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  #1  
February 13th, 2007, 09:47 PM
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With dollar tree...

I went to the "big" one today (it's about 12 miles as opposed to 1.5 miles!) because I was trying to find more of the Valentine plates and napkins for my little princess' birthday party.... and I wandered back to the frozen stuff. I guess the only other time I'd been there, I was still not totally as much a tight wad as I am now. I mean to tell you!

I could seriously do almost all of my shopping there--and MEGA CHEAP! They have 1 lb. packages of ground turkey for a buck! I thought I was doing so well cutting it from a little over 2 bucks a pound to about a dollar and a half (with my nifty Kitchen Aid), but WOW! a dollar per pound! And packages of meatballs, chicken tenders, cole's garlic bread... the veggies are actually .11 more there than SAL, but SAL is only a couple miles away... But...dollar tree seriously has stuff for me to do a week's worth of meals... I could do something like this:

-Tacos with gr. turkey and homemade flour tortillas (for less than 2 bucks skimping on the cheese, about 2.50 if not)
-hamburger potato soup (with the gr. turkey; for less than 3 bucks)
-spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread (sauce is about .69 from scratch, 1.00 for meatballs, and .59 for spaghetti, 1.00 for garlic bread)
-chicken tenders mashed potatoes and corn (2.00, .15, .30)
-chili and rice (1.00, .50 for beans, .40 two cans tomato sauce, .39 diced tomatoes... and have some left over)
-goulash and corn (SP?) chili left from night before, with elbow noodles added, so it's half of the previous, with .30 for noodles, and .30 for corn.
-salisbury steaks with mashed potatoes and green beans (2.00, .15, .30)

Total for seven days: 16.37!

course, that doesn't include drinks, breakfasts, or lunches... but that's pretty cheap in a pinch!

Menu for the (*ETA: I'm not sure what that was! lol I guess I was tired)
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February 13th, 2007, 11:56 PM
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You have a dollar tree with a freezer section? Oh my goodness, how jealous I am! The Dollar Tree's here don't usually have a lot of food. How awesome!
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February 14th, 2007, 08:04 AM
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You have a dollar tree with a freezer section? Oh my goodness, how jealous I am! The Dollar Tree's here don't usually have a lot of food. How awesome![/b]
There's three here--two are about 1.5 miles from my house, one in each direction, but they don't have the freezer section. I have to go pretty far to get to the big one. I found out just how worthwhile it is though. They also have the Gustafson's farms chocolate milk (I think it's a half gallon size) for only a buck! They had other stuff, too---bologna, corn dogs, frozen pizzas, margarine tubs for .50, parkay squeezable for a buck... the list just goes on! I didn't remember the food section being so worthwhile last time I drove out to that one! I was so silly then...
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February 14th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Our Dollar Tree just added a freezer section, so it may be new. Though, our Dollar Tree's freezer section is not that big. It sounds like the one you went to has a big freezer section!!!!

I have to tell you, though, when we went to my MIL's house a couple of weeks ago, I made a point of going to the Save a Lot (we don't have one, but she lives in another state). I was impressed with their prices, as well. They had Beech Nut Rice Cereal for $1.19 which was very good compared to our stores. Since I had a $1 coupon, I got it for only .19c
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February 14th, 2007, 01:02 PM
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I just went to Save A Lot for the first time this last week as well. They opened a newer one here, so I tried that one. My only other SAL experience had not been a good one at the old store next to the discount booze place ... eek. All in all, I thought it was pretty nice. They do have a boat load of their branded items, which makes it harder to use coupons, but when I was able to I did some great saving. I got ground beef there that looked better than the stuff in our grocery store for less than 1.70/lb (for chuck). At Meijer, I would have easily paid over $2/lb for the same thing. SAL did not have good looking chicken though, so I got that at Meijer, but they had bags of frozen boneless skinless BOGO, so it all worked out. Overall, I was quite pleased.

(And I kind of dig bringing the groceries home in a box instead of bags. It's way easier to handle!)
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February 14th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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I love the Dollar Tree. We have one nearby that has a frozen section but I have yet to visit it. Gonna have to put that at the top of my list now.
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February 15th, 2007, 08:41 PM
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Our dollar tree does not have a frozen section. *sob*
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