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    ^Yes! Market Basket is so much cheaper than other grocery stores. There's one across the street from me and it is the way to go.
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    I have to do a search on the grocery stores nearest me... I just know that Whole Foods and Shaws are definitely the closest. Getting on the T and riding a few stops wouldn't be the end of the world, but especially if we have a lot of bags... closer is easier!
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    Eating cheaply has always been difficult for me. I try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible and that adds up quick. Farmers markets are great for that, though. So much cheaper than going to a grocery store! And better!

    I'd say try and buy in bulk on items that you know won't spoil quickly--pasta, whole grains, beans, lentils. I don't know if you like all of that stuff, but if you haven't tried it give it a chance. Not only is it healthy for you, lots of protein and fiber, but it's also very economical. Also, take advantage of Buy One Get One sales. If a store has bread 2 for 1, get both and freeze the other one so it won't spoil. Then you can just defrost it in your refrigerator.
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    ^Buying in bulk is a great idea!!!

    I just did my meal plan stuff and I think I will have like 4-5 meals a week in the dining hall. So that's good. I basically only have a granola bar for breakfast during the weekdays, and weekends I usually don't have breakfast and just do lunch or brunch. So that leaves me 14 meals a week I'll have to provide for myself, and with 4-5 from the dining hall... I'll have to worry about 9-10. And lunches are pretty cheap and simple for me so that's good.

    I should probably focus my attention on getting a job on campus now! I figure even if I just make $100 a week that will be enough to cover my food and alcohol costs, with some left over hahaha.
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    So I'm definitely not spending as much on groceries as I thought I might, which is good! I bought like $40 worth last Friday and I think I'll go again tomorrow but still probably only spend $30-40.
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