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Week 6: 52-Week Savings Challenge, plus Day 1 Sochi

February 8th, 2014 at 03:38 pm

I've noticed a binge-purge groceries habit. NSDs throughout the working week, and then one day of $85-$100 outflow. This week I had two no-spend days. I had some good savings: eight dollars off a 24 oz canister of grated Parmesan cheese; four dollars off a pound of natural ground lamb; coupon for five dollars off a grocery purchase.

A few of my friends and family have birthdays, so I bought and mailed cards to them. Some are out of the country. February and November seem to be my busiest months for this.

$38 deposited.

Sochi Challenge
$9 so far on the first day: Gold, Silver AND Bronze. Going to use the Sochi Challenge savings on exercise wear.



These challenges are working my noggin down to a nub.
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Today as a Valentine's Present of sorts my husband treated himself to a new watch. $76.99. Also we treated ourselves to a brunch with one free mocha before debt group.

I opened up with how I needed to think more long-term and set some investing dollars aside as well as pay down debt. We are all "under the crunch" with our car loans, and the others agreed that maybe we should expand our scope to include novel and little-known savings ploys. We are all using the "Asian market" method for fruits and vegetables, for example.

6 Responses to “Week 6: 52-Week Savings Challenge, plus Day 1 Sochi”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    What is the "Asian Market" method?

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    We buy our fruits and vegetables, oils, noodles at the Asian market. Usually we save at least 35% from the supermarket price.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Wow, that's new information for me. I buy my fruits and vegetables at Sobeys and it's really over priced. I'll search for an Asian market in my area. Thanks for the information! From a fellow canuck!

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    wowitsawonderfullife: You in AB? or NL?

  5. baselle Says:

    Asian can be defined liberally. My favorite "Asian" produce market is Lenny's, which happens to play both ends of Asia - Chinese and Russian/Ukraine.

  6. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Yes, Lenny's is where I usually shop, unless I need some sea vegetable, in which case it's Central Market or HT Oaktree. I should venture into Ukrainian cooking: my ancestors came from that region, but don't have the language.

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