$5 Dinner Mom Cookbook Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed to entries. The winners information have been updated on the the Giveaway Winners page.

My friend wrote a cookbook. It’s called The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook in case you haven’t heard :) That’s me with the famous author. She’s truly a *big deal* and I could not be more excited for her!

That is pretty cool, huh??!! There are several cookbooks available, but I happen to have eaten food made from this cookbook. I have followed Erin’s blog since she started and our family has also kinda been her virtual guinea pigs. Truly, anyone can make these recipes – there is nothing fancy schmancy about the ingredients or steps to prepare meals. Ah, and yes, the meals are all made for under $5. I think that’s even cooler, don’t you??!!

I received a copy of the book (got her signature too ;). I am excited to give away 3 copies of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook to give away too!

To enter in this giveaway, you have several forms of entry, which are:

Leave me a comment and share what your grocery budget is (by the week or month, whatever it is). I shared last week that we reduced our budget to $200 a month. I will be challenging myself to make LOTS of $5 dinners!

Subscribe to my feed here or daily email update here. Leave a separate comment to inform me that you have subscribed. And, of course, if you already subscribe definitely leave a comment for that too! Remember, all subscribers are eligible to win one of my monthly giveaways as well!

Share about this giveaway on the following sites and receive one entry for each. Drop a separate comment for each to let me know where you have shared it!

  • Follow me on Twitter just copy this message into your tweet
    Stop by @MommySnacks and enter to win a $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook – 3 Winners! Enter @ http://bit.ly/8DbcwR
  • Your Facebook Wall
  • Personal Blog
  • Message Board or Online Community (leave a separate comment/link for each place posted)

Good luck! I will be closing this giveaway on Thursday @ 8p. I will choose the winner at random and contact you directly and update the Giveaway Page with the winners name.

* If you are reading via email or a feed, please visit Mommy Snacks.net directly to leave your comments to be entered in the giveaway!

Disclaimer: This post contains a link to an affiliate. See my Disclaimer Policy for additional information. As stated above, I received a copy of the $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and the copies I am giving away.

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on January 18, 2010

216 Comments

  • Shelly - January 18, 2010 @ 8:10 am
    1

    I don’t exactly do a grocery budget. I do a weekly budget. We have $100 per week to spend groceries, eating out, drugstore purchases, and other items like clothes. It works well for us, because when we are out, we are out.

  • Toni - January 18, 2010 @ 8:13 am
    2

    I have been shopping on $30/wk, but my stockpile is starting to dwindle. So I have changed my budget to $200/mth.

  • Toni - January 18, 2010 @ 8:14 am
    3

    Of course, I subscribe to your RSS.

  • Toni - January 18, 2010 @ 8:17 am
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  • Toni - January 18, 2010 @ 8:18 am
    5

    You are on my wall.

  • Kimberly - January 18, 2010 @ 8:24 am
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  • Kimberly - January 18, 2010 @ 8:24 am
    7

    I subscribe to your email updates :)

  • Theresa - January 18, 2010 @ 8:24 am
    8

    My husband and I try to spend no more than $20/week on groceries, but it’s just the two of us…no kids so far.

  • Erica - January 18, 2010 @ 8:27 am
    9

    I try to keep to a strict $50/week budget. It’s much easier in the summer when the farmers markets are all over town. There is a big one downtown open all year long, but it’s cold in winter!!

    Love your blog!

  • Tiffani - January 18, 2010 @ 8:29 am
    10

    We are a family of 5, and we have a budget of $80 a week. That includes cleaning products, toiletries, food, diapers and all!

  • Amber H. - January 18, 2010 @ 8:30 am
    11

    twitter!! http://twitter.com/ambermeeshell

    Blog (I use my facebook notes section as a little make shift blog) – http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=257390337097#/note.php?note_id=257390337097

    Facebook Wall — facebook.com/amberhausner

    Also I subscribe. :)

  • Tiffani - January 18, 2010 @ 8:34 am
    12

    Just tweeted it @tiffanitaff

  • Melissa M - January 18, 2010 @ 8:35 am
    13

    We spend about $300 a month for a family of 4, including eating out. I have been able to do about $40 a week but my stockpile goes fast on that. I have been struggling to come up with healthy meals that are quick, easy and fit in my budget. Especially with a picky toddler.

