I discovered this budget tip as an impoverished undergraduate, desperate for cheap carbs in all forms. Jimmy John’s sells day old sandwich bread for 45 cents. So, you should probably go buy some and put it in your mouth where it belongs. Even though the bread isn’t fresh out of the oven, it’s still delicious. I’ve never gotten bread that tasted stale. I use Jimmy John’s bread to make garlic bread all the time, and it also makes excellent bread pudding.
45 cents for delicious bread. Who cares if it’s a day old? Just eat it, peasant. You aren’t Kate Middleton.
I like to pay for my day old bread in change because it makes me feel like I’m in the livin’ it up in the olden days, and that I could go buy half an acre and a brood of hens for a silver dollar if I wanted (and if I had a silver dollar). Paying in change also makes it easier for me to pretend I’m buying bread in my provincial French village.
And as my friend Whitney recently reminded me, pretending is awesome.