Tuesday, February 24, 2009

78 cents richer!

I went to the grocery store with $19 cash and a very short list this evening, and walked out with the following:

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(I'm especially proud of the 78 cents leftover -- woooo laundry quarters! I would have walked out with 88 cents if the cashier had remembered to give me ten cents off for bringing my own bag! Rats.)

FROZEN:
local, organic, in-pod edamame

PACKAGED GROCERY:
organic nori
organic diced tomatoes

PRODUCE:
organic cucumber
organic bananas
organic avocado
local, organic white button mushrooms
local, organic red potato
local hydroponic romaine

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You know the budget's tight when bananas become an "impulse buy." :)

What kinds of corners have you had to cut lately?

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, great finds! And good job on bringing your own bags, I do that too! =D

Courtney said...

Yum--I am loving the edamame lately too! They make for such a quick and easy snack to bring along to work and are yummy and fun to eat :o)

Courtney

Melody Polakow said...

I have been cutting ALL sorts of corners. Today, I REALLY wanted miso, but didn't buy it.. I did splurge on Ume Vinegar.. for 2.10.

I find taking cash helps SOOO much. I don't have an option. Today, I only took 4.62 to the store which is what I had leftover (I budgeted 15 this week so I could put 10 into my bulk food fund).. Now I have 2.52 left and EVERY penny counts! I know I'll probably buy some collard greens because I have been craving them.