  • amanda @ fake ginger - January 18, 2010 @ 8:42 am
    14

    We have a budget of $300 a month. That includes all household goods, dog food, diapers for 2, etc.

  • amanda @ fake ginger - January 18, 2010 @ 8:43 am
    15

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Jennifer - January 18, 2010 @ 8:44 am
    16

    family of 5 on a budget

  • Jennifer - January 18, 2010 @ 8:45 am
    17

    email subscriber

  • Debbie - January 18, 2010 @ 8:48 am
    18

    I tweeted & FB’d

    My grocery budget is hard to say. I spend about $50.00 per week (family of 4) on produce, bread & lunch fixings. Meat is bought in bulk when on sale. As are grains & things of that nature. I don’t shop like a “normal” person. Convenience foods are out. Hard to estimate….

  • Merri B - January 18, 2010 @ 9:04 am
    19

    My budget is $70/week but I’m trying to pare that down and it includes diapers and all other paper and cleaning products.

  • Nikki - January 18, 2010 @ 9:05 am
    20

    Our budget is $50/week for food and household goods – and that is just for 2 of us. Its not too difficult to meet, but it doesn keep me creativ eonce in a while!

  • Nikki - January 18, 2010 @ 9:06 am
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    I subscribe to your RSS feed

  • Karen - January 18, 2010 @ 9:08 am
    22

    $50/week

  • Briana - January 18, 2010 @ 9:18 am
    23

    We’re at $50 a week, but we occasionally spend more when we find a good sale and stock up on something. I’d LOVE a copy of the cookbook!

  • Lorie - January 18, 2010 @ 9:18 am
    24

    Our normal monthly grocery budget is $200. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • donna gr - January 18, 2010 @ 9:18 am
    25

    During this challenge, I am trying for $200 a month for the 2 of us including all groceries and drug store items. I’m making it so far, mainly using up meat that has been in the freezer for awhile. I was surprised at how much is in there. I’m going to continue that into Feb. or however long it takes.

  • Lorie - January 18, 2010 @ 9:19 am
    26

    I follow your blog via my Google Reader.

  • donna gr - January 18, 2010 @ 9:19 am
    27

    I subscribe to your blog.

  • Lorie - January 18, 2010 @ 9:20 am
    28

    I follow you on Twitter.

  • Cami - January 18, 2010 @ 9:21 am
    29

    My husabnd and I have a grocery budget of $100 a month for the two of us.

  • Lorie - January 18, 2010 @ 9:23 am
    30

    I follow you on FB.

  • Marcia - January 18, 2010 @ 9:23 am
    31

    I subscribe to your daily email update.

  • Camila Faria - January 18, 2010 @ 9:24 am
    32

    Wow, I really want this book! My budget is $50 a week, but sometimes we (me and my husband) tend to spend a little more.

  • Darlene - January 18, 2010 @ 9:24 am
    33

    My budget is $200 per month for a family of 3.

  • mandi @ it's come to this - January 18, 2010 @ 9:25 am
    34

    Last year I was about 400 a month, my goal this year is to cut by 100 (25/week) and get it down to 300/month.

  • Marcia - January 18, 2010 @ 9:25 am
    35

    My weekly shopping budget is $80/week for the four of us. That’s higher than some other posts I’ve seen, but I justify it because we use some organic and all natural products.

  • mandi @ it's come to this - January 18, 2010 @ 9:26 am
    36

    I subscribe:)

  • mandi @ it's come to this - January 18, 2010 @ 9:27 am
    37

    And I follow you on Twitter (leaving my tweet now).

  • Melissa - January 18, 2010 @ 9:36 am
    39

    We don’t have a formal budget, but we probably spend about $75/week on groceries. (That includes household items like paper products, vitamins, and batteries, too.) I’m sure we could trim that if necessary, and this book would be a good resource. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melissa - January 18, 2010 @ 9:37 am
    40

    I subscribe to your blog feed.

  • Jen - January 18, 2010 @ 9:42 am
    41

    Right now it is about $300 a month.

