Alternate titles: Oooooone Dollaaaaaaar and Constanza Has Nothing on Me.
So, the only thing I love better than being vegan is finding super awesome cheap vegan deals. DEALS, people! MrsBadMouth did a marvelous blog on how to be a thrifty vegan earlier this week and she pretty much touched up on everything I'd ever say on the subject. It got me really inspired to do something that most vegans would never think about doing: head to the dollar store.
Okay. I first fell in love with the dollar store during the holidays. I make gift baskets like a mothatrucka, and it is so much cheaper to drop a buck on baskets, cellophane, and ribbons than to buy a pre-made basket. A little bit of money and a decent amount of time really makes for a happy and cheap holiday season. Plus, a store like Dollar Tree or 99 Cents Only makes for decent holiday decor, a starting place for crafting, and cheap, non descript mugs. You just have to know what to shop for and make sure to inspect the quality before leaving the store.
Also, discount stores are like a secret vegan playground. When you get to reading ingredients, you find A LOT of vegan things. Healthy and decadent. Organic and filled with disgustingly awesome things. I love discount stores. Part of me doesn't want anybody to know about these deals, but since none of y'all live near me...it's cool. Muahahahaha. Here's what I scooped up last night (everything except for the Amy's soups which were on clearance at Ralph's)...
|clockwise from middle: Westsoy low fat soymilk, Amy's soup, syrup pourer, organic pinto beans, creminis, pizza crust, dish towel, more creminis, more Amy's soup, big bag of Mexican oregano, organic black beans, and organic kidney beans|
|Mrs. Freshley's cookies|
|sugar in the raw|
Another cool place is Big Lots. I love their cereal selection. I think all the boxes are $2.50 at most. Also found half gallon shelf stable Almond Breeze for $2.50!
The point is you can be vegan and find great deals even at the dollar store. My advice? Go on a little journey to your neighborhood dollar store. Browse the grocery and refrigerated section and see what is vegan. I'm certain you'll be surprised.
Happy Saturday, everybody!