Dollar Store Sloppy Joe Dinner only $.89 Per Serving


I stopped at the $.99 Only Store this week and picked up these items below. My kids LOVE Sloppy Joe’s and I love the price at the checkout stand. Total tab was a whopping $4.

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Here’s the breakdown below.

  • Cantaloupe -$.25
  • Grilled Potatoes- $.25
  • Bun- $.08
  • Meat- $.25
  • Sauce- .17
  • Total- $.89

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Quick & Easy Dollar Store Guacamole

My local $.99 Store had avacados in stock this week so I decided to make guacamole!  This recipe was only $3 which includes 2 avacados and 1 seasoning packet.

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Dollar Store Blueberry Muffins


All of the items below were purchased at a dollar store.



I followed the recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. My kids love these muffins and I bake up a few batches at a time. These can be frozen and taken out of the freezer as needed.  We eat them at breakfast, snack time, and on the go.

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Oven Roasted Ranch Red Potatoes

I found 3lb bags of red potatoes at a local dollar store this week and decided to toss them with Ranch and roast them in the oven. In this recipe only the potatoes were purchased from a dollar store.

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Fast Food Friday: Chili Cheese Turkey Dogs and Sweet Potato Fries

Feeding a family of 8 at a local fast food joint can easily run $100 for us. On Fridays our family fixes our favorite fast food items at home for a fraction of the price and so can you.  Below we made Chili Cheese Turkey Dogs & Sweet Potato Fries with watermelon on the side.  Here's another example of a dollar store meal that won't break the bank. Enjoy!


All items were purchased from a dollar store with the exception of the Hormel Chili that I purchased for $1 at a local grocery store. I already had cheese on hand and factored it into the overall price.




For $1.22 I was able to feed my family a meal that they like and I didn't break the bank. I always try to add fruit to the mix when we eat high calorie meals and this one was not exception. 



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My Big Lots Shopping Trip 7/7/14

Here's a video of my trip to Big Lots this week. Even though it's not a dollar store, they still have many dollar items. Let me know what you think.


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Bagel & Cream Cheese With Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast only $.90

I try to rotate breakfast options so that my kids don't get burned out on a particular meal. Fortunately for me, my kids love to eat breakfast anytime of the day so I am always looking for more variety. All items were purchased at a local dollar store.

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This simple breakfast is satisfying and costs less than $1 to make. Here's the breakdown:

  • Bagel- $.25
  • Cream Cheese- $.15
  • Cantaloupe- $.25
  • Yogurt- $.25
  • Final Cost- $.90


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My Dollar Store Shopping Trip on 6/23/14


Check out my haul from a local dollar store this week!


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Breakfast: Oatmeal, Orange Juice and Plums only $1.09 Per Serving

I was really happy to find the Apple Cinnamon oatmeal that my kids like to eat at the $.99 store. The oatmeal had 6 packets, the plums were $.99lb and the o.j. was $.99 for 4 servings. 


This basic breakfast of oatmeal, orange juice and plums is sure to stick to your ribs as the day goes by!



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