Category Archives: Lunch

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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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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