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Satisfying Shopping

April 5th, 2006 at 10:42 pm

Today i went shopping at the supermarket. I carefully checked the pantry and fridge before I went to see what I had, then I drew up a week's worth of nutritious menus. I wanted to keep below $30 so I put down the cheapest veges, and used lots of beans.

When I got to the store, I took my time to check all the prices and adjusted my list to take advantage of manager's specials. I made a couple changes to my menu. I deliberately went midweek early in the morning as I knew the store would not be crowded. When i got to the checkout I remebered the coupon in my wallet because I wasn't feeling hassled. Result: a week's healthy eating at $15.90.
And I avoided all the cookies and tempting treats.

I am feeling very pleased with myself. It's great how paying attention and getting value for money makes the difference between a satisfying purchase and just frittering money away (and feeling dissatisfied afterward). I think I could go the rest of the week without needing to spend any more money.

3 Responses to “Satisfying Shopping”

  1. midlight21 Says:

    How exactly do you have a week's worth of nutritious meals for only $16??? Is that just for you?

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Great job! Way to go for the bargains. Having time is a key thing, is'nt it!

  3. laceshawl Says:

    Yes I was only shopping for myself, also it so happened that I had plenty of basics (flour for baking own bread, nilk powder, pasta, potatoes etc) on hand this week. Usually I spend $20-25.

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