A Fun Food-Shopping Trip
A few weeks ago I got a voucher for $20 at Whole Foods for $10 from Living Social. My cupboards were looking pretty bare, so today I finally went to use it with the goal in mind to not go over by any amount I couldn’t find in my change purse.
One of my inspirations was this post: http://www.poorgirleatswell.com/2009/06/25-shopping-cart-version-40.html
It was my first time going to Whole Foods to shop here in Austin, which is where Whole Foods was started! The store was beautiful and full of tasty and pretty things. I spent a long time looking for stuff that would give me the most bang for my buck, and here is what I ended up with:
Water refill, whole grain tortilla chips, milk, raisins, quinoa, baby spinach, carrots, garbanzo beans, eggs, cheese, tofu and an orange.
I put the stuff on the checkout conveyor slowly, in case I was going to have to put something back. I’d kept pretty good track but I wasn’t exactly sure how much the bulk and produce stuff was going to end up being. The orange was last. I had tasted one they had out for sample and really liked it, but it seemed like more of a treat, because everything else I got is going to take more than one meal to use up.
So imagine my delight when everything, including the orange, came out to $20.29! I definitely had $.29 in my coin purse!
I managed to fit all of it except the water in my collapsable cooler, and the water fit in my backpack. Then I walked back to the bus stop and the bus pulled up pretty much just a few minutes after I got there.
When I got home I cut up that orange and ate it like it was chocolate cake! I was so pleased with myself that I had been able to fit it in to the $20. It was delicious.
Then I made hummus to go with the chips. Yum. I will probably have a spinach salad for dinner.
Oh yeah, and I also got free samples of really nice face cream and cleanser, plus coupons if I decide to buy full-sized ones later.
I WIN! :-)