to be cheap and then later will be more expensive. In order to pay for the expensive stuff later you need to keep the leftover money in the kitty. Weeks 38 and 44 you will have "off" to replenish the kitty.

    Week 1: 2 cans tuna fish, 2 boxes salt
    Week 2: 5 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese
    4 cans tomato soup
    Week 3: 3 cans mushroom soup,
    1 2.5 lb peanut butter
    Week 4: one bottle 365 count multi-vitamins
    Week 5: 4 cans tomato soup, 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 6: 1 bottle aspirin (500 tablets)
    Week 7: 1 100 lb container wheat
    Week 8: 1 5 lb powdered milk
    Week 9: 1 5 lb honey
    Week 10: 4 cans tuna, 4 boxes macaroni and cheese
    Week 11: 1 10 lb sugar, 1 box salt
    Week 12: 4 cans mushroom soup
    Week 13: 1 bottle 365 count multi-vitamins
    Week 14: 1 100 lb wheat
    Week 15: 1 box macaroni and cheese
    Week 16: 1 5 lb honey
    Week 17: 2 cans tuna, 4 can tomato soup
    Week 18: 1 10 lbs sugar
    Week 19: 1 100 lbs of wheat
    Week 20: 2 10lbs of sugar
    Week 21: 1 10lb powdered milk
    Week 22: 1 can mushroom soup, 1 10 lb sugar
    Week 23: 1 can tuna, 4 cans tomato soup, 1 10 lbs sugar
    Week 24: 1 10 lbs sugar
    Week 25: 2 cans tuna, 2 cans mushroom soup
    Week 26: 1 100 lb wheat
    Week 27: 3 10 lbs sugar
    Week 28: 1 10 lb sugar
    Week 29: 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 30: 2 10 lb sugar
    Week 31: 1 can tuna, 3 cans mushroom soup
    Week 32: 1 can tuna, 4 cans tomato soup
    Week 33: 1 100 lb wheat
    Week 34: 2 cans tuna, 1 box salt
    Week 35: 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 36: 2 10 lb sugar
    Week 37: 4 cans tomato soup, 2 boxes salt
    Week 38: Stash $5 in the kitty
    Week 39: 1 100 lb wheat
    Week 40: 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 41: 3 10 lb sugar
    Week 42: 2 cans tomato soup, 1 10 lb sugar
    Week 43: 2 cans tomato soup, 2 cans mushroom soup
    Week 44: Stash $5 in the kitty
    Week 45: 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 46: 4 cans tomato soup, 4 cans mushroom soup
    Week 47: 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 48: 4 cans mushroom soup, 1 10 lb powdered milk
    Week 49: 7 cans of tomato soup
    Week 50: 7 cans of mushroom soup
    Week 51: 2 10 lbs sugar, 1 box salt

    By the end of the 52 weeks, you should have:

    700lbs of wheat,
    240 lbs sugar,
    40 lbs of powdered milk,
    13 lbs of salt,
    10 lbs of honey,
    5 lbs of peanut butter,
    45 cans of tomato soup,
    32 cans mushroom soup,
    15 cans tuna fish,
    10 macaroni and cheese dinners,
    500 aspirin, and
    730 multiple vitamins
    They suggest adding 6lbs of dried yeast and 6 lbs of shortening and this should be enough to sustain 2 people for a year. For every 2 people you have in your family add $5 more and double or triple the amount of whatever you are buying that week.

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    When you say wheat...do you mean flour? or whole wheat? TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcove2000 View Post
    When you say wheat...do you mean flour? or whole wheat? TIA.
    I am not sure I got this from another list I am just going to modify it to my needs and use it

 

 

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