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Topic: How to eat well on $1 a day
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 29, 2010 12:03PM)
Saw this in the news today. I know there have been threads here before on living with no money and eating on the cheap, so this may be of interest to some here.

[url]http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/articles/eating-well-on-1-a-day/[/url]

[url]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/work/how-to-eat-well-for-1-a-day-and-still-have-leftovers/article1622018/[/url]
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 29, 2010 12:16PM)
I am not sure, is he saying, forgery?
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jun 29, 2010 01:16PM)
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On 2010-06-29 13:03, balducci wrote:
Saw this in the news today. I know there have been threads here before on living with no money and eating on the cheap, so this may be of interest to some here.

[url]http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/articles/eating-well-on-1-a-day/[/url]

[url]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/work/how-to-eat-well-for-1-a-day-and-still-have-leftovers/article1622018/[/url]
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I read just the first day and thought that was pretty incredible.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jun 29, 2010 02:21PM)
When I was happily single the local bars and hotels (Silicon Valley) almost always put out a banquet type deal with meatballs, chicken, pasta, fajita stuff, and we would go and have a drinky and eat dinner for the cost of the beer or in my case soda.
Message: Posted by: Nosher (Jun 29, 2010 02:34PM)
"How to eat for $1 a day if you have a couple of hours to spare for advanced coupon management and do not mind being lynched by people behind you in the queue" probably wasn't such a catchy title...
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 29, 2010 03:25PM)
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On 2010-06-29 15:34, Nosher wrote:
"How to eat for $1 a day if you have a couple of hours to spare for advanced coupon management and do not mind being lynched by people behind you in the queue" probably wasn't such a catchy title...
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True enough, but all of those things are a small price to pay if they mean food on the table. And there are probably some good money savings tips in there, even if one doesn't want to go all out like the blogger did.

Final day results:

Money Spent $27.08
Money left to spend: $3.92 ($2 must be spent at CVS)
Retail Value of everything bought: $597.96
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jun 29, 2010 03:49PM)
What is the real deal behind those coupon sites?
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Jun 29, 2010 05:02PM)
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On 2010-06-29 16:49, MagicSanta wrote:
What is the real deal behind those coupon sites?
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Product familiarity drives the bus.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jun 29, 2010 05:03PM)
I don't trust 'em.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Jun 29, 2010 05:55PM)
So much for "can't afford to eat well." Kudos to this guy for doing it and reporting on it.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jun 29, 2010 06:14PM)
Heyyy! I looked at the receipts and that guy is shopping about 5 minutes from where I lived! It is nice to have grocery stores competing for your business. I have one grocery store, two in the county 45 miles apart and no drug store.

Why the two computer limit? Was he pulling from some of those on line coupon suppliers and they allowed one membership per computer?
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Jun 29, 2010 06:21PM)
Most likely.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 29, 2010 06:22PM)
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On 2010-06-29 19:14, MagicSanta wrote:

Why the two computer limit? Was he pulling from some of those on line coupon suppliers and they allowed one membership per computer?
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Nah. This $1 a day thing started out as a bet with his sister, and that was one of the limitations she put on it. The idea is that he could only make use of the same resources that 'most' people would have access to (somewhat arbitrary, I know).