$10 a day challenge: 3 of 31
I had a pretty busy day yesterday (after waking up late) and wasn’t really obsessed with eating, so I did well.
Thank god I saved those Dunkin’ Donuts coupons.. because I’m still getting my caffeine fix at a reduced cost! Also sampled one of their sandwiches (?)
How much did yesterday’s food and drink cost? Find out after the jump.
Got a late start (I’m blaming detox from booze – my body is “repairing” itself), and didn’t take poor Oscar out till after 2pm! (13 hours well-behaved and patient)
I ruffled through my paperwork and grabbed two Dunkin Donuts coupons. One for 99-cent “any beverage,” and another for 99-cent “any sandwich or pizza.”
Ordered a XL Hazelnut coffee (skim, sweet & lo,) and tried their Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon flatbread sandwich. The product looked exactly as advertised (which is amazing, especially after the nauseating Quizno’s disaster from November 2006 – Check it out, it’s gross!) The taste wasn’t award winning, but hit the spot, and was super-cheap. Total cost for both: $2.12.
Oh, what do you call the meal in-between lunch and dinner? Linner? Dunch? Lupper?
Meal #2 (if you can even call this a meal):
Got caught up the rest of the day, and only had time for another two Trader Joe’s hard-boiled eggs. Cost: $0.66
As the midnight hour rolled around, didn’t want to eat anything heavy, so I made some stove-cooked popcorn (kernels from local bodega.) This was a giant mistake, because I believe I put too much oil in the pot, and ended up feeling horribly bloated. Never use vegetable oil when popping corn. Corn oil tastes better. Total cost: feeling uncomfortable and out $0.67
Day #3 Total:
Total Spent: $3.45
Monthly Total: $12.94
Budget Left: $297.06
I didn’t have time to pick up my veggies, so that’ll have to wait another day.