Sample Meals & Costs

In the column on the right are some meals I eat at very low costs. If you click on each link, you’ll see the different costs I’d pay if I paid full price, bargain price and with smart shopping. The prices on each picture are the Smart Shopping costs and an explanation of how I got them.

Plan on paying a little less than the Bargain cost for most of your meals. The Smart Shopping costs include some one-time deals, such as manager’s specials, dented cans, etc. But, you’ll run into those quite often in your area, so you’ll pay a little less than the Bargain cost of each meal when you average in your Smart Shopping deals.

The difference between the Bargain and Smart Shopping cost is not huge. You should be able to eat for less than $5 each day at the Bargain cost for each meal.

And I’m not including the 50+ free items I get from Kroger with their Free Friday promotion. These include boxes of breakfast bars, cups of yogurts, large bottles of juice, cases of bottle water, etc.