Penny Experiment Update

Things have been a bit quiet for the last couple of months, but that wasn’t due to me forgetting about this project in any way. In fact, I embarked on a Eating Well ON $1 A Day Challenge which I hope will ultimately bring a lot more publicity to Penny Experiment (I’m currently on day 64 having spent $40.01 on food).

While I had initially hoped that the coupon bloggers would be able to help me get to the final goal (they have done a fantastic job and have already done more than their fair share in helping this experiment along), the reality is that they are quite busy with their own blogging and there are a limited number of them out there so I needed to come up with a new strategy.

That new strategy is to teach anyone that wants to learn how to greatly reduce their grocery bill how I have been able to eat well on $1 a day. In doing that, they will end up getting some food for free which they may not need, and they can then pass this food onto their local food banks. Since there are far more people that want to learn how to reduce their shopping costs than coupon bloggers, I am hoping that over time we can find enough people to help out that will eventually get Penny Experiment to $1 million worth of food donated to food banks.

I do have a backlog of updates to get up (more penny art work, penny for your thought books and updates and food bank deliveries) and hopefully you will being seeing multiple posts going up beginning this weekend. I just wanted to send a quick shoutout to all that have helped thus far that all the little things have added up (over $13,000 worth of food donated!) and it has been greatly appreciated. I hope that we can do even more in the months to come.

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6 Responses to Penny Experiment Update

  1. Tammy says:

    Just found your site! I’m excited to try this and lower our bill and be able to donate to a food bank! Thanks for documenting your journey!

  2. Courtney says:

    As I don’t have a couponing blog, I am thrilled that there will now be a mechanism for me to participate in the Penny Experiment!

  3. Alice Elyaman says:

    Count me in too. I was fascinated with your dollar a day experiment, and have thus been researching couponing.When I figure it out, I will be sending you some stuff. My kids are doing Project Downtown Tampa every Friday. They make up sandwichesand lunches and pass out to homeless at several places in Tampa. My oldest started Project Downtown in Ocala.FL. Couponing would be a great way to put together hygene bags, which the kids try to do from time to time. We have been usually getting sample sizes through the dollar stores, but we can get large sizes through coupons for lots cheaper. God bless you for what you are doing!

  4. Count me in! As I said in an earlier email, I’m hoping to raise $2000 by the end of this year. I think it’s pretty doable but I definitely need to learn a lot more before I can really start doing this well. My family, friends, and colleagues are already in action to help me on my journey. Thanks for the inspiration and the advice. I know it will help a ton!

  5. Andrea says:

    Hi Jeff! Just wanted you to know I have made you my “Blogger of the Week” on my site. Hopefully this will get you some of the exposure you need!

  6. T says:

    Well, I’ve never commented on this site before, but you’re familiar with my comments at the other blog.

    I’m excited that you’re about to put up a bunch of the backlog! One of my friends did some of the penny art for you (so I understand), and it’s still not up. She won’t even show it to me! I keep waiting for it to come up here then!

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