  • Melissa - January 18, 2010 @ 9:50 am
    42

    When we were on our own, it was $75/wk for the two of us. Now we’re living with family, so we eat with them and budget $100/mo. for supplemental food.

  • Melissa - January 18, 2010 @ 9:52 am
    43

    I subscribe to the feed via Bloglines

  • Laura J. - January 18, 2010 @ 9:55 am
    44

    I’m a subscriber to your feed via Google Reader…and we budget about $50 per month and about $150 per month during our stock up times. After stocking up we only show for free or virtually free (using ECBs, RR, or rebate money to pick up the rest).

  • Michele Pineda - January 18, 2010 @ 10:03 am
    45

    my budget is about $300 monthly after coupons-not too bad, but I would love to get it lower!

  • Michele Pineda - January 18, 2010 @ 10:05 am
    46

    subscribed by email

  • Carla Pullum - January 18, 2010 @ 10:05 am
    47

    I have a budget for $45.00 a week and manage this by coupons and sales!
    Carla from California
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Kristen - January 18, 2010 @ 10:10 am
    49

    Our budget is $250 a month for groceries and supplies (including diapers). Thank you forthe chance to win this cookbook.

  • Cinthia H - January 18, 2010 @ 10:34 am
    50

    We don’t have an official food budget (gasp)… But I estimate we spend about 250 a month (family of 5) on food.

  • Cinthia H - January 18, 2010 @ 10:36 am
    51

    I’m also a subscriber.

  • Gilda - January 18, 2010 @ 10:37 am
    52

    I hope it’s me! Thanks for sharing these books with us!
    Our grocery budget is $80.00!

    Thanks a lot!

  • Victoria - January 18, 2010 @ 10:45 am
    53

    We have a $250.00 a month budget for our family.

  • Mandy - January 18, 2010 @ 10:45 am
    54

    I’ve had a $450/month budget for our family of 6. This year one of my goals is to cut back by $50 or more a month. The pantry challenge is showing me that it is possible. I’d love to have the book!!

  • Merri B - January 18, 2010 @ 10:47 am
    55

    I’m an email subscriber.

  • Victoria - January 18, 2010 @ 10:48 am
    56

    I subscribe to your feed and email updates.

  • Jodi - January 18, 2010 @ 10:50 am
    57

    Our family of 5 grocery/household goods/diapers budget is $300 per month.

  • Jodi - January 18, 2010 @ 10:50 am
    58

    I subscribe via Google Reader.

  • SavvySuzie - January 18, 2010 @ 10:53 am
    59

    I’ve been following Erin for as long as I’ve been blogging! I work off of a $200-$250 per month budget (I live south of Boston), and her dinners are a staple in my arsenal!

  • SavvySuzie - January 18, 2010 @ 10:54 am
    60

    I’m already a subscriber of yours too!

    200mission(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Rhonda - January 18, 2010 @ 11:04 am
    61

    My grocery and household goods budget is $125 per week for a family of five which includes 3 hungry boys (13, 17 and 20). I’ve been able to drop that by $30-50 the last few weeks by watching coupons and sales more closely and could do even better, but I can’t seem to keep from doing the stock-piling thing when there are great sales.

  • heatherg - January 18, 2010 @ 11:08 am
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    what an awesome giveway. Right now I kind of have a bad budget I buy what we need. Which is alot sometimes because my hubby is on a weightlifting eating schedule so he eats alot, but I do try to buy everything on sale. I think my personal products out more on a budget I don’t spend more than $5 on those a week and am fully stocked (I roll my RR from walgreens)

  • Stacy Myers - January 18, 2010 @ 11:10 am
    63

    My grocery budget is $90 per week. It works great for our family of three!

  • heatherg - January 18, 2010 @ 11:22 am
    65

    I posted aobut this on my blog

  • Jen - January 18, 2010 @ 11:24 am
    66

    I subscribe to your feed.

  • heatherg - January 18, 2010 @ 11:26 am
    67

    I entered it on my facebook.

