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The Best Day 1 Reader Submissions for Cheap Eats Challenge The Contest

These people are better at cheap eats than you.

During Cheap Eats Week, bold Eater editors, Vox Media staffers, and readers are attempting to make it through the whole week on $10 a day (before tax/tip). There is a complex set of rules (street fruit! the bar snack loophole!) but the gist of it is: spend no more than $10 for restaurant and prepared meals for an entire day. All non-nutritional liquids (e.g., coffee, alcohol) are exempt. Eater editors have been summarizing their meals here, while readers and co-workers have been adding their intel to the forums and social media. Here's some highlights from the #thecontest hashtag.

meal #2 of @eater #thecontest chicken and lamb over rice at Halal Guys. $5.99. Grand total of day 1 = $9.49.

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