Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Good Deal?
I went to 4 different stores this morning to get groceries. Henry's, Stater Brothers (both grocery stores... had to hit the sales!), Costco and WalMart. We didn't get very many things at Henry's or Stater Brothers, but my cart was fairly full at Costco. It usually is. With three kids it's nice to get things like milk and cereal in big boxes! Besides, I love just going in there to browse. The prices on most of their items amaze me. Some, aren't so great, but for the most part, it's a good deal. Then we went to WalMart. Got a few things and my total came out to MORE than what I spent at Costco! How does this happen? WalMart is like a great money vacuum. As soon as you walk in the door it turns on. Why is this the only store that I go in for a loaf of bread and come out with $50 of junk? How does that happen? It's like things magically jump into my cart! I've decided to start staying away from that store. I'm going to try and accomplish all of my shopping at other places. Maybe I'll be able to save a little money that way. Or, maybe I'll just spend more money on gas running all over town trying to get everything that I need. Maybe I just need to have more will power to say "NO!! I don't need that". Unfortunately, I haven't been able to cultivate that skill in over 30 years. I doubt it will be something I can do now. I guess I can always try. But it's so hard... after all, WalMart is the home of "Always Low Prices... Always" and I do love a good deal... even on items that I don't really need or want. :)

5 comments:

Shirlee said...

We have two grocery stores in town and always have to go to both. One of the stores has 10 percent off your total on the first Tuesday of the month. So that's a plus. I've been going to WalMart less and less. There's only one in the city closest to us and it's not that great.
That must make for a long day for you running from store to store with kiddos in tow. My sis has three all close in age and grocery day was always an adventure.

Melissa said...

I try to go with as few kiddos as possible!! If I can get away with it, I go when the two oldest are in school. But, occasionally, we all go. And it's not pretty.

Melissa said...

I try to go with as few kiddos as possible!! If I can get away with it, I go when the two oldest are in school. But, occasionally, we all go. And it's not pretty.

RaNae said...

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Hugs R

RaNae said...

Hi Mel I know what you mean about wal mart I'll go in with a list and then remember this and that and extras- it's rare that we come out of there cheaply or with just our list. PS Check out my blog for the rules on the tag.
RaNae