  • cheryl - January 18, 2010 @ 11:54 am
    68

    We don’t have a written in pen budget (I really need to make one) but our bill has been running $150-$200 a month for the 4 of us & it includes all the laundry soap & diapers.
    I really cut back on our budget by trying to eliminate paper products & I’ve been mixing Dr Bronners Sal Suds cleaner (I got a 32oz bottle on clearance back in the end of Summer & it’s only 2/3 gone) it is my new wonder cleaner.

  • Jackie - January 18, 2010 @ 12:08 pm
    69

    We spend about $250/month.

  • Connie - January 18, 2010 @ 12:13 pm
    70

    We don’t have a specific budget but we spend about $400 a month on groceries (food). I just started clipping coupons & finding other ways to save so I hope to cut back a lot.

  • Connie - January 18, 2010 @ 12:13 pm
    71

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  • Kristen Warren - January 18, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
    72

    I obviously need to work on our monthly budget! How are you ladies doing it so cheap?? We are at $6 to 8 hundred per month…..YIKES!!!! I swear I use coupons….maybe we just eat too much!!!

  • Kristen Warren - January 18, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
    73

    I am a subscriber!!!!!

  • Hilary - January 18, 2010 @ 12:23 pm
    74

    $300 a month

  • Brian S - January 18, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
    75

    We’re at $60 a week, but we occasionally spend more when we find a good sale.

  • Hilary - January 18, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
    76

    also an email subscriber :)

  • Brian S - January 18, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
    77

    I’m a Google Reader RSS subscriber.

  • Kristie - January 18, 2010 @ 12:36 pm
    78

    We try to only spend 30-40 a week, but have only recently been trying to “plan” meals. This book would really really help us!

  • Jena - January 18, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
    79

    For our family of 3 adults and 3 kids, it is about 250 a month.

  • Jena - January 18, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
    80

    i follow with my google reader!

  • Amy @ Finer Things - January 18, 2010 @ 1:45 pm
    81

    I’m honestly not terribly sure how much we spend on groceries. We are SO TIGHT in all other spending areas so that we can purchase healthy, local food w/o stressing about it. I guess this is one instance where quality trumps frugality for me.

  • Amy @ Finer Things - January 18, 2010 @ 1:46 pm
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    You’re in my google reader.

  • Jules - January 18, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
    83

    Wow, I’m impressed by all of the people who have such low grocery budgets for their families! Mine is $400 for our family of four, but I can’t wait to see what you do (Andrea) with your family-of-five-budget of $200!!!!!!!!

  • Maria - January 18, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
    84

    My weekly grocery budget is $45 a week.

  • Maria - January 18, 2010 @ 1:58 pm
    85

    I am a subscriber.

  • Ann - January 18, 2010 @ 2:07 pm
    86

    My weekly budget is $50.

  • Ann - January 18, 2010 @ 2:08 pm
    87

    I have twitter about this.

  • Kathy - January 18, 2010 @ 2:08 pm
    88

    My grocery budget is $300/month.

  • Ann - January 18, 2010 @ 2:08 pm
    89

    I am signed up for your emails.

  • BrendaDe - January 18, 2010 @ 2:22 pm
    90

    no set budget – but we spend $400-$500/month for a family of four – including all household/cleaning/paper supplies.

  • Lindsay Ensor - January 18, 2010 @ 3:05 pm
    91

    Our Grocery budget is $80/week. That includes all household items, diapers, etc. I also have an allergy kid whose food alone is usually half of that!

    We also spend about $100/month at Costco stocking up on Soy milk and other things that are cheaper in bulk!

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
    92

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our budget is about 50-75 a

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
    93

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our budget is about 50-75

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
    94

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our budget is about

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
    95

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our budget is about 50-75 a week.

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
    96

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
    97

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our budget

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
    98

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!!

  • Teresa Jackson - January 18, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
    99

    I would LOVE to have that cookbook!!!! Our budget is

  • Kristie - January 18, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
    100

    We spend about $40 a week (my husband, daughter, and I).

  • Andrea Watts - January 18, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
    101

    My budget varies between $75-$100 per week.

