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!

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Just a glimpse of our lives. February 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I posted this contest on facebook and my blog.
kendravdv@hotmail.com

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Just a glimpse of our lives. February 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I think I could feed my family on $50 a week because I enjoy finding a good deal with sale items and coupons. My husband is not working right now so I feel that it is my duty to not pay full price on an item and save as much money on groceries now while we are down to one income.

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Rachael February 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I think I could do $50/week, but I think it would be boring (at my house, anyway!). My problem is finding creative meals. I’m getting good at couponing and stockpiling the deals. I’m struggling to make thrifty, creative meals that my 3-year old will eat with us. :)

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I could definitely feed my family for $50/week, especially at Meijer. I should note that at this point, our family only consists of 2 adults, one 4-year-old and a dog! :) However, when I combine my coupons with Meijer’s sales and double coupon policy’s I can frequently purchase food for all of our meals on the cheap. One great tip is that Meijer almost always has their bags of bone-in chicken breast on sale, even when not advertised, for $5 or less per bag. Throwing one bag in the crockpot yields me enough shredded chicked for 3-4 meals (and I tend to over-do it with the meat, so this could stretch even farther). That’s a cheap approach to protein! :)
valerierinman AT msn DOT com

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JAMBA February 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I wish I could feed my family for $50/week, but I am such a bad planner/organizer I don’t think I could do it! Plus, my dear husband doesn’t like a wide variety of things. No crock pot, casserole or anything like that.

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sclinken February 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I am a new user:) I subscribed to your feed by email. I also emailed your blog to all my friends.

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sclinken February 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I think I could feed my family for $5 a day if I didn’t have twins still in baby food. I can definitely do it for the rest of my family. I recently cut my budget each week in groceries, so I have to do something:) I have recently started couponing and am seeing a big savings. I can’t wait til the baby food is gone and everyone is eating from the table.

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JAMBA February 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I posted about this on Twitter and Facebook! Thanks for the great giveaway Erin!

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The Holdaway's February 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I subscribe to your feed!

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The Holdaway's February 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I think we could do 50 a week. I think right now we do about 60/week, but I’m up for a challenge!

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Brent & Janelle February 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I’m a subscriber! Thanks for all the great ideas…

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Emily February 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I read about this giveaway on a blog. My weekly budget for groceries/diapers is $50. We have been eating out a lot lately, so that amount has gone up. I (usually) make $50 work by clipping coupons, scouring the sales flyer, and stock piling great deals. A $50 gift card to Meijer would probably last me 2-3 weeks.

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Lesley Cooper Pollard February 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I forwarded the link to this blog onto friends and fam via email, and posted a note in Facebook.

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Laura February 23, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I currently spend $70 a week for 2 adults and 2 teens who are very athletic and eat like adults! If it wasn’t for Meijer, I don’t think I could get by! With their incredible sales combined with coupons, I have GREAT weeks where I can only spend $50 a week.

Laura

fassothfamily1 at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I could easily spend $50.00 at Meijer with coupons I could strech it!!!

I posted a note on startsampling.com
thx sarah
sarakate25@yahoo.com

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Rachel February 23, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I would have a hard time feeding my family on $50 per week since I’m a stickler for getting lots of fruits and veggies into us, AND there are quite a few of us gathering around the table, but if I had to, I could since I’m also an old hand at shopping on the cheap when necessity demands it.

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Shawna February 23, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I posted your giveaway over at http://www.couponladyonline.com! This is awesome!

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Shawna February 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

$50 would go pretty far for me at Meijer. There are only 2 of us, and our grocery budget is $30 a week, and we often don’t spend that! Thanks again for your awesome giveaways, recipes, and frugal living tips!
Shawna from couponladyonline.com

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CJ February 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I try very hard to stick to $50 a week. I have been cutting coupons and stockpiling staples when they are on sale.
I posted a twitter link!

Carmajo
cburghardt@woh.rr.com

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Diana February 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I live by myself so $50 lasts for several weeks for me!

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I would be able to spend only fifty dollars a week on groceries…it would be a challenge..and I would have to get more head on to my coupons but its something i would love to try out. Cool Contest.

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm

would be able to spend only fifty dollars a week on groceries…it would be a challenge..and I would have to get more head on to my coupons but its something i would love to try out. Cool Contest

Renee
renhilt@aol.com

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C. February 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I think we currently spend about $50 a week and that’s with me being lazy and not shopping sales/using coupons as much as I could! I make everything from scratch, so that makes a huge difference. This giveaway would be perfect for us!

christina dot rains dot miller at gmail dot com

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Mrs. Paradis February 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I think I could do it on $50 a week including ingriedents I have on hand with it.

I have passed on this contest to others.

maparadis@aol.com

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I think I could buy a weeks worth of groceries on $50.

I have subscribed to your blog.

Nicole H. :)
nherzog1@gmail.com

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The Engbers Family February 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I’ve posted about this giveaway on my blog engbers-family.blogspot.com
Thank you!

