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Day 16 – 9/16/15
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I finished all of my grocery shopping for the month today! It’s super ahead of schedule, but I wanted to lock down some low prices (hello freezer my best friend). Today, I picked up a little over 2 pounds of chicken “curry” cut for $2.14 at $0.99/lb (I’m wondering the same thing, what is this “curry” cut…can someone explain?). I also picked up a can of Coca-Cola on the way back for $0.99 because I didn’t want to take a separate trip.
So at this point, besides Trader Joe’s bananas that I pick up in fresh batches each week, everything has been purchased and paid for. The prices for Trader Joe’s bananas are fairly constant at $0.19 per banana, and I’m not worried about price fluctuation. Here is the final tally of all my grocery costs for the month, with a whole 70 cents to spare! Any thoughts or questions? What should I do with 70 cents?
|Chicken “curry” ?||$2.1|
|1 3 pound cabbage||$1.6|
|1 4 pound cabbage||$1.7|
|1000 Year old Eggs||$3.0|
|3 dozen eggs||$8.6|
|5 Onions (2 pound bag)||$1.3|
|24 oz can Tomato||$1.6|
|5 heads of garlic||$1.0|
|1 can coke||$1.0|
|Bananas (projected cost until day 30)||$5.7|
On another note, while I was out grocery shopping, I ran into a curbside promotion from iHeartRadio. Free ice cream! Even though the cost-of-living is crazy here, this is one of the reasons I love New York.
Chawanmushi – $0.32 (1 egg)
1 Hard Boiled Egg – $0.25
Cabbage garlic stir fry with rice – $0.28
Banana – $0.19
Hong-Kong style borscht with rice – $0.63
1 Ice Cream Cone – Free! Yay!
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