  • Andrea Watts - January 18, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
    102

    I am already a subscriber

  • Andrea Watts - January 18, 2010 @ 3:23 pm
    103

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted this message
    Stop by @MommySnacks and enter to win a $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook – 3 Winners! Enter @ http://bit.ly/8DbcwR

  • Terri - January 18, 2010 @ 3:23 pm
    104

    Our budget for last year was $450 a month for 5 of us. Looking at records for the last 6 months though, it looks like I averaged $313 per month. So I think I will lower the budget for this year. $200 for 5 people is impressive, Andrea! I hope to read and learn.

  • Andrea Watts - January 18, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
    105

    I shared this on facebook.
    Stop by @MommySnacks and enter to win a $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook – 3 Winners! Enter @ http://bit.ly/8DbcwR

  • Eva - January 18, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
    106

    We spend about $250 a month a little more when we need to stock up but I am hoping to spend less since I bought a deep freexzer and can now take advantage of sales more and stock up. Thanks for the giveaway I would love this cookbook

  • Nicci - January 18, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
    107

    I get your daily emails, and love them!

  • Andrea Watts - January 18, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
    108
  • Eva - January 18, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
    109

    I subscribe to your blog via e-mail

  • Chrissy - January 18, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
    110

    My grocery budget is $100 per month. I need new ideas for using my stockpile, so I really want to win this cookbook!

  • Chrissy - January 18, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
    111

    I’m happy to be an e-mail subscriber of Mommy Snacks!

  • Chrissy - January 18, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
    112

    I’m happy to be an e-mail subscriber of Mommy Snacks!

  • jenny martin - January 18, 2010 @ 3:49 pm
    113

    I do not budget per se—I buy what we need–which can get out of hand–I am making that one of my priorities this year!

  • jenny martin - January 18, 2010 @ 3:49 pm
    114

    subscribe via email

  • Tiffany - January 18, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
    115

    I subscribe to your email and I just started following you on Twitter.

  • TRACI - January 18, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
    116

    Goal is $75.00 a week. I am trying to get it lower.

  • Teresa - January 18, 2010 @ 4:02 pm
    117

    My weekly grocery budget is $84. Odd number, I know, but I used percentages of income to get that.

  • Teresa - January 18, 2010 @ 4:03 pm
    118

    I am a subscriber!

  • Helen - January 18, 2010 @ 4:06 pm
    119

    I am a subscriber. We try to stay on a weekly budget of $62.50 a week which includes household supplies, drug store and grocery store.

  • Shelly - January 18, 2010 @ 4:42 pm
    120

    My grocery budget is $60 a week.

  • Shelly - January 18, 2010 @ 4:42 pm
    121

    I am a subscriber via email.

  • K - January 18, 2010 @ 4:45 pm
    122

    I try to stay under $50/week

  • K - January 18, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
    123

    I susbcribe to your RSS feed!

  • Thaleia - January 18, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
    124

    Can’t pass up a chance to win that book. My local library doesn’t own it, but I’m going to request until they do:) We have not had a set budget for food. Yes it sounds crazy but I have been trying to fill the freezer and stockpile while I can still shop. I’m due the 1st of May and already feel like a beached whale. Usually our budget was $50-$75/week for a family of 4. Will increase unless I stay on top of free food and diaper deals:)

  • Melody Carpenter - January 18, 2010 @ 4:51 pm
    125

    Our budget is $400 a month but I would love to take it down to $200!

  • Melody Carpenter - January 18, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
    126

    I’m an email subscriber.

  • jennifer - January 18, 2010 @ 4:55 pm
    127

    Our grocery budget is $200 a month, for our family of 6.

  • Elizabeth - January 18, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
    128

    Our budget is $50 a week-family of 3 plus diapers.

  • jennifer - January 18, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
    129

    I subscribe to mommy snacks via e-mail!

  • Elizabeth - January 18, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
    130

    I subscribe to email!

  • tif - January 18, 2010 @ 5:04 pm
    131

    My grocery budget feels like it’s $10 a month! Not really, but after being so $tight$ in med school, I am still a little thrifty. Residency is not much better, but we’re getting along just fine!

  • tif - January 18, 2010 @ 5:05 pm
    132

    P.S. I subscribe via Google Reader…. Each and every one of your posts is sent straight to me!

