Well, the official rules of the "Alaska's Best Grocery Deals Foodstamp Challenge" are up. You can read them HERE.
Man, I would love to do this challenge, but the fact that I can't use any food I already have in the house/freezer may be what makes me not able to do it. I just can not afford to go out every week and buy meat, produce, milk, eggs and the whole shebang for the family. I'm on a super duper mega tight budget right now. I could try to do it just for me, but then I'd have to separate out transactions, which would require more time in line with cranky kids and really slow cashiers (at least that has been my luck lately). I will try and see what I can do to make this work, though, because I would LIKE to do it.
Anyway, I encourage you all to at least TRY this if you can afford to do it :-). I think it will be fun if you just give it a try. And remember...you can use the menu plan that I do every week as a "cheat sheet" for your family (and yes, I will work on maybe making one for one person those two weeks to give you a couple good ideas on what to buy).
So, read up and do your planning and let's all see how far we get! Good luck (well in advance anyway) to you all!