Becoming Debt Free in 2009

January 28, 2009

Cheap Food and A Bonus

Filed under: Food,Shopping — ambercouric @ 10:23 am
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Last night I had to run into Food Lion to pick up some candy for Kennedy.  While there I decided to pick up a loaf of rice bread.  I can only eat rice or tapioca bread because of severe allergies and at $5.89 a loaf  I don’t eat a lot of it.  But while in Food Lion I noticed they had a ton of stuff in their organic section reduced to less than a dollar.  I was able to get nearly $100 worth of bread, pasta, snack bars, egg replacer, and potato starch all for less than $10.  All of the items had dates of Oct. 2009 or later so I bought enough for a long time.  This was a huge find because it is RARE that I find a deal on allergy free items.

My SAT student stopped by yesterday with a gift.  She was thrilled with her score increase and wanted to do something special for me.  She gave me a bag filled with $200 worth of giftcards to various places.  This will be such a treat since several of the cards are to places like Starbucks, Barnes & Nobles, Chilli’s and a local speciality store. 

It was so nice to have a day that just seemed to all go right.  Especially, since January has been such a hard month.



  1. What bargains! Good for you for keeping your eyes open. Enjoy the gifts. It’s nice to be appreciated.

    Comment by rtc — January 28, 2009 @ 10:46 am

  2. Glad things are going well for you! You’ve worked hard, you deserve it!

    Comment by Money Minder — January 28, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

  3. Very cool on finding the bargain discounts and receiving all those fun gift cards! Woo hoo! What a fabulous week you are having. 🙂

    Comment by Money Funk — January 28, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

  4. Fantastic sales! I love accidentally coming across discounts like that!

    Comment by MakingUpForPastMistakes — January 28, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

  5. Great job on the bargains! I always stock up on items that are a real deal. I just bought 10 boxes of Captain Crunch cereal because they were only .40 a box! Yeah…not healthy but it’s so good.

    Comment by Michelle — January 28, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

  6. Wow. Just…wow! THAT is amazing! 🙂 Congrats on a very sweet deal. And what a thoughtful gift! They’re definitely appreciated and no doubt will be thoughtfully used in turn! 🙂

    Comment by Annie — January 28, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

  7. Hi there-what a lovely day for you!! Its great to feel appreciated and those finds were awesome, well done!

    Comment by sharon rose — January 29, 2009 @ 4:32 am

  8. Now see, why can’t I get lucky and find some good deals like that, lol? I am fortunate that I don’t have food allergies, so the bread I eat is only $.79, but to find the other deals is a total steal! Good for you!

    Your SAT student must have REALLY increased her score to give you $200 in goodies. Either that, or I’m just cheap. When I really appreciate a good job or help, I get a card and maybe a $15 gift card to somewhere they would like. Not that I don’t think the idea was nice, it’s just a lot of money I don’t have to spend. But, kudos to you for having such a great day and being totally appreciated! I bet it felt good.

    Comment by Kristy @ Master Your Card — February 2, 2009 @ 1:20 am

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