  • Carolyn - January 18, 2010 @ 5:13 pm
    133

    My budget is normally $250, to include human food for me and 2 teens, cat food and litter for 2 furbabies and health/beauty/bathroom stuff, but I’m trying to cut that down to $200/225. It would help if we didn’t go through 4-5 gallons of milk a week! Thanks to you and Erin for offering the giveaway. I saw this book at Barnes and Noble over the weekend and really had to resist!

  • Carolyn - January 18, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
    134

    I’m a subscriber.

  • gina - January 18, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
    135

    We have been spending $600/month on groceries, but we are NOW budgeting for $400/month. It has been really hard, but you have helped me out quite a bit!

  • gina - January 18, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
    136

    I am an email subscriber.

  • gina - January 18, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
    137

    Follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/drmomoftwo/status/7920602876

  • Erin - January 18, 2010 @ 5:43 pm
    138

    $400 a month…I would love to win this book and lower that!

  • Michelle - January 18, 2010 @ 5:53 pm
    139

    We’ve been doing rather poorly at budgeting, but have been forced to be better at it, due to a chance in income. We’re hoping to budget $350 for our family of four…we’ll see!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway – It would sure be a help to us!

  • Michelle - January 18, 2010 @ 5:54 pm
    140

    I’m an email subscriber, too! Love your website! :)

  • Kenna - January 18, 2010 @ 6:17 pm
    141

    It is only my husband and myself and we Easily spend $1000 a month!

  • Kenna - January 18, 2010 @ 6:20 pm
    142

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted at http://twitter.com/kennarog/status/7922647607

  • Kenna - January 18, 2010 @ 6:21 pm
    143

    I follow you on Facebook and I posted on my page.

  • Anne marie - January 18, 2010 @ 6:58 pm
    144

    I try to stick to $150 for two of us – sometimes less, sometimes more.

  • Anne marie - January 18, 2010 @ 6:59 pm
    145

    I am an email subscriber

  • tifflei - January 18, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
    146

    $80 per week for the two of us…much more than many of you guys but i a newbeee so I hope to have it lower than that pretty soon :) and with the help of this cookbook I think that is very possible

  • KimH - January 18, 2010 @ 7:48 pm
    147

    I dont really have a specific grocery budget however, I probably spend about $60-$75 a week nowadays.. Prior to finding the Coupon World I spent more than double that.. Its crazy awesome! :D

  • KimH - January 18, 2010 @ 7:49 pm
    148

    Im an email suscriber! :D

  • Dina - January 18, 2010 @ 7:57 pm
    150

    We are a family of 5 and try to keep it at an average of $80/week for all consumables.

  • Dina - January 18, 2010 @ 7:59 pm
    151

    I am a subscriber to your blog.

  • Greg O - January 18, 2010 @ 8:49 pm
    152

    My family budget is $100 per week including food, consumables and eating out. I would love the recipe book to identify dinner items to help continue to manage this down.

  • Greg O - January 18, 2010 @ 8:49 pm
    153

    I am also a subscriber.

  • Marla Rigas - January 18, 2010 @ 8:56 pm
    154

    We try to keep our weekly grocery budget around $100 a week. We have 5 in our family with 2 that are on a wheat free and milk free diet.

  • Carrie - January 18, 2010 @ 9:01 pm
    155

    I have a grocery budget of $100 a week, tops, for a family of 8 (including 3 adults). That also includes basic household items and cleaning supplies. I already subscribe to your e-mail updates. I’d love one of those cookbooks! Thanks!

  • Juli Lonas - January 18, 2010 @ 9:05 pm
    156

    I subscribe, thanks!
    Juli
    sjlonas at gmail dot com

  • Jessica - January 18, 2010 @ 9:07 pm
    157

    Our budget is $300 a month.

  • Jessica - January 18, 2010 @ 9:08 pm
    158

    I subscribe to your blog by e-mail

  • Juli Lonas - January 18, 2010 @ 9:18 pm
    159

    Does not having a budget count? I stock up when the sales. When they’re not, we eat what we have stocked up, doing ad match at Walmart for fresh fruits and vegetables only. My average is probably around $175 – $200 per month.

