Free Grocery Money

A few weeks back I won a $25 Kroger Gift Card from Deborah of Taste and Tell’s Give Away.

Although there are no Kroger’s by me, Ralph’s is in the same family of grocery stores and the card is good at Ralph’s.  I live very close to a Ralph’s and that’s my go-to grocery store.   My second home. I tucked the gift card into my wallet and had no trouble using it.

I am always replenishing my produce stash.   I knew I’d have no trouble using my free grocery money.

You can barely see the little Kroger brand logo on this salad mix, but it’s there.  (Even though I got the salad mix at Ralph’s). See, I knew they were part of the same “family” of stores.


I put my grocery finds to immediate use…

Dressed with homemade vegan Creamy Lemon & Herb Dressing

I made some Sweet ‘n Tangy Chicken-less Salad to go with the green salad.  <—That’s the green food I ate for St. Paddy’s Day.

And there was also Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate for dessert.

From my last post about What you Stash, it was fun to hear what you stash and stockpile.  From produce to snack bars to chocolate.  You all are hoarders.  Kidding.

And thanks for the compliments on my Amazon Store.  I am excited, but as I said in the post, I don’t plan to really “promote” it all that much.  If someone wants to know what brand of spiralizer or tofupress or yoga mat I use, they can go to my Store and check it out.  If I happen to make 17 cents in the process, great.  If not, oh well. All info about my Amazon store is in my Shop Tab.


1. If you had $25 to spend at the regular grocery store, what would you buy?  Or what do you normally buy with your grocery budget?

Most of my grocery money goes toward fresh produce.  Around that I add plant-based protein like edamame, tofu, nuts, seeds.  Then I think condiments, sauces, dips.  And coffee.

I did two posts that you may find relevant:

Tips for Saving Money on your Grocery Budget (I covered things like I can buy twice the amount of food if I don’t buy organic, why I hardly ever step foot in WF’s, etc.)


My Pantry & Refrigerator Staples (common, easily sourced items I always have and can make pretty much anything from scratch that I want to eat, from what I have on hand)

2. Weekend Plans?

I am possibly getting together with a friend.

And I am most definitely working, doing housework, cooking, cleaning, and you know, sitting on the couch watching soaps and eating bon-bons. Or eating No-Bake White Chocolate Mango Cookie Dough Bites.

And enjoying some of this great weather we’re having in San Diego!

Enjoy your weekend!


43 comments on “Free Grocery Money”

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  2. Organic fruits and veggies do take up a big chunk of my grocery shopping! It can get pretty crazy, mostly because what I’m craving changes so often!

  3. Your daughter is adorable!!! She looks just like you!

  4. My weekly grocery budget is around 25 dollars! … and I buy dried beans, whole grains, nuts/seeds and produce.. and canned tomatoes..

  5. I would spend the $25 dollars on cilantro. All of it. :-) Hehe. I love cilantro.

  6. I’m so glad you were able to make such good use of the gift card! :)

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