Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

April 19, 2014

Buy One – Get 15 Free

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 12:35 am

The title is much better than BOGO. Needed butter, so we bought some yesterday. Tonight found a box of 15. Organic sweet cream butter no less, woo hoo!

Captured from the dumpster over 50 packages of cheese, some were pre-sliced, some were blocks of cheese. Monterey Jack, Colby, Sharp Cheddar, you name it. All these cheeses are in their packages intact. Good for omelettes or cheese quesadillas.

Two packages of frozen hash browns.

5 containers of chocolate milk.

Sliced deli turkey breast.

Jello desserts.

Cookie dough to bake chocolate chip cookies with.

Onions, potatoes, broccoli, carrots (I make carrot juice daily). Ironically I had said I needed to find a carrot farmer as it takes 1 pound of carrots to make juice for my husband and I. Found tons and tons of carrots. Plus a bag of sweet oranges.

This weekend we are having guests over. They are having a getaway from their 5 children. They need the break. They are staying the night with us. We’re going to eat dived food (they know where it comes from), watch some good old fashioned movies, maybe play some scrabble and then later have a fire outside and see the stars.

I love being a free agent. No mortgage, no debt, just free to live the life I want. I’m no spring chicken. But I’m not ready to take a dirt nap just yet. So now I live my life on my terms. Go to bed when I want, get up when I want, do what I want. The sky is the limit. But it took me MANY years to get here.

I’m certainly NOT wealthy by any means. We live very frugally. We live simply. And for me that’s OK.

So when our friends leave, they’ll be going home with lots of stuff. Clothes for the kids, food, toiletries, prepper supplies, etc. They need it, we have it, we got it free and we share it.

What’s not to like about that?



  1. So nice to hear you are doing well – great finds, and even better to share with friends

    Comment by Cheapchick — April 19, 2014 @ 9:51 am

  2. You continue to inspire me. I have not yet made the leap into diving, but keep planning to make the effort soon. Amazed at how exactly what you need is there. I have the same experience often with yard sales and free curb finds. (Including a tent that just needed a little repair. We will be camping three months straight this summer so that’s a blessing!)

    Comment by Blinksleep — April 19, 2014 @ 11:44 am

  3. Finally got back on here. I bet the stargazing was awesome.

    Comment by Tina — April 20, 2014 @ 1:23 am

  4. Wonderful post.. so glad you are able to find exactly what you need. Hope you have a wonderful Easter. 🙂 What happens when you are no longer able to dive?

    Comment by CAROL — April 20, 2014 @ 8:35 am

  5. When you are not able to dive go to local charities in your area. All of your good deeds will be returned.

    Comment by Wilma — April 20, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

  6. Carol, the senior citizens will drive and the youngsters will dive. That way we all eat. We stock up our pantries and share with like minded individuals.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — April 22, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

  7. Good stuff, UDD.

    Comment by Ryu — April 23, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

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