Meijer $50 Gift Card Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 23, 2009

***Update: This Giveaway is now closed!

Here’s some more gorcery store love for you all! Meijer has graciously agreed to give away a $50 gift card to 1 winner!
$50 is more than a week’s worth of $5 meals, and for some, could be a week’s worth of groceries! (For more on feeding a family on $50 a week, visit Moms Need to Know and read her great series!) What a great challenge to feed your family on $50 a week! Of course, you could use the GC to spoil yourself or get some other necessities :)

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, February 25th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced in Wednesday’s dinner post.
2. Entry #1: Fill out the form below.
3. Entry #2: Leave a comment telling me in what way you promoted this contest (i.e., posting it in a forum, posting about it on your blog, Twitter about it, and/or subscribe to my feed by email or in a reader). I will combine the comments with the form replies before selecting the winner. If you leave a comment without contact information, i.e. blog link or email addy, I will have to delete it :( . Please write your email address like so as to avoid spam. 5dollardinners at gmail dot com
4. Entry #3: Leave a separate comment telling me whether or not you think you could feed your family for $5o a week. Why or why not? Are you up for the challenge???

If you reading in a reader and can’t see this entry form, go here to enter!

{ 116 comments… read them below or add one }

Brooke February 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

I am a subscriber! Love the idea of dinner for $5 or less!


Brooke February 25, 2009 at 12:32 am

The idea of feeding my family for $50 a week is probably a little unrealistic for me. We are a family of four, but my husband tends to eat a little extra at most meals and my son *who is only 4* seems to be a bottomless pit as well. It is a little difficult for me because neither of them are overweight, so I can’t even give them a little guilt for running up the grocery budget. I love the recipes you share, but in our house they have to be doubled or someone would go hungry. LOL!


judybrittle February 25, 2009 at 12:43 am

I’m a subscriber.


judybrittle February 25, 2009 at 12:48 am

Right now it would be pretty hard to feed my family on $50.00 a week. My daughter who moved back home with 2 of my grandkids is on a diet and is buying special foods and the grandkids need lunches packed for school and daycare. My husband who recently started kidney dialysis is on a really strict diet and can only eat power foods. We are learning what those include and he will be eating different foods than the rest of us. I like to eat and if I want anything tasty we have to spend extra money again. Sad to say $50.00 just isn’t possible right now.


christinnjon February 25, 2009 at 11:08 am

I twittered and shared on Facebook!


christinnjon February 25, 2009 at 11:10 am

Honestly, I don’t think I could feed my family for $50 a week simply because we are a family of 6, BUT, I would be willing to give it a try and come as close as I could get to $50/week. (does this include breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks, too? Or just dinners?) I’ll check out the challenge!


Amy in Ohio February 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Amy in Ohio February 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Like you, I have a husband with expensive taste on some things – not everything, but he’s picky about things like cheese and yogurt and meat. Plus we try to do organic wherever possible – especially for meats and dairy products. I’d love to keep it under $50, but it would be tough. That’s why I’m stalking you, to learn the trick!!


Ginny February 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm

It would be hard, but I think I could feed my family for $50 a week. Most of our money goes to things that are easy to make, so I’d just have to home cook more.


Stef February 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

i think I could feed my family on $50 a week….it would be hard, but I am sure I could do it!!




kelli February 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I don’t think I could feed our family of 6 humans, 2 huge dogs and 2 cats on $50 a week but I could get a really good start! I try to get all the cleaning, personal hygiene and paper products free but produce is pricey.
Add that to Iams dog food for the puppy and I just couldn’t make it.
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jackielynn February 25, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Well, I think with enough staples at home and ALOT of shopping around, I could feed my family on $50 a week. But time is not so much a free item anymore with 3 kids!


jackielynn February 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Katie February 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I could totally do $50 a week! I love my Meijer and “my” cashier, Dona. She rocks and is so good about my coupons, she even compliments on my skills and says I inspire her to keep clipping coupons! And my store pushes out the reduced produce cart daily around 10:30 am, tons of produce for the cheap!

dellerbk at gmail dot com


Miss Crystal February 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I left a tweet.

I could definitely do $50 per week since there is only 2 of us.


Sandy January 20, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I can’t feed my family of two on $50.00 a week but I am having fun trying. My admiration to people who can. I can’t wait to send this to all my family and friends.


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