    Juli
    sjlonas at gmail dot com

  • Amber - January 18, 2010 @ 9:39 pm
    160

    Our monthly budget is $300, but we rarely spend it. Typically, I spend $230. Includes food & personal hyg. products such as makeup, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.

  • Nicole - January 18, 2010 @ 10:29 pm
    161

    Our budget is $350-400/month. I buy mostly organic fruits and vegetables and use lots of coupons. I also have home meat delivery.

  • Nicole - January 18, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
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    email subscriber

  • Kimberli - January 18, 2010 @ 10:48 pm
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    Our grocery budget is $200/month, that’s down from $240/month about 6 months ago so we’re improving!

  • Kimberli - January 18, 2010 @ 10:50 pm
    164

    I subscribe to your daily email updates!

  • shirley - January 18, 2010 @ 10:57 pm
    165

    I subscribe to your daily email updates!

  • shirley - January 18, 2010 @ 11:00 pm
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    Our grocery budget for a family of four plus 1 greyhound is $100. That includes food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, dog food, vitamins…absolutely everything!

  • Penny - January 18, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
    167

    My budget is $75 per week for groceries and drugstore buys.

  • Kimberly - January 19, 2010 @ 12:59 am
    168

    Our budget is $100, but I’m getting better at couponing & stock piling during sales so I’m hoping to get that number down.

  • KAD - January 19, 2010 @ 2:42 am
    169

    I would LOVE to try the recipes in this new book!!

  • Stephanie - January 19, 2010 @ 3:36 am
    170

    My budget is around $60/week which includes eating out w/my boyfriend too.

  • Stephanie - January 19, 2010 @ 3:37 am
    171

    I’m an email subscriber.

  • Ashlea - January 19, 2010 @ 7:05 am
    172

    Our grocery budget is about $40-$50/week depending on how many fresh fruits we have left from the prior week.

  • Ashlea - January 19, 2010 @ 7:06 am
    173

    I’m an email subscriber.

  • Gisele - January 19, 2010 @ 7:58 am
    174

    Just subscribed!!

  • Jen @ 925frugal.com - January 19, 2010 @ 8:05 am
    175

    Our monthly budget is $400. I am a working mom, so cooking from scratch isn’t as easy.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways.
    I am also a subscriber, but under a different email address. :)
    Thx

  • Jackie - January 19, 2010 @ 8:19 am
    176

    I don’t really have a budget…but spend about $400 a month on groceries. I would love to reduce the amount. Thanks!

  • Jackie - January 19, 2010 @ 8:19 am
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    I subscribe via email

  • kim - January 19, 2010 @ 8:21 am
    178

    Our budget for the month (for a family of 4) is $400 or less. That is quite the improvement over 2 Februarys ago as we were spending approximately $900 a month on groceries! If I can get the monthly down to about $250 that would be even better!

  • Kim - January 19, 2010 @ 8:35 am
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    I am new to your blog. I signed up for the RSS feed last week. I love it! I have been out of control and I am REALLY trying to change! My daughter is 4 and barely knows what it is like to eat at home. I am a truely AWEFUL cook. No kidding!! I have to make 2 grilled cheese sandwiches because 1 always ends up a pile charred black mess. I budgeted myself to $250 / week. But that includes EVERYTHING. Groceries/Gas/eat out/any purchases/Dr.Visits. So far, we have been eating at home every meal for 3 weeks. Thanks for being here. I am grateful for your e-support.

  • Mona - January 19, 2010 @ 9:08 am
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    Email subscriber

  • Mona - January 19, 2010 @ 9:14 am
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    My grocery budget since the Eat from the Pantry challange I have averaged on $25 a week on groceries. Prior to the challange we averaged $75 a week Wahoooo!

  • Susan - January 19, 2010 @ 9:30 am
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    You are on my wall on facebook.

  • Meg - January 19, 2010 @ 10:51 am
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    Would LOVE

  • Meg - January 19, 2010 @ 10:59 am
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    Oops, sorry – Would love to win a cook book! Our weekly budget used to be $300+ every two weeks. I’ve got it down to about $115 per week (for a family of 5). Thanks!

