The contest starts tomorrow and I think there is still time tonight to sign up for it here. Click on the link and write in all your necessary information. Go for it--you may be the winner!
This challenge lasts for an entire month. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted to try this, seeing that we're going to be moving soon, but after talking to Q about it he thought it was great. He said, "Win us a thousand dollars, Babe" as he gave me a high-five! That's right--the winner gets a $1,000 grocery card plus some side dishes from the Knorr company. They also get to be featured in the magazine (and yes, I wouldn't mind being featured again!:) There are a few rules to stick with like--you can only spend up to $25 per person per week, and you can't roll over to the next week if you don't reach the quota. Going out to eat counts towards that money, so that needs to be left out or minimized. You have to save all your receipts so that you can be judged on one of the criteria--healthy food. The other two criterias are: if you kept within budget and and if you're creative. I figured if you're one of the top 10 finalists, that it will come down to that last criteria.
I've been working on a game plan for this as I get started. I've been looking at my cupboards, writing down lists, checking out coupons and trying to figure out what food I could use from the garden. I'll keep you all posted! Wouldn't it be wonderful if God could provide for us in this way? I know one thing for sure--I'll be learning how to save us more money. And that's a very good thing.