Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Bountiful First Time

Today was my first crack at doing Bountiful Baskets and I AM IN LOVE! It is a nonprofit organization that basically works like this: you go to the web site on Tuesday morning and place your order (you pay online) and print out your conformation voucher. For just a basket it is $16.50, (your first time there is a one time charge of $3) but there are other add-ons you can purchase. Saturday at the given time and place you show up with your laundry baskets/boxes/bags etc. Show your voucher. Pick up your food. Take it home. Try to find room for all of it.
This idea is so fantastic and such a great way to save money, and incorporate healthier foods into your diet. The retail value of what you get is generally in the $50-$70 range. AMAZING SAVINGS! This is what I brought home.
1lb Strawberries
1 Honey Dew Mellon
8 Apples
5 Grapefruit
1 Pineapple
1 Butternut Squash
4 Tomatoes
6 Yams
5 Ears of Corn
2 Cucumbers
9 Bananas
2 Bags of Spinach
and for $14 more a
20lb box of mixed citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits)

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