Cookbook Giveaway – The $50 Weekly Shop

The $50 Weekly Shop: How to Buy Groceries for a Family of Four on a Tight Budget   by Jody Allen of Stay at Home Mum fame, promises to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to get your family grocery budget down to only $50. Seems impossible right? But, this title will help you set up your grocery budget, create delicious meals that cost less, and make the most of every grocery purchase.

$50 Weekly Shop features 224 recipes, meal plans, sample grocery lists and advice on how to grow and make your own food. From condiments to making your own sweetened condensed milk to entrees – Allen has you covered.

We are pleased to offer one copy of this title to our EYB Members in Australia only.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Would you be able to feed your family on $50 a week?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on April 30th, 2017


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  • Katiefayhutson  on  March 31, 2017

    I would love to be able to feed my family for $50 a week, but I don't know how we could get it down that far.

  • obbigttam  on  March 31, 2017

    Lol I can't see how but willing to give it a try. Our weekly shop averages around $200 at the moment and apart from becoming vegetarian can't picture getting 2 adults and a growing boy fed on $50.

  • Drummrgal  on  April 1, 2017

    I would be using a far higher percentage of canned foods to get down to $50 per week. It's worth a try!

  • hippiechick1955  on  April 1, 2017

    If I had to I could but they wouldn't necessarily like it. Lots of rice and homemade soups.

  • Bridie  on  April 2, 2017

    With difficulty… And there is only 2 of us

  • imjammin2  on  April 2, 2017

    I'm sure I could but it would be a challenge!

  • keelz23  on  April 3, 2017

    I would try the tomato & zucchini pasta.

  • ravensfan  on  April 3, 2017

    Slow cooker sticky ribs

  • matag  on  April 9, 2017


  • sarahawker  on  April 10, 2017

    It's really hard to imagine, 4 men w/ $50? Does it include meat?

  • bstewart  on  April 10, 2017

    Possibly, being super resourceful. But it'd be a challenge!

  • gjnmc  on  April 14, 2017

    Possibly if we ate much less meat and more canned food. I'm very curious to read this book to see how its done.

  • CurlyCozza  on  April 14, 2017

    I very much doubt it! But I am so curious as to how she does it!

  • fiarose  on  April 15, 2017

    yes, of course! fresh veggies and staples, like rice and beans. i live on less than 50 a week normally!

  • IngridO  on  April 15, 2017

    Slow-cooker chocolate fudge

  • DFlorent  on  April 19, 2017

    ??? that would be testing me.

  • mph993  on  April 20, 2017

    Not without knowing a lot more about it than I do now.

  • jd5761  on  April 20, 2017

    Slow-cooker chocolate fudge

  • pandapotamus  on  April 20, 2017

    it would be a challenge!

  • edyenicole  on  April 22, 2017

    The TV dinner sounds interesting!

  • Rowdyrabbit  on  April 24, 2017

    The best I've been able to do is $100 for the 5 of us, with a well stocked pantry though! Also, we have special dietary needs that usually pushes costs up.

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