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The Engbers Family February 23, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Saving money on groceries is my newest hobby! :) I have yet to feed my family of 4 (including diapers, cleaning supplies, etc.) for $50 a week, but I’m getting better! I can’t wait to check out the rest of your frugal living tips.
michelle dot engbers at gmail dot com

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alexis February 23, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I’m a feed subscriber!

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alexis February 23, 2009 at 9:25 pm

It would be really hard to spend only $50 because we are big meat eaters in our family. Steak here is about $5.99/lb so that’s half our budget!

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Mindy February 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I subscibe to your blog through google reader, thanks for the chance to win the gift card!

n2pepsi2 at yahoo com

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lerinleigh February 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I really don’t think we could do it! We very rarely eat out, but I still average $150 at least every 2 weeks. I just can’t seem to get much lower! But we are feeding 2 great danes as well!

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I could definitely do under $50/wk, but it’s just me and DH- no kiddos. That makes it so much easier!

I also subscribe via email!

peduzzi dot survey at gmail dot com

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Anonymous February 23, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I don’t think we can do $50 a week, but it’s a great goal. We have a special diet, too, so I’m watching to see how you do it.

alexia598 at yahoo dot com

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Brenda February 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I have been feeding my family on $50 or less for about 6 months now. I actually usually spend $30-40 a week and there have been several weeks that I don’t go to the store at all.

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healthymomhealthykids February 23, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I tell all my friends and family about you. I facebooked 5dollardinners today.

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healthymomhealthykids February 23, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I don’t think I could feed my fam on $50 a week. I send my husband to work with breakfast and lunch, plus we have two little ones. That’s 84 meals a week, plus snacks and drinks~! But everyday I work hard at sending less. You have helped soooo much! Thanks!

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Steph February 24, 2009 at 7:08 am

I know I could do the $50 dollars a week. We have an Amish-run store near us that sells grocery items that are a little banged up for extremely low prices, and I go there and stock my pantry every once in a while. Then when I go to plan menus, I plan around what I have on hand and all I have to by is meat and produce for the most part.

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Anonymous February 24, 2009 at 7:22 am

I don’t know if I could do the $50/week meals, but I would like to try. I’m new to couponing and thrift, but I am learning. Thanks for the giveaway. Your blog is fun and I enjoy your ideas.
Shannon in Indiana
bruceandshan at sbcglobal dot net

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Christina February 24, 2009 at 8:10 am

I subscribed to your email fees.

familycircus10 at fourway dot net

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Christina February 24, 2009 at 8:14 am

I have only spent $50 a week for groceries on low weeks when I used my stockpile but for every week I cannot feed 11 people for that amount. It is easier in the summer when we have a garden but I also spend the difference then at the Amish produce auction putting up food for winter that we can’t grow enough of.

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Mommy Daisy February 24, 2009 at 9:16 am

I could definitely get through a week on $50 of groceries. We have a small grocery budget as it is, and thanks to some great websites I’ve been learning more and more about buying bargains and using coupons to get things cheap.

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Mommy Daisy February 24, 2009 at 9:18 am

I subscribe to your feeds too. :)

Just in case – mommydaisy at gmail dot com

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Lisa February 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

Hi! I subscribe to your [awesome] blog and put it in my “shared” items for many to see.
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Thanks!

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Lisa February 24, 2009 at 9:33 am

I am trying to get better about buying things on special and planning around that, but I do stock up when meats are 40% off and put them in the freezer for later.

THanks for the giveaway!

Lisa lisakathleen515 at yahoo dot com

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Emily February 24, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I blogged about this giveaway on my blog:
http://liverenewed.blogspot.com/2009/02/and-giveaway.html

~Emily
savingemily(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Emily February 24, 2009 at 1:15 pm

We try to spend $50/week or less on groceries every week. Sometimes it is easy, other weeks it is more of a stretch. I also try to stockpile sale items within this $50 budget, I am definitely up to the challenge!!

~Emily
savingemily(at)gmail(dot)com

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wolff February 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I love the challenge of keeping my food budget under $50! The enjoyable part of this challenge is keeping the foods healthy. I'm focused on whole grain carbohydrates, low sugar, low sodium, lots of frozen & fresh fruits & vegetables, dairy products, eggs, seeds and nuts for our source of protein. But will buy quality meat if its on sale, in fact, 90% of my groceries are sale items, the other 10% are the cravings we all have, I just get the least expensive brand. I don't scour the newspapers to see where the sales are. I shop only at stores that are on my way. I figure what I don't spend on gas, I'm spending on quality food. I let fate dictate what my family and I are eating from week to week.

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lnwn February 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I have been subscribing to your blog in google reader. It’s great and thanks very much! I try to feed my family on fifty a week and we succeed most of the time. We are mainly vegetarian but do incorporate some fish items, so I think that makes it easier to eat on the cheap. I love my pressure cooker for beans! We also get WIC so of course, that makes a huge difference to my grocery bill – we get coupons for cheese, beans, juice, milk and cereal.

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Leah W February 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm
Leah W February 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm

are far as feeding my family on $50 a week…I think I am on my way to doing that! I have not been able to consistantly do that, maybe one week a month I can but I am just now getting to that point. I am working on it though!

love you blog!

haelww at comcast dot net

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