  • Meg - January 19, 2010 @ 10:59 am
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    I am subscribed to your daily email. Thanks!

  • Meg - January 19, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    I just became a fan of mommy snacks on facebook! Thanks!

  • sara - January 19, 2010 @ 11:29 am
    187

    we are 7 ppl, so i try to do $100 a week

  • Suzanne - January 19, 2010 @ 12:04 pm
    188

    My goal is $50 a week for a family of 3, but that includes all toiletries and cleaners and stuff like that.

  • Kristy - January 19, 2010 @ 12:32 pm
    189

    Our grocery budget is $300/month.

  • Kristy - January 19, 2010 @ 12:33 pm
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    Email subscriber!

  • lynn - January 19, 2010 @ 12:38 pm
    191

    What a great photo… Working on a budget, let you know next week – LOL!

  • lynn - January 19, 2010 @ 12:39 pm
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    Subscribe to feed and love it!

  • lynn - January 19, 2010 @ 12:39 pm
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    tweeted here – http://twitter.com/mavenofsavin
    PICK ME!! I need $5 dollar dinners!!

  • Linda - January 19, 2010 @ 12:41 pm
    194

    Our current bucget is about $300/month – but I need to get it back to $200/month

  • Amy P - January 19, 2010 @ 12:42 pm
    195

    I don’t really have a weekly budget but it hurts my feelings to spend more than I save each week :) I usually spend around $60 a week for a family of four, three of them being men!
    I am a current subscriber :)

  • Lezlee - January 19, 2010 @ 2:28 pm
    196

    My grocery budget for a family of 3 is about 250-300/month. I would love to reduce it to 200. maybe when the fruit prices go down or my son gets potty trained.

  • Susan @ Heart Pondering - January 19, 2010 @ 5:31 pm
    197

    I’m new to intentional frugality (and your blog!) I subscribe via Bloglines.

    My current grocery budget for a family of 5 is over $500/month (which is why I need to learn and improve!) Thanks.

  • Whitney - January 19, 2010 @ 7:32 pm
    198

    As of now, we live my parents while we are finishing up out home. When we move in in about two weeks, I plan to set our budget at $200 per month.

  • Whitney - January 19, 2010 @ 7:33 pm
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    I subscribe via feed.

  • Yolanda - January 19, 2010 @ 9:41 pm
    200

    My budget is $300 a month for 2… however it includes eating out, groceries, adult beverages for hubby and toiletries.

  • Lezlee - January 20, 2010 @ 10:23 am
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    I am a fan on Facebook

  • April Vereb - January 20, 2010 @ 11:09 am
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    My grocery budget is about $50/week. I try to shop only sales when grocery shopping for dinners.

  • April Vereb - January 20, 2010 @ 11:10 am
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    I subscribe to your emails!

  • Beth - January 20, 2010 @ 11:24 am
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    I try for about $60 a week including pet food, but I do massive stocking up trips to BJs quarterly too.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  • Beth - January 20, 2010 @ 11:24 am
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    I’m a RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  • Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker - January 20, 2010 @ 1:41 pm
    206

    I would love to win one of these!!

  • Mommy Daisy - January 21, 2010 @ 11:10 am
    207

    Our grocery budget is currently $400/month. But that includes groceries, toiletries, medicines, craft supplies (I knit, crochet, and sew), eating out (which we do at least once a week), and other things that come up.

  • Mommy Daisy - January 21, 2010 @ 11:11 am
    208

    I subscribe to your feeds.

  • Paula - January 21, 2010 @ 12:28 pm
    209

    Currently my budget is $400 a month and want to cut that down! I’m doing a pantry challenge and only allowing myself to spend $150 in one month

  • Paula - January 21, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
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    I tweeted as frostedfingers & phunkyrockgal

  • Lezlee - January 21, 2010 @ 12:31 pm
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    I tweeted

  • Paula - January 21, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
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    I posted on my facebook wall

  • Sarah - January 21, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
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    I am working on shrinking our grocery budget…as it is now we spend at least $300/month.

  • Sarah - January 21, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
    214

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  • Sarah - January 21, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
    215

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway.

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